Environment Minister seeks review of bund wall claims

FEDERAL Environment Minister Greg Hunt has called for an urgent review of claims the failure of a bund wall may have been a major factor in the collapse of water quality and marine health in Gladstone Harbour.

Environment groups have called for a royal commission-style inquiry into dredging in the port to establish what went wrong and whether state and federal regulators had acted responsibly.

The Australian reports Mr Hunt said he was seeking a review of the latest claims "as a matter of urgency".

Ports Corp stays tight lipped over bund wall allegations

Heavy flooding was blamed for a collapse of water quality and fish health in Gladstone in late 2011.

However, former employees have claimed a bund wall built to contain dredge spoils from the harbour dredging project had suffered a serious failure following design changes to cut costs.

Read the full story here.

Topics:  bund wall dredging environment gladstone harbour gladstone ports corporation greg hunt

Man sees neighbour try to commit suicide, drives away on meth

Stock photo.

A man with long-time drug problems had to deal with the unbearable.

The NBN crews are on our streets

IT'S STARTED: Expect to see more construction crews and cabling around town.

NBN gets rolled out across Gladstone region.

Senior citizens group granted $35,000 to go solar

Gladstone Central Committee on the Ageing members Len Woodman and Des Robson at Port Curtis Place, Senior Citizens Centre in Gladstone, which had solar panels installed.

Dream to go solar comes true with $35,000 grant for senior citizens.

Local Partners