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Murray Irrigation independent director resigns

A Murray Irrigation independent Director has tendered their resignation from the board. Dr Sharman Stone has stepped down from the role. Murray Irrigation Chairman Bruce Simpson said that while he was disappointed to lose Dr Stone’s services, he understood completely that her growing commitments to the Commonwealth Government were making it increasingly difficult for her […]

Initial contract for Sydney Water project awarded

Aqseptence Group, a global headworks equipment supplier, has been awarded the initial contract for the Lower South Creek program in Sydney. Aqseptence Group will work with ADAPT (a joint venture between Sydney Water, PB and UGL) on the Riverstone Sewage Treatment Plant (STP). The initial Riverstone STP package for the Lower South Creek Program will […]

HVAC industry innovation hub

PRIME, a whole-of-industry pathway to a low-emissions future, has proposed to establish the Innovation Hub for Affordable Heating and Cooling to facilitate the transition the HVAC&R industry to a low-emissions future. The hub aims to create jobs and showcase HVAC&R innovations. Backed by AIRAH and the CSIRO, the Innovation Hub for Affordable Heating and Cooling […]

Turning invention into innovation key for tomorrow’s miners

General Manager of Operations Services at Newmont Asia Pacific Lara Bruhns has said change management will be in increasingly high demand in the coming decade. Speaking ahead of her presentation at Austmine 2017: Mining’s Innovation Imperative, Ms Bruhns said turning invention into innovation was a specialised skill in itself. “We need people with pragmatism in […]

Great Artesian Basin infrastructure upgrades funding boost

The Federal Government will provide an additional $8 million for water infrastructure upgrades across the Great Artesian Basin in 2018- 2019, to boost regional development and economic growth. Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Agriculture and Water Resources, Barnaby Joyce, said the funding would allow important water infrastructure improvements across the Basin to continue after […]

HVAC&R industry to thrive under new Federal Budget

According to the Australian Institute of Refrigeration, Air Conditioning and Heating (AIRAH), the recently announced Federal Budget offers considerable value for the HVAC&R industry. AIRAH Chief Executive Tony Gleeson, M.AIRAH, says the government’s plan to spend $75 billion on key infrastructure projects over ten years offers plenty for Australia in general, and the HVAC&R industry […]

Ringarooma treatment plant fully operational

TasWater’s new $4 million water treatment plant at East Maurice Road has started to produce fully-treated water. The plant is the key to supplying fully treated water to the five towns of Ringarooma, Legerwood, Branxholm, Winnaleah and Derby, resulting in the lifting of Boil Water alerts and Do Not Consume notices. Sourced from the Upper […]

Bendigo Groundwater Project on track

The Bendigo’ Groundwater Project is on schedule, with the three components of the interim solution managed by Coliban Water set to be completed by mid-2017. The Bendigo Groundwater Project involves the construction of a 5.4km pipeline connecting a new groundwater treatment plant at the New Moon Mine in Eaglehawk to a new brine storage lagoon […]

Grenfell Sewerage Upgrade moves to investigation stage

Weddin Shire Council has progressed the Grenfell Sewerage Treatment Plant upgrade to the investigation stage, with the initial project plan and risk assessment being prepared. Additional data is being obtained relating to inflows to assist with recommendations for design and type of plant. Survey works have also been completed with a meeting set down for […]

Irrigation pumps powered by solar

A new demonstration project to power irrigation pumping systems with solar photovoltaic (PV) energy has launched in Bundaberg. The primary outcome of the project is to demonstrate the costs savings associated with the use of solar power with the conventional “big gun” irrigation over a period of three growing seasons. Minister for the Environment and […]


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