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Snapshot of Australia’s water supply
Environment
Tuesday January 21 2020

Snapshot of Australia’s water supply

A SNAPSHOT OF AUSTRALIA'S WATER SUPPLY AS OF JANUARY 16 2020:

Sector Coupling is the Future in Energy Management
Energy
Friday January 17 2020

Sector Coupling is the Future in Energy Management

Back in August, the Australian Energy Market Operator issued warnings that more than one million homes in Victoria could lose power on extreme heat days if...

World Construction Industry Must do More With Less
Technology
Thursday January 16 2020

World Construction Industry Must do More With Less

If you build 482 homes in two towers, how many tower cranes would you need?

Plan to protect phone, internet from fires
Infrastructure
Tuesday January 14 2020

Plan to protect phone, internet from fires

Telcos say more needs to be done to ensure phone and internet services can be kept available during bushfires or restored quickly if they are damaged.

Opal Tower Residents All Cleared to Return
Structural
Thursday December 19 2019

Opal Tower Residents All Cleared to Return

All Opal Tower residents have been cleared to return to the Sydney apartment building which was evacuated almost 12 months ago after cracking was discovered in...

Sydney Light Rail ‘superb’ Despite Issues
Infrastructure
Monday December 16 2019

Sydney Light Rail ‘superb’ Despite Issues

The operators of Sydney's newly-opened light rail network insist day one was an "outstanding success", despite a breakdown stopping services and a driver slamming the emergency...

Harnessing Data To Manage Risk in the Built Environment
Technology
Thursday December 12 2019

Harnessing Data To Manage Risk in the Built Environment

The built environment comprises rich streams of data with much of it remaining invisible. Capturing and properly harnessing this data will allow building owners and occupants...

Energy planning will cut emissions, costs
Energy
Thursday December 12 2019

Energy planning will cut emissions, costs

More than 30 gigawatts of new clean power generation will be needed over the next 20 years, as almost two-thirds of Australia's coal-fired power reaches the...

Fire Regulation Must Be Properly Enforced
Buildings
Wednesday December 11 2019

Fire Regulation Must Be Properly Enforced

In our series of articles on the Core Principles of Fire Protection Regulation, NFIA has previously explained that for the industry to be at its best...

Mining
Jan 14 2020
Qld mining death eighth in two years

WHAT HAPPENED?

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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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Mining
27 Nov, 2019
Rio Tinto approves $1bn Pilbara investment

Rio Tinto has approved a $US749 million ($A1 billion) investment in its Greater Tom Price operations to help sustain production capacity of Pilbara iron ore.

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Mining
26 Nov, 2019
Worker dies at underground Qld coal mine

A worker has died at an underground coal mine in Queensland's Bowen Basin.

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Energy
22 Nov, 2019
Genex Power secures solar projects funding

Power generation company Genex Power has received credit approval to fund two of its solar projects.

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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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Mining
30 Aug, 2019
Engineers working out recovery at NT mine

Engineers have arrived at a remote Northern Territory manganese mine to develop a plan to safely recover the body of a worker who is believed to...

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