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Works to deliver one of Australia’s largest solar farms

Powerlink has begun work on expanding its Clare South substation which will help deliver one of Australia’s largest solar farms. The Clare Solar Farm near Ayr will generate 100MW of renewable energy when complete. Energy Minister Mark Bailey said project owners Fotowatio Renewables Ventures (FRV) were on track to deliver the project by late 2017. […]

Call for NBN service standards

The Australian Communications Consumer Action Network (ACCAN) has asserted the need for NBN service standards before the Joint Standing Committee on the National Broadband Network and put forward solutions to common problems experienced during the rollout. “It is fair to say that for a number of consumers the rollout has not been seamless,” said ACCAN […]

Innovative trenchless sewer upgrade in Townsville

The Townsville Council is making the most of trenchless technology in its major sewer upgrade in North Ward and Belgian Gardens. The $1.5 million project is using trenchless construction technologies to lay lengths of pipe to minimise the impact on residents and motorists in the busy suburb. Approximetly two kilometres of pipe will be laid […]

Tender: sewer pump upgrade

Hinchinbrook Shire Council (QLD) is seeking tenders for upgrade works to sewerage pump stations 12 and 15 in Ingham, North Queensland. The scope of works includes: Refurbishment of the existing station including the provision of pumps, valves, pipework, flow meters, etc. Construction and installation of steel access platforms for new electrical switchboards Installation of electrical […]

Tender: GIS professional service provider

Hinchinbrook Shire Council (QLD) is seeking a GIS profession service provider for a fixed period of two financial years effective from 1st July 2017 to provide a number of services related to the below technology stack. Using best practice IT processes and project management methodologies. The current GIS stack includes: ·ArcGIS for Desktop 10.3.1 (Basic […]

Expansion of Tasmanian Hydro system

Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has announced the expansion of the Tasmanian Hydro System to provide affordable, reliable electricity as the state moves towards a lower emissions future. The Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) will work with Hydro Tasmania on feasibility studies to assess several new pumped hydro energy storage schemes that could deliver up to […]

Over $47 million invested into Community Wastewater Management System

The South Australian State Government has extended the Community Wastewater Management System (CWMS) for 10 years, and committed to invest over $47 million to the project which facilitates the installation of essential wastewater infrastructure in regional towns. A review of the Funding Agreement conducted in 2016 concluded the CWMS program the fund supports was recognised […]

ACCC to investigate gas market transparency

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) is launching an inquiry aiming to increase transparency within the gas market. Specifically, the ACCC will assess the supply and pricing of gas in the domestic market over the next three years under a broad reference from the Federal Government. “This new measure is an important element of […]

Keeping the power on as old generators shut down

Energy Networks Australia (ENA) is supporting a new approach to electricity system security, ensuring the lights stay on as Australia’s electricity generation sources change. Under changes proposed by the Australian Energy Market Commission, transmission businesses will be required to maintain minimum levels of ‘inertia’ on the electricity system determined by the Australian Energy Market Operator. […]

Innovative partnership simplifies asset management

Monadelphous, a leading Australian engineering group, has teamed up with IFS, the global enterprise applications company, to utilise IFS Applications™ for enterprise asset management (EAM) and human resources. The IFS solution will help Monadelphous improve operational efficiency on ITS projects. Monadelphous is a leading Australian engineering group providing construction, maintenance, and industrial services to the […]

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