Australia

Artificial reef and wharf proposal for Coffs

August 20, 2012
www.abc.net.au

A Coffs Harbour environment group wants a wharf and an artificial reef built as part of harbour break-wall maintenance. The Lands Department says it will consider the proposals as part of an options study for the foreshore.

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Wild weather prompts call for Old Bar protection

June 6, 2012
www.abc.net.au

As damaging seas pound the coast, Old Bar residents continue to push for artificial reefs as the best erosion protection.

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Lee Point artificial reef plan set in concrete

April 18, 2012
www.abc.net.au

More than 50 tonnes of concrete pipes and culverts are being sunk in the Timor Sea to form an artificial reef off Darwin.

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Prawn revenge: old trawler, new reef

April 17, 2012
www.ntnews.com.au

AN OLD arch enemy to wily sea creatures will become a sanctuary for them once she's blown up and sunk to her watery grave.

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Plan to make Lake artificial reefs permanent

March 29, 2012
www.theherald.com.au

The state government has proposed making artificial reefs off Galgabba Point, Swansea, a permanent fixture. Six reefs, each separated by 350 metres, have 100 reef balls each.

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Reefs created in Sydney dredging project

March 23, 2012
www.cbc.ca

The dredging of Sydney Harbour is another step closer to completion. Eight artificial reefs were created around the harbour in the last few months. The reefs are designed to replace the natural habitat destroyed by the dredging.

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Artificial reef planned for waters off Lee Point

February 21, 2012
www.abc.net.au

Catching a fish may become a lot easier for people in the Top End, with the Northern Territory government planning to sink more than 100 tonnes of concrete pipes and culverts to the bottom of the ocean.

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Artificial reef building starts

May 25, 2011
www.ntnews.com.au

The NT Government has begun construction on what Fisheries Minister Kon Vatskalis said would be one of the biggest artificial fishing reefs in Australia.

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Offshore rigs to become artificial reefs

April 20, 2011
www.cosmosmagazine.com

Decommissioned offshore rigs may be reused to create artificial deep-sea reefs for biological conservation, Australian scientists have announced.

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Ombudsman sinks last bid to stop scuttling of frigate

April 11, 2011
www.brisbanetimes.com.au

Campaigners' hopes of preventing the scuttling of decommissioned frigate HMAS Adelaide have been sunk after the NSW Ombudsman ruled out a last-minute intervention.

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HMAS Adelaide prepares for scuttling

April 11, 2011
www2.skynews.com.au

HMAS Adelaide begins its journey north from Sydney Harbour, as it prepares to be scuttled off the NSW Central Coast's Avoca Beach.

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Sinking of HMAS Adelaide to begin

April 11, 2011
www2.skynews.com.au

The former HMAS Adelaide has left its berth in Sydney Harbour as plans for its controversial scuttling off the New South Wales central coast are finalised. The NSW government will not be 'spooked' by community groups when it comes to the scuttling of HMAS Adelaide, Premier Barry O'Farrell says.

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Wave of emotion when Adelaide finally goes down

April 8, 2011
express-advocate-wyong.whereilive.com.au

IN five days, the “blood sweat and tears” of the past 11 years should finally be over for Sue Dengate and the members of the Central Coast Artificial Reef Project.

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Ombudsman demands answers on plan to sink Adelaide

April 2, 2011
express-advocate-wyong.whereilive.com.au

THE scuttling of the ex-HMAS Adelaide is once again under a cloud. The No Ship Action Group is demanding the new State Government defer the sinking until inquiries put forward by the NSW Ombudsman’s office are answered.

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Another round of legal battles looms over Adelaide scuttling

Feb 25, 2011
express-advocate-wyong.whereilive.com.au

The No Ship Action Group has no intention of giving up its fight to stall the sinking of HMAS Adelaide off the coast at Avoca, despite a new scuttling date of April 13 having been set.

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HMAS Adelaide to be sunk on April 13

Feb 24, 2011
www.sheppnews.com.au

The decommissioned warship HMAS Adelaide will be sunk off the NSW Central Coast on April 13.

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A year on, Adelaide scuttling row keeps raging

Feb 17, 2011
express-advocate-gosford.whereilive.com.au

ALMOST a year after ex-HMAS Adelaide was to be sunk off Avoca Beach, controversy continues to rage over the scuttling.

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Hunter site chosen for artificial reef

Feb 10, 2011
www.theherald.com.au

The state government has approved plans for three offshore artificial reefs including one off Blacksmiths Beach.

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Call to stop scuttling as sister ship breaks up

Feb 9, 2011
www.watoday.com.au

CENTRAL COAST environmentalists have called on the state government to abandon its plan to scuttle the decommissioned warship HMAS Adelaide off the coast of Avoca after Victorian authorities warned that a sister ship, also decommissioned and scuttled, was now breaking up.

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NO SHIP ACTION GROUP CONTINUES TO FIGHT

Feb 9, 2011
www.nbntv.com.au

The No Ship Action Group is once again calling for the state government to abandon its plan to scuttle the former HMAS Adelaide off the coast of Avoca.

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Angler anger over fake reef

Jan 5, 2011
www.theherald.com.au

The NSW Government has snubbed the region in deciding to deploy an artificial fishing reef off the wealthy Sydney suburb of Vaucluse.

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Community asset or underwater junkyard?

December 15, 2010
www.abc.net.au

Within just two years big concrete structures could be submerged off Western Australia's pristine coastline in a bid to enhance the local recreational fishing experience.

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Protest against HMAS Adelaide sinking

December 12, 2010
news.smh.com.au

Hundreds of protesters have gathered on the NSW Central Coast to show their anger at so-called mismanaged state government projects, including the sinking of HMAS Adelaide.

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Artificial reefs for the west?

Dec 8, 2010
www.fishingworld.com.au

Western Australia's Department of Fisheries has been investigating whether artificial reefs are suitable for deployment in the state's marine environment.

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Cost bombshell sinks hopes of scuttling warship

Dec 8, 2010
www.brisbanetimes.com.au

The delayed scuttling of HMAS Adelaide, a decommissioned warship, off the central coast, is over budget and will miss its final pre-election date, documents obtained under Freedom of Information laws by a protest group show.

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Ex-HMAS Adelaide marker buoy, cut loose at Avoca, drifts to The Entrance North

Nov 30, 2010
express-advocate-wyong.whereilive.com.au

The row over scuttling of ex-HMAS Adelaide has taken a nasty new turn with the marker buoy placed off Avoca Beach apparently being cut loose last week.

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New dispute over February scuttling date for ex-HMAS Adelaide at Avoca

Nov 25, 2010
express-advocate-wyong.whereilive.com.au

NO date has been set for the scuttling of the ex-HMAS Adelaide. The No Ship Action Group issued a statement this week stating the State Government intended to scuttle the ship in February next year.

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South Coast artificial reef set to expand

Nov 10, 2010
www.abc.net.au

St George's Basin near Jervis Bay on the South Coast is set to have the largest artificial reef in New South Wales.

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Claims No Ship group wasting public money over Adelaide scuttling

Oct 27, 2010
express-advocate-gosford.whereilive.com

The Central Coast is tired of the No Ship Action Group trying to delay the sinking of ex-HMAS Adelaide and wasting taxpayers’ money through its protests.

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Adelaide `no ship' group raises threat of erosion

Oct 21, 2010
express-advocate-gosford.whereilive.com.au

CONTROVERSY continues to rage over the scuttling of ex-HMAS Adelaide off Avoca Beach, with opponents now raising new objections.

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Tribunal rejects changes to Adelaide scuttling conditions

Oct 12, 2010
express-advocate-wyong.whereilive.com.au

The Administrative Appeals Tribunal has rejected a State Government challenge to some of the conditions imposed on the scuttling of the ex-HMAS Adelaide off Avoca Beach.

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Moreton Bay's artificial reefs for fishermen a go

Oct 4, 2010
www.theaustralian.com.au

Six artificial reefs are being sunk in areas around Moreton Bay to make up for fishing areas lost to the newly implemented Green Zones.

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Sinking of HMAS Adelaide to go ahead

Sept 15, 2010
www.perthnow.com.au

The decommissioned warship was due to be sunk in March off Avoca Beach, north of Sydney, to create an artificial reef and dive site for tourists.

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Ex-HMAS Adelaide decision in two to four weeks

July 20, 2010
express-advocate-wyong.whereilive.com.au

A decision on the sinking of the ex-HMAS Adelaide should be known in two to four weeks. The hearing wound up in the Administrative Appeals Tribunal on Friday.

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Navy ship's paint is toxic with lead, says expert

July 9, 2010
www.smh.com.au

A former navy warship earmarked for sinking off Avoca, on the NSW central coast, is thought to contain tonnes of lead despite claims by the Minister for Planning, Tony Kelly, that paint on the ship was lead-free.

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Ex- HMAS Adelaide sinking: hearing hinges on PCBs

July 6, 2010
express-advocate-wyong.whereilive.com.au

RIVAL legal teams and three members of the Administrative Appeals Tribunal inspected the ex-HMAS Adelaide today as part of the four-day hearing to determine whether the ship can be scuttled off Avoca Beach.

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Stalled ship project costing thousands

June 3, 2010
express-advocate-gosford.whereilive.com.au

THE State Government is forking out $20,000 a week to keep the ex-HMAS Adelaide at White Bay.

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Slipper dives into new venture for the Sunshine Coast

May 21, 2010
www.mysunshinecoast.com.au

LNP Federal Member for Fisher Peter Slipper says a plan for a second dive wreck for the Sunshine Coast is taking shape, with a possible location identified.

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Plans to sink warship scuttled by court order

March 25, 2010
www.abc.net.au

HMAS Adelaide will remain in Sydney Harbour for the time being, after the New South Wales Government was forced to cancel its plans to scuttle the decommissioned frigate this weekend.

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HUNDREDS FLOCK TO PUBLIC RALLY AGAINST ADELAIDE SINKING

March 6, 2010
www.nbntv.com.au

More than 800 people opposed to the scuttling of the former HMAS Adelaide have made their feelings clear at Avoca Beach.

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You could push the button to sink the Ex-HMAS Adelaide!

March, 2010
www.star1045.com.au

32 years later….and the Adelaide is about to call the Central Coast home for good… as a dive attraction and reef off Avoca!

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We’re not sunk yet say Adelaide scuttling opponents

March 5, 2010
express-advocate-wyong.whereilive.com.au

ORGANISERS of an Avoca Beach action group say they expect thousands of people to attend a rally tomorrow protesting against the scuttling of the ex-HMAS Adelaide.

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Divers wait

October 8, 2009
www.geelongadvertiser.com.au

DIVERS eager to scour the wreckage of HMAS Canberra on the sandy floor of Bass Strait need not get too excited.

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ex HMAS Canberra sinking

October 3, 2009
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Lake Macquarie's artificial reef is expanding, making it the largest in New South Wales

August 25, 2009
www.abc.net.au

In 2005, an artificial reef was built off Galgabba Point and since then up to 42 species of fish have been recorded in the area. The Department of Primary Industries says work is now underway expanding the reef, with more than 400 reef 'balls' being added to the existing 180.

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Concrete reef fish lure

June 17, 2009
www.weeklytimesnow.com.au

More than eight years after the proposal was raised, work started on placing three artificial reefs in Port Phillip Bay last month. The reefs - Rec Reef, Tedesco Reef (after the late television fishing presenter Neil Tedesco), and Yakka Reef - are being built off Aspendale, Seaford and Frankston respectively.

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HMAS Adelaide plans "scuttled"

June 16, 2009
prodivecentralcoast.blogspot.com

Reading in the local paper this week, there is a SHORTFALL of $3 million that is suspending the scuttling of the decommissioned HMAS Adelaide off Terrigal.

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The Summary: what did the Moreton Bay Marine Park Review achieve?

June 06, 2009
www.bayjournal.com.au

It took two years, a lot of research and equal amounts of hard bargaining but we now have a new Moreton Bay Marine Park Zoning Plan that should greatly increase the viability of the Bay. And it all came into operation three months ago.

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Pt Lonsdale warship sinking stoush

May 28, 2009
www.geelongadvertiser.com

THE sinking of HMAS Canberra as a dive wreck has been delayed after a stoush over where best to scuttle the navy vessel.

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Artificial reef takes shape at Merimbula

May 21, 2009
www.powerboat-world.com

The State’s fifth artificial reef will be installed this week providing enhanced recreational fishing experiences for keen fishers, Minister for Primary Industries Ian Macdonald announced today.

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Reef monitoring to go high-tech

April 8, 2009
www.abc.net.au

Reef researchers will use artificial intelligence to better monitor and understand the Great Barrier Reef. A new automated, smart sensor system has been proposed to cover the whole reef, and it is hoped by the end of next year, 10 sites will be operating between Cooktown and Gladstone.

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U.S. WWII shipwreck found off Australia

March 31, 2009
www.reuters.com

The wreck of the first American ship sunk during World War II has been located off Australia's southern coast, ocean researchers said on Wednesday. The freighter MS City of Rayville, carrying a cargo of lead, wool and copper from South Australia to New York, hit a German mine and was lost on November 8, 1940, a year before the United States entered the war.

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ALP delivers Bay counterpunch

March 8, 2009
bayjournal.com.au

State Premier, Anna Bligh, stood with local members Michael Choi, John English and Phil Weightman at Raby Bay yesterday to deliver a $35m counterpunch to the Liberal National Party promise of better fishing infrastructure last weekend.

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Moreton Bay's revival gets underway

Queensland State Press Release
December 17, 2008
www.bayjournal.com.au

Recreational fishers will soon benefit from more fish on the bite as construction begins yesterday on the first artificial reef promised as part of the Bligh Government's $1 million trial artificial reef program.

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Warship fires up Sharky's reef hopes

Steve Spinks
December 11, 2008
goldcoast.com.au

MARK Salter's plan for an artificial reef for scuba divers on the Gold Coast has received a welcome boost. A warship suitable for the job could be decommissioned from the Royal Australian Navy by 2012.

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From warship to scuba wreckage: HMAS Tobruk

Steve Spinks
December 5, 2008
CYBER DIVER News Network

Mr Salter, aka 'Sharky', has been campaigning for years for an artificial reef as a tourist attraction for scuba divers on the Gold Coast.

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MORETON BAY PROTECTED FOR THE FUTURE

October 20, 2008
www.media-newswire.com

Queensland Premier Anna Bligh and Sustainability Minister Andrew McNamara today announced a massive expansion of the "green zones", in the Moreton Bay Marine Park. Sixteen per cent of the Marine Park, which stretches 125km from Caloundra to the Gold Coast Seaway, will be protected by green zones, up from the current half a per cent.

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More artificial reefs planned for Lake Macquarie

October 19, 2008
Ian Macdonald
www.powerboat-world.com

The NSW Government is looking to expand its artificial reefs program in Lake Macquarie, following the success of six reefs which were placed in the lake three years ago, Minister for Primary Industries Ian Macdonald announced today.

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