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Melbourne Water flood monitoring system wins award

Melbourne Water has won an award for its new flood data management system, which is helping to increase response times for flood warnings. In May 2017, Melbourne Water was proud to accept the Floodplain Management Australia award for Project of the Year for the new flood warnings tool – the Flood Integrated Decision Support System […]

Telecommunications reform package enters Parliament

The Federal Government has introduced into Parliament a telecommunications reform package designed to ensure access to high-speed broadband services throughout Australia, with a focus on rural access. The Bills push three key outcomes: The Regional Broadband Scheme (RBS) will provide sustainable funding for the loss-making National Broadband Network NBN fixed wireless and satellite networks in […]

SA Budget puts energy plan on track

The South Australian State Budget fully funds the State Government’s $550 million energy plan. Implementation of the plan, titled South Australian power for South Australians, is progressing, with a number of measures reaching key milestone in recent weeks. Importantly, the new grid-scale battery and temporary generation outlined in the plan are on track to be […]

New gas pipeline and power station for WA

APA Group has announced it will construct a new gas transmission pipeline and a gas–fired power station to supply power to the Gruyere Gold Project (Gruyere Project) in Western Australia. APA will design, build, own and operate the 198km pipeline (to be known as the Yamarna Gas Pipeline) and 45MW gas-fired power station, with a […]

Alice Springs transitions to renewable energy

The Northern Territory Government has announced the construction of a new five megawatt battery energy storage system (BESS) in Alice Springs, making it one of the largest grid-connected storage solutions in Australia. Member for Braitling, Dale Wakefield, said “The technology being deployed by Territory Generation is cutting edge and we hope it heralds what could […]

Warrnambool Sewage Treatment Plant upgrade

Wannon Water has proposed the construction of two intermittently decanted extended aeration (IDEA) tanks to increase the capacity of its Warrnambool Sewage Treatment Plant to cater for future investment and growth across the district. The IDEA tanks are planned for construction on the northern side of the facility to supplement the four existing tanks. The […]

New energy measures announced

The Federal Government’s announcement of measures to reform the Australian energy industry – in response to the Finkel Report – has been met with mixed reactions. The measures announced by the government include: Finalise tough new regulations in the gas sector to give Australian customers priority access to gas supply before it is exported. This […]

Power and Water Corporation’s new Chair

The Northern Territory Government has announced a new Chair for Power and Water Corporation. John Langoulant has been appointed to the position as a non-executive director, effective 20 June 2017 to 18 June 2021, after a thorough recruitment process. Northern Territory Treasurer, Nicole Manison, said, “Mr Langoulant brings extensive experience and expertise to the Power […]

Wastewater upgrades for the City of Armadale

Water Corporation has completed a $12 million wastewater upgrade project in the City of Armadale, in Perth’s southeast, providing residents with access to a new wastewater main and pump station. The project involved the construction of 2.9km of wastewater main from Forrest Road in Hilbert, along Eleventh Road, Wollaston Avenue, and Forrest Road in Haynes. […]

nbn begins rollout of world-leading technology

nbn has begun construction of its world-leading Fibre to the Curb (FTTC) access technology, which will provide access to the NBN by delivering fibre straight to the driveway of premises. nbn is the first broadband wholesaler in the world to roll the FTTC technology out on a mass scale, and is now being trialled in […]

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