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EPA signs off on White Hills quarry proposal

The Tasmanian Environment Protection Authority (EPA) has concluded that Tasmanian Irrigation’s proposed White Hills quarry can be developed and managed in an environmentally sustainable and acceptable manner , within Launceston City Council’s municipality. The proposal involved the extraction of up to a total of 300,000 cubic metres of clay (100,000m³) and general fill material (200,000m³) […]

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 […]

Technology helps produce green energy from sewage treatment plant

Sydney Water is undertaking a project to improve the reliability of its Malabar Sewage Treatment Plant (STP). Among the improvements, a coarse material separator from HUBER is playing a small but vital role in reducing costs and increasing reliability. Strainpress® technology has been installed as part of the project which aims to upgrade the screenings […]

Federal Budget commits to renewable energy

The Government has committed to major renewable energy projects in the 2017 Federal Budget, aiming to set Australia’s energy markets up for a secure, reliable and competitive future. The budget outlines a major expansion of the Snowy Hydro scheme, with a study grant through the Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) to examine the best locations […]

Bendigo Groundwater Project on track

The Bendigo’ Groundwater Project is on schedule, with the three components of the interim solution managed by Coliban Water set to be completed by mid-2017. The Bendigo Groundwater Project involves the construction of a 5.4km pipeline connecting a new groundwater treatment plant at the New Moon Mine in Eaglehawk to a new brine storage lagoon […]

Gas safety framework review

The Victorian Labor Government has expanded its electricity network safety framework review to include Australia’s gas system. The main objective of the review, to be chaired by Dr Paul Grimes, is to enhance the safety of Victoria’s electricity and gas supply for the benefit of all consumers. This expansion of the review will ensure the […]

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 […]

Northern Gas Pipeline reaches new milestone

Minister for Primary Industry and Resources, Ken Vowles, announced Jemena’s Pipeline Licence has been approved for the $800 million Northern Gas Pipeline project. Mr Vowles said a Consent to Construct the Phillip Creek Station Compressor Facility, north of Tennant Creek has also been granted. “Significant milestones have now been reached in the development of this […]

Water meter upgrades set for North West Tasmania

TasWater will soon begin upgrading water meters in the Wynyard and Yolla areas as part of the statewide Water Meter Renewal Program. This replacement program is planned to continue across the state until mid-2019. Many of the water meters currently in use are mechanical devices and as such are prone to wear and tear, much […]

Century old water main replacement project

Water Corporation will begin work to renew 3.1km of original water mains on Oxford street and Walcott Street in Perth, which were installed over 100 years ago. An innovative relining technology will be used to renew the water mains. Pits will be excavated every few hundred meters and a liner is then ‘pulled’ into the […]

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