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Ararat Wind Farm switches onto full capacity

The 240MW Ararat Wind Farm is now operating at full capacity, providing enough electricity to power the equivalent of 120,000 homes across Victoria and the ACT. Comprising of 75 GE wind turbines, each with a capacity of 3.2MW, the wind farm is the third-largest in the Southern Hemisphere, powering five per cent of Victorian homes […]

New stormwater drain for Murrumbeena

A new 1.8m diameter stormwater drain will be installed in Murrumbeena in Melbourne to reduce the impact of flooding in the area. Construction of the drain, which will run from Railway Parade in Murrumbeena to Gardiners Creek in Malvern East, is expected to begin in October 2017 and will take two years to complete. The Murrumbeena […]

A functional and aesthetically pleasing solution for pipes

Capri on Via Roma, a modern marketplace on the Isle of Capri on the Gold Coast in Queensland, certainly doesn’t fail to impress with its contemporary architecture and waterfront location. It boasts the best specialist providers, leading restaurants, and retailers on the coast, including an artisan bakery, fresh food stores, a jeweller, florist, homewares store, […]

Reducing costs to make leisure pleasure

With over 1000 swimmers visiting each day, including children learning to swim, teenagers and families enjoying their leisure time, and fitness fanatics carving up the fast lane, the Melville Aquatic Fitness Centre (LeisureFit Booragoon) in Perth, Western Australia, is an intrinsic part of the community. The centre boasts a fantastic array of facilities, including a […]

Murray-Darling Basin plan reaches new milestone

The Australian Government has accredited the first Water Resource Plan (WRP) under the Murray–Darling Basin Plan, providing certainty for water users and communities in the Warrego–Paroo–Nebine area. At a Murray–Darling Basin Ministerial Council in June 2017 in Canberra, ministers endorsed a package of credible environmental projects that will help meet the Basin Plan water recovery […]

Eliminating the need for brazing at Array

Set over 39 levels, the Array tower (Tower 6) at Melbourne Docklands in Victoria – Australia’s largest construction project – is a mixed use property, with 205 residential apartments, 280sqm of retail space, 680sqm of community space, and a gymnasium. Located on the edge of the Yarra River, Array was developed by the Mirvac Group, […]

Sniffer dogs enlisted to find water leaks

In an Australian-first, the Water Corporation has conducted a trial in Northam, Western Australia, using two specially trained sniffer dogs to detect hidden leaks in below ground water mains. The two dogs are being trained as part of a Water Corporation research and development program to smell water when there is a potential break along […]

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 […]

New water and sewage treatment plants nearing completion

The construction of the new Water Treatment Plant (WTP) and Sewage Treatment Plant (STP) in Parkes Shire, New South Wales, are nearing completion. Once completed, the new $40 million WTP will supply safe, secure and reliable water for the Parkes and Peak Hill communities, and will ensure that the towns continue to grow and attract […]

Viega the lifeblood of health

Major building programs such as the Royal Children’s Hospital (RCH) in Melbourne, require sophisticated solutions to all of the construction and fitout requirements. The plumbing and mechanical services are no exception. The sheer size of these projects and the number of coordinated installations required, can lead to bottlenecks, along with time and cost blow-outs. Improved […]

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