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OECD report raises NBN questions

A new report by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) has highlighted a number of questions concerning the nbn rollout. Economic Survey of Australia 2017 found that across the OECD distribution, broadband prices are relatively high and penetration is low, most notably at higher speeds. For example, according to OECD data Australia has […]

Warrnambool’s multi-million dollar sewage treatment plant upgrade

Wannon Water’s biggest ever infrastructure project, an upgrade to the Warrnambool Sewage Treatment Plant, is set to help secure future investment and growth across the district. The Warrnambool Sewage Treatment Plant, located on coastal land west of Warrnambool’s Thunder Point, will be upgraded in a project estimated to cost $30 to $40 million. The facility […]

South Australia’s new $550 million energy plan

The South Australian Government has released a $550 million comprehensive plan to take charge of their energy future and deliver reliable, affordable and clean power to South Australians. The plan includes the construction of Australia’s largest battery to store energy from the wind and sun, as part of a Renewable Technology Fund that supports clean, […]

Expression of Interest: large-scale solar installation

The Department of Justice and Regulation (VIC) is seeking expressions of interest (EoI) for the provision of hardware and installation services for a large-scale solar installation at prison sites. The project is seeking to appoint a contractor for the supply and installation of solar panels at up to nine correctional facilities across Victoria. The project […]

New Electrofusion welder sheds 15kg

With a typical Electrofusion welder weighing between 20-30kg and requiring two men to lift, the common complaint is that it is too heavy, especially if the largest pipe diameter on a project is 200mm. However, a new lightweight welder from Caldertech Australia solves this problem. Caldertech Australia has launched the Calder Griffon, a new lightweight […]

Construction underway on Tasmanian irrigation schemes

The next round of Tasmanian Irrigation projects is now underway, with the start of construction of the $31 million Southern Highlands Irrigation Scheme. The Southern Highlands Irrigation Scheme will increase water security for local irrigators and is part of many irrigation projects aimed at supporting regional development and strong and sustainable growth in Tasmania’s irrigated […]

Iplex PocketENGINEER™

PocketENGINEER™ offers portable convenience and the confidence to make the optimal pipeline choice. With data compiled from internationally accepted standards and specifications, this free application includes an intuitive flexible pipe deflection tool, a complete listing of chemical resistance pipe data, the official PIPA Guidelines and new to PocketENGINEER™, the Flange Bolt Torque Calculator. Bolt flange […]

Three contracts awarded for Bendigo groundwater project

The Victorian Government has awarded three contracts for separate works on Coliban Water’s Bendigo Groundwater Project. Victorian Member for Bendigo East, Jacinta Allan, said Lendlease was awarded a contract to design, construct, operate and maintain a groundwater treatment plant, Veolia Water Network would construct the pipeline, and Ward Bros from Rochester would construct the brine […]

Queensland invests in four large-scale renewable projects

The Queensland Government is investing $700 million in four large-scale renewable energy projects, signing support deeds for three solar projects in Collinsville, Oakey and Longreach, and gaining approval for the environmental impact statement for the Coopers Gap wind farm. The three solar projects include: Edify Energy’s 58MW megawatt Whitsunday Solar Farm is a $122 million […]

AGL’s Coopers Gap environmental impact statement approved

The Queensland independent Coordinator-General has approved the environmental impact statement for AGL’s $500 million Coopers Gap wind farm proposal near Kingaroy in the state’s south east. The wind farm is forecast to create 350 construction jobs and 20 permanent jobs when it is operational in 2020, supplying power through Powerlink’s existing transmission line to the […]

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