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Six new water treatment plants for Tasmania

TasWater has confirmed six new water treatment plants and a new reservoir will be built to service Tasmania’s Derwent Valley and Central Highlands areas. The Central Highlands townships of Wayatinah and Bronte Park will be serviced by brand new water treatment plants with details of the plans for the new water systems outlined to residents […]

Premium power supplies offer efficiency and application flexibility

NHP is pleased to announce the release of a premium range of basic power supplies that offer a cost effective solution without compromising reliability, efficiency and application flexibility – the 1606 XLB Series from Allen-Bradley. Ideal for use in manufacturing applications, such as food and beverage, packaging, materials handling, and water and wastewater, the compact 1606 […]

Transforming energy networks as the industry evolves

The energy industry is undergoing a period of significant change, the likes of which has never been seen before in its 100-plus years of existence. The transition of energy networks from being one-way providers to two-way networks with renewables integrated is being felt particularly keenly in Western Australia, and we sat down with Western Power […]

New NSW solar farm approved

The $150 million 250MW Limondale Solar Farm, just south of Balranald in the Riverina, has been approved. Minister for Planning and Housing, Anthony Roberts, said the Limondale Solar Farm could power 94,000 homes and would provide a boost to the local economy. “Our focus on developing clean energy sources is supporting state and national environmental […]

Major water and sewer projects underway in Brisbane

$175 million dollars’ worth of major water and sewerage projects are currently underway in Brisbane, including a new trunk sewer main, two new cross-river pipelines, and an upgrade to the city’s oldest and largest sewer pipe. Queensland Urban Utilities spokesperson Sally Prosser said the projects span the city and cater for hundreds of jobs. “We’ve […]

Addressing the energy trilemma: Finkel’s recommendations to improve power infrastructure

The Australian energy industry is currently dealing with an energy trilemma: how do we transition to sources of energy that are clean, affordable and abundant? The Finkel Review, released in June, outlines a range of recommendations to help the industry move towards this goal, and here, Peter Davis takes a closer look at the recommendations and how they will help the industry reach its lofty goal.

New solar thermal power contract awarded

The South Australian Government has awarded the contract for the construction of a 150 megawatt solar thermal power station with eight hours of energy storage near the town of Port Augusta as part of its plan to procure 25 per cent of its electricity load from dispatchable renewable energy providers and drive innovation in storage. SolarReserve was awarded the contract to supply all of the State Government’s […]

Wastewater treatment plant upgrade complete

The $16 million upgrade to Queensland town Mareeba’s wastewater treatment plant has officially been completed. State Development Minister Dr Anthony Lynham said the upgrade had generated an estimated 45 jobs during construction in Mareeba. “This is the kind of infrastructure that this government’s Building our Regions program is all about,” Minister Lynham said. “Our $1.5 […]

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 […]

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