15-16 November, 2016 | Mercure Brisbane, Brisbane, QLD

Ben King

Company Director
CQG Consulting

Patrice is one of Queensland’s leading environmental professionals specializing in environmental impact assessment and environmental management of a number of major project developments adjacent to the Great Barrier Reef World Heritage Area in Queensland. She has had over 30 years’ experience in industry and consulting and held various director roles on state and national boards. In recognition of this experience Patrice was invited by the Australian government to present to the UNESCO World Heritage Centre during their assessment of the Great Barrier Reef World Heritage Area in 2012. Her consultancy business, CQG has been working with Mitchell Ports to introduce transhipping as an alternative export solution ports within sensitive environments and as a back-up following cyclone or approval delay periods.

Patrice is a regular presenter at national and international environmental conferences and is passionate about finding better ways to do things to enable Australia’s ports to continue to operate and develop in a sensible manner without the need to ring-fence marine environments.



16:25 Table 2: Transhipping as a complement to traditional port operations

  • When is trans-shipping an applicable alternative?
  • What are the dredging requirements for transhipping?
  • What are the benefits?

14:40 Panel Discussion: The future of dredging in Australia and the potential uses of dredge material

  • The need for dredging and dredge material for flood management using dykes, break walls and embankments
  • The installation of off-shore wind-farms using dredge technology
  • Examining the types of future regulation that will govern capital, maintenance dredging and disposal options
  • The potential use of dredging activity for environmental enhancement e.g. intertidal areas and sea grass meadows


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