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Queen of the Netherlands, Melbourne Feb 5 2008

Queen of the Netherlands, Melbourne Feb 5 2008

Queen of the Netherlands , in controversial cir***stances, has been engaged by the Port of Melbourne Corporation to deepen Port Phillip Heads, and channels leading into the Yarra River and Appleton Dock. The Queen has been tied up for a week unable to proceed due to litigation instituted by a local

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Federal Minister has cleared the way for dredging to commence at 7.30 am (AEDST) tomorrow morning. He has imposed tighter environmental reporting requirements that will be open to public scrutiny with a capacity to immediately halt dredging if standards not met. This dredging of Port Phillip program is now said to be meeting the most stringent environmental requirements set for any program in the world.
 

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Bloody enviroMENTALists they want it all their own way,& still have all the stuff they buy that has to imported. Thats why ships get bigger so harbours have to be dredged. PILLOCKS!
 

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M1188. Despite all their objections and taking it to 3 Court hearings, common sense came thru. and they lost. However they were successful in adding millions of $'s to the cost of the job. The Q of the N is now dredging at the entrance to Port Phillip. using a special cutter bucket, in an attempt at preventing spoil falling into the canyons that are at depths
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The Port Phillip Bay Channel Deepening Project was completed in November 2009, having dredged 22.97 million cubic metres without any adverse effect on the environment.
 

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