GLADSTONE HARBOUR – FEDERAL GOVERNMENT DUCKS THE ISSUE

Heritage area harbour: firms self-assessed by: Graham Lloyd From: The Australian February 25, 2013 12:00AM COMPANIES involved in the $33 billion expansion of Gladstone Harbour were allowed to self-assess whether they were meeting the hundreds of environmental conditions to operate in the World Heritage area. But, in response to complaints that Gladstone Ports had breached its audit conditions, the federal Environment Department said it did not consider the Gladstone Ports Corporation to have breached the approval conditions relating to independent … More…

Environmental ‘failings’ spark Gladstone port probe as dolphins depart

Image of Liquified Natural Gas development on Curtis Island

by: GRAHAM LLOYD, ENVIRONMENT EDITOR From: The Australian February 16, 2013 12:00AM   AUSTRALIA’S most environmentally controversial project, the $33 billion expansion of Gladstone port in Queensland, is under investigation after being accused of breaching strict federal government audit conditions on harbour dredging and dumping of spoils in a World Heritage area. Federal Environment Minister Tony Burke confirmed a review was under way into whether the project had breached its conditions by failing to get an independent assessment of its work. The … More…

DUGONG EATS 1.5 TONNES OF COS LETTUCE PER WEEK

For a young dugong, every day’s a salad day 23 January 2013, NEWS.com.au IT’S fair to say that Wuru the dugong is a bit of a salad fan. The 400kg marine mammal, along with Sea Life Sydney Aquarium’s other dugong, Pig, chomp through an astonishing 1.5 tonnes of cos lettuce every week. That’s $140,000 a year just for the lettuce, not to mention the cost of two full-time staff whose sole task is to prepare the greenery for consumption. But … More…

GLADSTONE INVESTIGATION ORDERED BY MINISTER BURKE

GLADSTONE OBSERVER The expansion of Gladstone Port is under investigation Comments (2) » Megan McEwan 16th Feb 2013 3:21 PM An aerial View of Fisherman’s Landing in Gladstone Harbour. Brenda Strong THE expansion of Gladstone’s port is under investigation by the Federal Government. Australians for Animals coordinator Sue Arnold said she and Matt Landos had been in extensive interviews with Federal Environment Minister Tony Burke and government representatives about their concerns for the harbour, which included animal health. “The most … More…

GLADSTONE PORT CORPORATION PROBE BY FEDERAL GOVERNMENT

Environmental ‘failings’ spark Gladstone port probe as dolphins depart by: GRAHAM LLOYD, ENVIRONMENT EDITOR From: The Australian February 16, 2013 12:00AM Four giant liquefied natural gas processing facilities are being built on Curtis Island in Gladstone Harbour. Picture: Vanessa Hunter Source: The Australian AUSTRALIA’S most environmentally controversial project, the $33 billion expansion of Gladstone port in Queensland, is under investigation after being accused of breaching strict federal government audit conditions on harbour dredging and dumping of spoils in a World … More…