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

Kerynne Birch


Manager, Coastal and Marine Assessments
Department of Environment and Heritage Protection (QLD)


11:30 Managing your dredging permit in Queensland

  • An explanation of the legislative and monitoring requirements for dredging permits
  • Managing your dredging permit to maintain currency with best practice environmental management and changing policy
  • Cooperating with Queensland administering authorities to minimise dredging permit requirements and maximising value-adding

13:50 Panel Discussion: Reaching and maintaining environmental approval of dredging activities to ensure the longevity of ports

  • Communicating with your regulator to determine regulatory expectations and mitigate disputes
  • Addressing non-compliance quickly to prevent a reduction in approval
  • Staying up-to-date with policy changes to prevent incidental non-compliance

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

08:00 Workshop A: Achieving application approval on the first attempt: Reducing rejection by improving pre-project assessment

It can be difficult to proceed with applying for capital dredge projects when the prospect of potentially years of planning and data gathering could still result in application rejection. This workshop is appropriate for those currently in the planning stages of their project. Reduce lead time and improve efficiency by ensuring that those initial environmental approvals for dredging aren’t knocked back because of insufficient site investigation or a history of non-compliance.

The workshop will cover:
  • Introductionto and application of Queensland government regulations

  • Discussingappropriate monitoring and assessment methodologies according to the types ofbiological sensitive receptors adjacent to dredging

  • Strategiesfor maintaining best practice environmental management in your current projectmanagement plans



Check out the incredible speaker line-up to see who will be joining Kerynne.

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