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Apr 26, 2019
State help for $100m aquaculture project

State help for $100m aquaculture project

A $100 million aquaculture project 40km north of Bowen has been granted prescribed project status by the Queensland Government. Pacific Reef Fisheries proposes to construct 259 one-hectare aquaculture ponds, 1.5 metres deep on a total site area of about 768ha. The prawn farm project will also include: 11.3 ha seawater storage pond (370 mL storage… This content is for iQ Industry Queensland,...

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Jan 31, 2019
Rockhampton in line for aquaculture development

Rockhampton in line for aquaculture development

Rockhampton Mayor Margaret Strelow has welcomed the State Government’s focus on the region’s potential for saltwater aquaculture development. Casuarina Creek and Raglan Creek have been identified by the Department of Agricultural Industry Development and Fisheries as being suitable for aquaculture projects. Cr Strelow said research into aquaculture was one of the council’s core undertakings ...

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Jan 30, 2019
Tassal has big plans for Proserpine prawn farm

Tassal has big plans for Proserpine prawn farm

Australia’s largest aquaculture company plans to invest more than $30 million in rehabilitating and developing a prawn farm in Proserpine. Tassal, which acquired the site in 2018, said local suppliers and contractors would be a key focus for the company. Head of engagement for Tassal, Barbara McGregor, said civil works tenders had been received and… This content is for iQ Industry Que...

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Jan 30, 2019
Spotlight on Burdekin construction projects

Spotlight on Burdekin construction projects

A Burdekin Industry Breakfast on February 6 will highlight opportunities on the Haughton River Floodplain Upgrade project and construction of a planned prawn farm. The Infrastructure Group (TIG) project manager Campbell McCall will present on planning for the $514.3 million Haughton River Floodplain Upgrade project. TIG is a joint venture between Bielby Holdings, BMD Constructions,… This co...

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Sep 18, 2018
Council keen to tap into aquaculture

Council keen to tap into aquaculture

A new lease of life could be in the pipeline for the West Rockhampton Treatment Plant, with the potential for it to be converted into an aquaculture precinct. The WRTP has reached the end of its life and is currently being decommissioned, which means all waste flow will soon be diverted to the more effective… This content is for iQ Industry Queensland, iQ Coal, iQ Civil, iQ Geo, iQ Miner...

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