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Rookwood Weir’s water supply potential

The Rookwood Weir business case is progressing, with Building Queensland, Gladstone Area Water Board (GAWB) and SunWater putting out the request for information for potential water supply customers. Minister for Agriculture and Economic Rural Development and Member for Rockhampton Bill Byrne said, “A Request for Information will be advertised both locally and nationally inviting parties […]

Potential new rule for electricity asset replacement

The AEMC has released a new draft rule proposing network businesses supply more information regarding retirement and replacement plans of electricity network assets. As the technology-driven transformation of the electricity market continues, there is now a greater focus on managing the existing electricity network in new ways. For example, developments in battery storage, demand response […]

Queensland government pushes for new gas pipelines

The Queensland Government has put forward a proposed package of initiatives to the Federal Government to address the east coast gas shortage, including options to develop new gas pipelines. Natural Resources and Minister Dr Anthony Lynham put a package offer to his Federal counterpart Senator Matt Canavan, offering Queensland’s gas resources for Federal support, including […]

Asset management for critical infrastructure: the cornerstone of modern life

Managers of critical infrastructure, such as water, electricity, and transport networks, have more tools available to them than ever before to ensure safe and efficient operation. At the same time, public and government expectations regarding the management of these assets, and delivery of their critical services have never been higher. Technology moves at a rapid […]

NT Government calls for better nbn satellite services

The Northern Territory Government’s submission to the Joint Standing Committee regarding the nbn highlights that the lack of basic telecommunications infrastructure is a major issue faced by many remote communities across the state. Below is a summary of the Northern Territory Government’s position as outlined in the submission: The Northern Territory Government will continue to […]

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 […]

Snowy Mountains 2.0 Scheme set to begin

Work will soon begin on the plan for the Snowy Mountain Scheme 2.0, a project that aims to increase the generation of the Snowy Hydro scheme by 50 per cent, adding 2000 megawatts of renewable energy to the National Electricity Market. Once completed, the project could produce 20 times the 100Mwh expected from the battery […]

Government and industry release new gas measures

Following a meeting between The Turnbull Government and key players in the gas industry, measures have been agreed upon which aim to deliver cheaper energy and increase gas supply. The outcomes from the East Coast Gas Market Meeting include: 1) Peak electricity demand – gas supply guarantee Gas producers guarantee that gas will be available […]

New national water reform inquiry

The Productivity Commission has launched a major review of Australian water reform, aiming to take a much broader view than just the Murray-Darling. The Productivity Commission says Australia is recognised as a world leader in water management, but that does not mean there is no room for improvement. It is calling for public contributions as […]

Tasmanian Government to take over TasWater

The Tasmanian State Government has put forward a plan to take ownership of TasWater in 2018. The Government plans on taking control from 1 July 2018 and complete the remainder of the $1.5 billion capital program over a five year period. Tasmanian Premier, Will Hodgman, and Treasurer, Peter Gutwein said the takeover is an effort […]

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