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Expansion of Tasmanian Hydro system

Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has announced the expansion of the Tasmanian Hydro System to provide affordable, reliable electricity as the state moves towards a lower emissions future. The Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) will work with Hydro Tasmania on feasibility studies to assess several new pumped hydro energy storage schemes that could deliver up to […]

New automation irrigation channel trial

The Irrigation Research and Extension Committee (IREC) and Murrumbidgee Irrigation (MI) are working together on a pilot automation trial project for irrigation supply channels, with potential for expansion across the Murrumbidgee Irrigation Area (MIA). Trial sites have been established on irrigation properties adjacent to MI’s channel system in Gogeldrie, with automated gates fitted to existing […]

Tender: Design and Construction of On Site Pressure Sewer System

Barwon Water (VIC) is seeking tenders for the design and construction of onsite pressure sewer systems. Submissions to tender close 17 May 2017.

Tender: Plant Maintenance Services

Barwon Water (VIC) is seeking tenders for an experienced and competent service provider to service, maintain, repair, carry out statutory inspections and provide professional advice for its fleet of plant. This includes but not limited to: tractors, mowers, power tools, various workshop machinery and trailers. Submissions to tender close 10 May 2017.  

Improving farm irrigation efficiency

Solar-powered pumps to reduce energy costs and sprinklers that can adjust the amount of water applied to suit the soil type are among 98 projects worth around $35 million that have been funded through the latest round of the Farm Water Program. The projects are being funded through the Goulburn Broken Catchment Management Authority’s (CMA) […]

New infrastructure funding opportunity for irrigators

Funding is now open for round 12 of the Queensland Government’s Healthy Headwaters Water Use Efficiency project (HHWUE) which provides funding for on-farm infrastructure to increase water efficiency. Key changes to the guidelines in round 12 are project timing requirements and the ability to offer water from different locations. Project timing is critical as the […]

Innovative solution to sewage pump station upgrade

The asset owner at the Mount Piper Power Station, Mr Rainer Scheurer, was looking for a solution to the maintenance issues associated with his submersible sewage pump stations on the site. The problems were many and varied, including lifting chains breaking, pumps becoming stuck on their guide rails, as well as general reliability issues. Even […]

Expanding irrigated agriculture in SA

The South Australian Government will invest $110 million to help expand the Northern Adelaide Plains irrigated food production area. South Australian Premier, Jay Weatherill, Minister for Agriculture, Food and Fisheries, Leon Bignell, and Minister for Water, Ian Hunter, said the State Government has submitted an application to the Federal Government’s National Water Infrastructure Development Fund […]

Winning the battle against wipes

Australian utilities fight battles against sewer clogs and the potential overflows that may result. The rise in the use of personal wipe products and their improper disposal has worsened the problem. Operators and technicians often crawl into confined spaces or hoist pumps out of wet wells to wrestle with rag monsters. KSB Australia is well […]

Irrigators receive another funding opportunity

The Australian Government has announced round 12 of Healthy Headwaters Water Use Efficiency project (HHWUE) funding is now open to help irrigators increase water use efficiency. Key changes to the guidelines in round 12 are project timing requirements and the ability to offer water from different locations. Project timing is critical as the HHWUE program […]


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