PAST EVENT: Management of Maintenance Dredging in Queensland’s GBRWHA Ports – A Strategy in Action

PAST EVENT: Management of Maintenance Dredging in Queensland’s GBRWHA Ports – A Strategy in Action

Date(s) - 06/11/2018
4:45 pm

PIANC Australia invites you to join us

Recent years have seen a step change in the attention to the health of the Australia’s Great Barrier Reef. Much of the Queensland Port industry has been exposed to significant regulatory and policy change, particularly related to its dredging activities.

Increased expectation of the industry to demonstrate best practice has been supported by the introduction of the Queensland Maintenance Dredging Strategy for Great Barrier Reef World Heritage Area (GBRWHA) Ports.

North Queensland Bulk Ports (NQBP) have led the way in implementing the strategy, primarily through its Sustainable Sediment Management framework.

Brendan Hickey from the Department of Transport and Main Roads, and Kevin Kane from North Queensland Bulk Ports will be discussing the changes and presenting a case study of the maintenance dredging strategy in action.

Who: Brendan Hickey – Brendan Hickey has more than 25 years’ experience in ports and shipping policy, regulation and operations. With the Commonwealth and Queensland governments and as a consultant he has worked in the fields of international and domestic shipping, port strategy, planning and services. Most recently, as the Manager Ports Strategy with the Department of Transport and Main Roads, he has been working with ports and other stakeholders on the port related actions of the Reef 2050 Long-term Sustainability Plan.

Kevin Kane – Kevin is Senior Manager Environment Planning with North Queensland Bulk Ports Corporation. Kevin co-chairs of the current international PIANC working groups (WG175) who are authoring a guideline on environmental risk management of navigational infrastructure projects. Kevin has recently been elected onto the Board of Directors of PIANC Australia.

When: Tuesday, 6th November from 1645

Where: North Queensland Bulk Ports offices, at Level 1, 324 Queen St Brisbane

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