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AGL’s new power trading trial

A new trial by AGL, IBM Australia, Marchment Hill Consulting and ARENA is investigating how blockchain distributed ledger technology could enable households and businesses to trade or share power with each other. Blockchain technology, which was originally devised for the digital currency Bitcoin and is used in other industries such as financial markets, is being […]

nbn reaches rural milestone

The nbn has reached a new milestone, with over 500,000 fixed wireless services now provided to regional areas, accounting for 60 per cent of all active services. Based on the most economically viable technology for each area, of the 29 per cent of Australians living outside of major cities, 69 per cent will have access […]

Major water tank upgrade means new jobs for SA

250 jobs will be created in Adelaide’s north-east following a $21.6 million upgrade to SA Water’s largest water storage tank. The upgrade is part of a wider $89 million State Government program to refurbish 111 water storage tanks across the state between 2016 and 2020. Work is being undertaken by engineering and construction company York […]

On shearing layers, pace layers, a British architect and your evolving utility

By Kathleen Wolf Davis You have one fellow to thank for the evolution of your utility from a system of top-down processes to the growing focus on innovation, flexibility and change. And, no, it’s not Elon Musk. In fact, our fellow isn’t a tech billionaire or a regulator. He’s not even a forward-thinking, here’s-the-future-in-a-nutshell consultant. […]

Great Artesian Basin water infrastructure upgrades

The Federal Government will provide an additional $8 million for water infrastructure upgrades across the Great Artesian Basin in 2018- 2019, to boost regional development and economic growth. Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Agriculture and Water Resources, Barnaby Joyce, said the funding would allow important water infrastructure improvements across the Basin to continue after […]

Speeding construction at Barangaroo

On the edge of the famous Sydney Harbour and at the heart of Barangaroo’s brand new commercial district, there are three high-rise office towers currently under construction that will become a new corporate centre for the Asia-Pacific region. Developed by Lendlease and designed by internationally acclaimed architects, the three commercial towers at Barangaroo in Sydney […]

Reduced developer charges for sewer and water services

Midcoast Water has released a review of developer charges for water and sewer services that will see charges drop by at least 10 per cent from 1 July 2017 should the plan be endorsed. The proposed changes will see a standard water development charge across the MidCoast area of $5,970. Currently the charges are $6,155 […]

Tender: design and construction of on-site pressure sewer system

Barwon Water (VIC) is seeking tenders for the design and construction of on-site pressure sewer systems. Submissions to tender close 17 May 2017. Find Construction Related Companies In The Water Capability GuideNo matching post found.

Brighton main sewer to be rehabilitated

In order to prevent deterioration and increase its service life, 4.6km of Melbourne Water’s Brighton main sewer will undergo extensive rehabilitation. Following more than a century of use, Melbourne Water will be rehabilitating the Brighton Main Sewer (technical name – Hobsons Bay Main Sewer). Recent CCTV inspections indicate that the existing sewer has deteriorated, and […]

Major contractor reduces utility strikes

A major concern in the highways maintenance industry relates to continued strikes to buried utilities (electricity, gas, telecommunications, and water), their potential to seriously injure excavation teams, and associated costs arising from utility repairs. Anyone planning to excavate should contact utility owners and operators for information about their utility location and status. But statutory records […]

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