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Australia Lagging on Infrastructure Reform
Infrastructure
Thursday August 9 2018

Australia Lagging on Infrastructure Reform

When you are handed a to-do list which is 78 items long, you are going to be busy.

Australia’s Watermark Scheme is Undergoing Change
Buildings
Thursday February 1 2018

Australia’s Watermark Scheme is Undergoing Change

Having previously suffered from asbestos problems, the troubled Perth Children’s Hospital project hit a further snag in May 2016 after lead levels which exceeded the Australian...

How Two Irrigation Wires Can Be Better than 100
Landscaping
Tuesday December 5 2017

How Two Irrigation Wires Can Be Better than 100

What exactly is a two-wire system, or as it is often referred to, a decoder system?

New Technologies for Smarter Water Efficiency
Environment
Friday September 15 2017

New Technologies for Smarter Water Efficiency

When talking waste water, what do the terms reduce and reuse mean in an Australian context, and how can we tap into disruptive new technology that’s...

Flood Protection for Cities Needed Now
Urban Planning
Friday September 15 2017

Flood Protection for Cities Needed Now

Expect more images of flood evacuees scrambling into rescue boats with their wet pets and possessions unless cities seize the chance to build both high-tech and...

Top NSW Water Bureaucrat Facing Charges
Infrastructure
Wednesday September 13 2017

Top NSW Water Bureaucrat Facing Charges

NSW's top water bureaucrat Gavin Hanlon is facing charges of misconduct after an interim report into allegations of water theft in the Murray-Darling Basin was submitted...

ICAC Levies Fresh Corruption Findings Against Obeid Over Water Contract
Business
Monday August 7 2017

ICAC Levies Fresh Corruption Findings Against Obeid Over Water Contract

The NSW corruption watchdog in New South Wales has made its most significant findings yet against former New South Wales Labour Party power broker Eddie Obeid.

Murray ‘Water War’ Heats Up Between States
Environment
Wednesday July 26 2017

Murray ‘Water War’ Heats Up Between States

NSW is under attack along two borders amid accusations senior officials helped irrigators undermine the Murray Darling Basin Plan and failed to properly investigate alleged water...

Water Shortage Hits Melbourne
Residential
Thursday July 20 2017

Water Shortage Hits Melbourne

A Melbourne water provider has ruled out any imminent price increase and will not rely on extra supply from the multibillion-dollar desalination plant, despite a near-record...

Environment
Sep 6 2018
Morrison Weighs up Drought-proofing Tools

A national water transport network to help farmers is one proposal Prime Minister Scott Morrison will look at to guard against future droughts.

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Environment
Aug 23 2018
Sydney's Desalination Plant being Tested

Work is underway preparing Sydney's desalination plant so it can be switched on if the city's dam levels continue to fall during the NSW drought.

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Environment
Aug 10 2018
NSW Open to Army Support in Tackling Drought

NSW may call on the army to help drought-stricken farmers if the situation gets worse, the premier says.

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Public
Jul 20 2018
Underwater Graveyard Plan for Gold Coast

Sleeping with the fishes may not be as sinister as it sounds if a Gold Coast plan for an underwater graveyard gets the green light.

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Environment
Jul 5 2018
Local Qld Irrigators Granted Water Control

A local irrigators group in southern Queensland will be the first in the state to manage its own water supply.

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Mining
Jun 20 2018
Adani Groundwater Plan 'Protects Itself'

Adani's blueprint to protect groundwater in the Queensland Galilee Basin from its $16.5 billion coal mine is primarily designed to protect the company from prosecution, an...

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Infrastructure
Jun 15 2018
APA Group a $13bn Chinese Takeover Target

Shares in energy infrastructure giant APA Group have soared following a $13 billion takeover proposal from a Chinese consortium led by CK Infrastructure Holdings.

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Environment
May 1 2018
Victoria Water Threatened by Collapsing Forest

A vital forest in Victoria's central highlands is facing imminent collapse, posing a major threat to Melbourne's water supply, a landmark study says.

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Environment
Apr 10 2018
No End in Sight for Drought-hit NSW

Farmers desperate for Autumn rains to keep alive their cattle, flocks and crops are struggling in the dry heat of a drought which is affecting a...

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