20 November 2021
Venice Energy has submitted a development application to construct a Floating Storage Regasification Unit (FSRU) at Outer Harbour.
An FSRU is essentially a floating gas tank connected to the domestic gas network which is periodically refilled by an LNG tanker.…
31 October 2021
The Department’s pipeline to pump sand from point Malcolm to West Beach is gaining pace
It’s difficult to write on this from a local perspective as the department keeps changing it’s approach.…
24 October 2021
The Department has made much of the suitability of the Semaphore to Taperoo beaches for sand mining. But as time passes, cracks are starting to appear in that suitability.
Putting aside the voluminous Departmental propaganda for the moment, the basis of these claims rested on Departmental data and specialist consultant reports…
1 October 2021
Two storms hit the metro coast in 2021 – the first on the 31st of May and the second shortly after on 24/25th June.
The scale of their intensity is disputed. Departmental staff, taking a long term view, say they were relatively rare. Others view such events as consistent with global warming predictions of storms of increased magnitude and frequency…
1 October 2021
After 18 months of sand mining, we’re wondering if mining is managed at all at Semaphore? If so it’s not clear how.
A common definition of managing is “to succeed in doing or dealing with something, especially something difficult”. Any but the crudest of mining operation requires much more than moving material from A to B….