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Next stage of Snowy 2.0 given green light
Infrastructure
Monday April 6 2020

Next stage of Snowy 2.0 given green light

The next stage of the Snowy Hydro 2.0 expansion has been given the green light with approval for construction of the project's Segment Factory.

WA roadmap to integrate energy devices
Energy
Monday April 6 2020

WA roadmap to integrate energy devices

With more Western Australians households expected to go solar, a road map to determine ways to better integrate renewable energy devices has been launched by the...

Qld Mine Safety Efforts Decline: Report
Mining
Thursday April 2 2020

Qld Mine Safety Efforts Decline: Report

Efforts to make Queensland mines safer and stop workers from dying on the job have dropped off. 

Australia Needs Leadership on Integrated Water Management
Environment
Wednesday March 25 2020

Australia Needs Leadership on Integrated Water Management

Australia needs leadership and clear policy objectives if an integrated approach toward urban water management is to succeed, a report has found.

Australia Needs Clear Competencies for Fire Safety Engineering
Buildings
Tuesday March 10 2020

Australia Needs Clear Competencies for Fire Safety Engineering

The fires in the Lacrosse and Neo 200 buildings in Australia and the Grenfell Tower fire in London shook the building and construction industry to its...

Opal Tower bills now exceed $37m
Buildings
Monday March 9 2020

Opal Tower bills now exceed $37m

Bills caused by cracking in Sydney's Opal Tower now exceed $37 million after a court settled a battle between the complex's developer and builder.

NSW govt to mull WestConnex privatisation
Infrastructure
Monday March 9 2020

NSW govt to mull WestConnex privatisation

The NSW government could fully privatise WestConnex despite Premier Gladys Berejiklian previously declaring there were no plans to sell off its remaining stake in the Sydney motorway.

Will Smart Cities Be More Sustainable?
Technology
Tuesday March 3 2020

Will Smart Cities Be More Sustainable?

One of the biggest promises of smart technology is smart cities, which use data-collecting devices to manage utilities and traffic patterns, drive policies and coordinate services.

Blockchain Will Revolutionise Cites and Business
Technology
Tuesday March 3 2020

Blockchain Will Revolutionise Cites and Business

In the US, transport departments are looking at new forms of revenue to fund road building and maintenance as a combination of electric vehicles and more...

Infrastructure
Mar 18 2020
Murray Basin rail project fails to deliver

The Murray Basin Rail Project has failed to improve rural freight outcomes for Victoria despite a $440 million public spend, according to the state's auditor-general.

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Infrastructure
Feb 28 2020
Qld flood class action win to be appealed

A second Queensland water provider is appealing a class action decision on the 2011 floods potentially worth hundreds of millions of dollars. 

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Infrastructure
Feb 21 2020
Trade Worker Demand Hotspots Unveiled

Train drivers refused to travel on the section of track where two people died in a Sydney-Melbourne XPT derailment, the rail union says.

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Infrastructure
Feb 21 2020
NSW rail project cost to blow out by $3b

The cost of a major construction project to build a rail line that will run under Sydney Harbour is likely to blow out by up to...

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Mining
Jan 14 2020
Qld mining death eighth in two years

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Infrastructure
Jan 10 2020
Sydney desal plant could double in size

The NSW government is going ahead with plans to expand Sydney's desalination plant to ensure the state isn't left "flat-footed" should the drought continue.

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Environment
9 Dec, 2019
No threat to Sydney water quality for now

Sydney's drinking water won't be impacted by emergency bushfires burning near Warragamba Dam and elsewhere around the city, authorities say.

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Infrastructure
9 Dec, 2019
Tas-Victoria power cable stacks up: study

A second electricity interconnector between Tasmania and Victoria has been given a big tick by a business case study but it remains unclear how the $3.5...

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Energy
23 Sep, 2019
Regulator takes SA wind farms to court

Scientific evidence will play a role in court proceedings against four South Australian wind farm operators alleged to have failed to perform properly during a statewide...

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