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Port of Bundaberg reaches new milestone

The Port of Bundaberg has received the first shipment of gypsum, marking the start of the production of plasterboard at the Knauf manufacturing plant recently constructed at the port. Minister for Ports, Mark Bailey, said this was a significant milestone for the port. “The arrival of MV Poavosa Wisdom VIII marks the first major import […]

Port of Eden gets major upgrade

The New South Wales Government has approved a $44 million upgrade of the Eden Wharf in the Port of Eden which will enable larger cruise ships to berth along the wharf and increase tourism in the area. Minister for Planning and Housing, Anthony Roberts, said the Port of Eden is vital for the region’s economy […]

Clinton Channel proposal developed

Gladstone Ports Corporation (GPC) will soon submit applications with the State and Federal Governments to progress its Clinton Vessel Interaction Project to ensure the safe and efficient passage of vessels through the Clinton Channel, adjacent to its RG Tanna Coal Terminal wharf in Gladstone. The proposed project involves approximately 800,000m3 of dredging in the Clinton […]

New maritime hub to revitalise Newcastle

The NSW Government has announced funding to renew the Fitzroy Street shipyard slipway to reactivate the Port of Newcastle and the Hunter as a major marine ship repair and maintenance precinct. Deputy Premier and Minister for Regional NSW, John Barilaro, said defence company Thales Australia will begin stage one of a phased redevelopment of the […]

Funding boost for infrastructure in Northern Queensland

The Queensland Government has announced more than $4.8 million has been allocated to the funding of critical infrastructure projects in Northern Queensland. The State Government will partner with Townsville, Burdekin, Hinchinbrook and Palm Island councils to improve water supply, drainage, and transport infrastructure. Minister for State Development, and Minister for Natural Resources and Mines, Dr […]

Major infrastructure investment for Townsville Port

With more than $50 million in projects currently underway and around $500 million of investment works in the planning, Townsville Port in Queensland will be ready for a trade boom, creating jobs and stimulating growth and investment in the local economy. Minister for Ports, Mark Bailey, said the announcement, subject to finalisation of an environmental […]

Contract awarded for wind farm laydown facility

The Port of Cairns has awarded the contract for the construction of a laydown facility, which will be leased to store more than 450 components for Queensland’s largest wind farm project, the Mount Emerald Wind Farm. Local company LDI was awarded the contract to construct the facility, and Rex Andrews Engineered Transportation was awarded the […]

Safety measures for Fremantle rail bridge

An underwater rock mound will be built in the north-eastern corner of Western Australia’s Fremantle Inner Harbour to provide the rail bridge with additional protection from ship impacts. The decision to install this barrier follows shipping incidents in 2011 and 2014. The underwater rock mound will provide additional protection for the north western section of […]

Port infrastructure upgrades for Ports North

Ports North will carry out approximately $570,000 worth of port infrastructure works at Thursday Island and Horn Island in Far North Queensland, including major wharf pylon and fittings replacements, and upgrades to the passenger pontoon. The works, to be carried out from the end of June 2017, are expected to take about three weeks. Operations […]

Port of Brisbane planning advisors appointed

Port of Brisbane (PBPL) has appointed a number of technical advisors to progress planning for the proposed Brisbane International Cruise Terminal. The appointments include, CPM Engineering – Project Management Assistance; ARUP (in conjunction with Arkhefield) – Engineering and Design consultants; and BMT WBM and Buckley Vann Planning – Planning applications and lodgements Port of Brisbane […]

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