Archived Industry News for Water Professionals - November, 2012
The Federal Government has opened the new one-stop-shop flood risk information service to assist the community, planners and insurers access the most up to date flood information about their local area.
The Tasmanian Government has presented local landholders in the Dial Blythe region with the preferred option for the $12.7 million North-West irrigation scheme.
The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) has announced it has granted interim authorisation to allow a group of large-scale coal miners the right to collectively bargain for water wupply.
The New South Wales Government has launched a new website for the Hunter community to have their say on the development of the Lower Hunter Water Plan.
The Federal Government has announced a series of three new water purchasing tenders in the Queensland Lower Balonne region of the Murray-Darling Basin.
Mount Isa’s new Doppler weather radar has officially commenced operations, providing forecasting and coverage to the densely populated town centre and large areas of Queensland’s northwest for the first time.
The Northern Territory Government has announced it will conduct a comprehensive review of the state-owned Power and Water Corporation, after findings emerged that showed it to be in dire financial straights.
Melbourne Water has announced that consultation for a major sewer upgrade in Alphington and Kew will begin next week with the first of a series of information sessions held for residents in the coming weeks.
Melbourne Water has submitted its final 2013 Water Plan to the Victorian Essential Services Commission (ESC), outlining proposed investment, service provision and prices for the next five years following 1 July next year.
The Queensland Government has announced the first round of projects under the pilot Royalties for Regions initiative, with the majority of the funding targeting road infrastructure.
The mentality of crisis engendered by the long running drought across the country has abated, with concerns now squarely focused on infrastructure issues and water management, according to a new joint report published by Deloitte and the Australian Water Association (AWA).
Federal Minister for the Environment, Tony Burke, has announced the Government is now accepting applications for the Northern Australia Targeted Investment, a funding round under the Biodiversity Fund, aimed at conserving the 'unique biodiversity values' of northern Australia.
Federal Water Minister, Tony Burke, has delivered his feedback to the Murray Darling Basin Authority on the recently revised Basin Plan, confirming the Federal Government's support for the new 3,200 gigalitre benchmark.