Utility

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Amaroo Sewer Main Project complete

Yarra Valley Water’s Amaroo Sewer Main project, running between Craigieburn and Donnybrook, has been completed, and will help support the growth in population of communities in Melbourne’s north. The Amaroo Main Sewer is the first stage of a $400 million investment over the next few years in water and sewerage infrastructure which will service the […]

Serpentine pipeline upgrade complete

Water Corporation has completed work in Serpentine on a $12.5 million project to help upgrade the water supply in the Perth metropolitan area. The Serpentine Trunk Main is located about 50km from the Perth CBD and was constructed in the mid-1960’s to meet the needs of Perth’s expanding population. Water Corporation spokesperson, Clare Lugar, said […]

New mini hydro plants power Melbourne

Five new Melbourne Water mini hydroelectric power plants have arrived at Dandenong, Wantirna, Mount Waverley, Boronia and Cardinia Creek and are already putting power back into the grid. The plants were delivered in pre-assembled, self-contained units, offering simple, weather resistant power delivery solutions which can be brought online quickly. This design delivers increased cost efficiencies […]

Assessing Queensland water utility security

The Queensland Audit Office (QAO) has released a report, assessing whether a selection of entities responsible for critical water infrastructure have processes in place to protect their water control systems from potential attacks, both internal and external. For the report, Security of critical water infrastructure, QAO carried out tests, known as penetration tests, to identify and […]

Funding boost for infrastructure in Northern Queensland

The Queensland Government has announced more than $4.8 million has been allocated to the funding of critical infrastructure projects in Northern Queensland. The State Government will partner with Townsville, Burdekin, Hinchinbrook and Palm Island councils to improve water supply, drainage, and transport infrastructure. Minister for State Development, and Minister for Natural Resources and Mines, Dr […]

Australian guideline influence cross-border parcel deliveries

Following the release of the Australian Freight Labelling Guideline in March 2016, the European Committee for Standardisation (CEN) has chosen the GS1 Serial Shipping Container Code (SSCC) to help transform cross-border parcel deliveries to and from Europe. Based on GS1 global supply chain standards and best practice, the Australian Freight Labelling Guideline provides guidance to […]

Contract awarded for wind farm laydown facility

The Port of Cairns has awarded the contract for the construction of a laydown facility, which will be leased to store more than 450 components for Queensland’s largest wind farm project, the Mount Emerald Wind Farm. Local company LDI was awarded the contract to construct the facility, and Rex Andrews Engineered Transportation was awarded the […]

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 […]

Making the most of a wealth of infrastructure finance

by Steve Joseph, Advisor, Simon Kennedy, Partner, and Mike Kerlin, Partner, McKinsey & Company The world will need to spend almost $57 trillion on new infrastructure over the next 15 years, according to the McKinsey Global Institute. That’s an enormous sum, but contrary to popular belief, there is no shortage of capital; in fact, there […]

Queensland funding program provides infrastructure boost

The Queensland Government has announced an extra $200 million in funding for regional Queensland over two years, allocated to councils through the Works for Queensland Program, part of the State Infrastructure Fund. Acting Premier and Minister for Infrastructure and Planning, Jackie Trad, said the additional funding meant the program will pump a total of $400 […]

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