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Springvale Water Treatment project receives approval

The New South Wales Planning Assessment Commission has approved the Springvale Water Treatment Project, which proposes to pump water from Springvale Colliery to Mount Piper Power Station where it will be treated and used in the electricity generation process. The Springvale Water Treatment Plant will remove Centennial Coal’s toxic pollution from the Coxs River that […]

HFC’s to be phased out

The Australian Government has passed legislation to phase-down hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs), which comprise up to two per cent of Australia’s greenhouse gas emissions. HFCs are powerful synthetic gases used in air conditioners, refrigerators, fire extinguishers and insulating foam which can be thousands of times more potent than carbon dioxide. Emissions of refrigerants occur primarily from leaky equipment. […]

Pumped hydro sites identified in SA

Researchers at The Australian National University (ANU) have identified 185 sites in South Australia potentially suitable for pumped hydro storage. In light of Chief Scientist, Dr Alan Finkel’s final report on the review of the electricity market’s security, Professor Andrew Blakers, the study’s lead researcher from the ANU Research School of Engineering, said the new […]

Wastewater upgrades for the City of Armadale

Water Corporation has completed a $12 million wastewater upgrade project in the City of Armadale, in Perth’s southeast, providing residents with access to a new wastewater main and pump station. The project involved the construction of 2.9km of wastewater main from Forrest Road in Hilbert, along Eleventh Road, Wollaston Avenue, and Forrest Road in Haynes. […]

Perth gets extra fire hydrants to fight bushfires

177 fire hydrants have been installed across Perth’s east as part of a five-year, $12.5 million statewide fire hydrant program which will see 2,00 extra fire hydrants across Western Australia. Additional fire hydrants were installed over five months in Bellevue, Forrestfield, Greenmount, High Wycombe, Maida Vale, Midvale, Mount Richon, Mundijong, Serpentine, Wattle Grove and Wungong. […]

Bridgetown wastewater recycling improvements underway

Two projects are underway in Bridgetown, Western Australia, for major improvements to its wastewater system valued at $9.4 million. Work’s have begun to upgrade to the Bridgetown Wastewater Treatment Plant which treats the town’s wastewater to a high quality before it is used to irrigate the Bridgetown Golf Course. The project is expected to be […]

Australia’s first CBD automated waste collection system

The first shipment of pipes for Australia’s first, high-tech, automated waste collection system for a CBD has arrived in Maroochydore on the Sunshine Coast in Queensland, ahead of construction on the first stage of the project. The waste system will be installed in stages over the coming decade and will make the 53-hectare Maroochydore City […]

Pumps engineered for extremes

Today’s wastewater is challenging for pumps because of its high content of solid materials. Pumps now have to be specifically engineered to avoid clogging. Advances in impeller technology have enabled the design of wastewater pumps with high resistance to clogging – even with difficult solids content. With the new XFP range, Sulzer now offers a […]

New water and sewage treatment plants nearing completion

The construction of the new Water Treatment Plant (WTP) and Sewage Treatment Plant (STP) in Parkes Shire, New South Wales, are nearing completion. Once completed, the new $40 million WTP will supply safe, secure and reliable water for the Parkes and Peak Hill communities, and will ensure that the towns continue to grow and attract […]

Regional households outperform cities in water saving

Regional households in Western Australia are doing more than metropolitan Perth residents to reduce water usage in a drying climate, government statistics have shown. According to the Economic Regulation Authority (ERA) annual Water, Sewerage and Irrigation Performance report, the average regional household used 7.2 per cent less water in 2015-16 than the previous year, while […]


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