Archived Industry News for Water Professionals - May, 2013
The Tasmanian Government has outlined its planned changes to the state’s waste management scheme in this year’s state budget, with State Environment Minister Brian Wightman saying the Government will investigate the possibility of implementing a container deposit scheme as well as exploring the potential for a mine remediation centre of excellence.
The Queensland Government has announced it has revoked the Bundamba to Swanbank Development Area (SDA), and will hand back planning control of the corridor to Ipswich City Council.
Australia is acting on the international stage to address ocean fertilisation, an emerging technology that presents a significant risk to the international marine environment.
The speed of climatic change is up to 20 per cent slower than previously thought, according to a new research report from Oxford University’s Environmental Change Institute.
The Australian Government congratulates MidCoast Water on winning the 2013 Recovering, Recycling and Reusing category at the annual Institute of Public Works Engineers Australia, NSW Division, Excellence Awards.
The Western Australian Government has reiterated its calls for the state’s citizens to apply for the water tank rebate, before the scheme comes to a close at the end of May.
This week’s Federal Budget has secured funding for the rollout Murray-Darling Basin reform, delivering on a range of key reforms according to Federal Environment Minister Tony Burke.
The Federal Government has confirmed it will be delivering $25 million to Hobart’s Antarctic Climate and Ecosystems cooperative Research Centre (CRC) in a bid to maintain Australia’s position as a world leader in Antarctic research and protection.
Charles Sturt University (CSU) will host a new Food, Soil and Water Research Centre at its Port Macquarie campus after the Federal Government confirmed $5.9 million in funding.
The world’s shorebirds face an uncertain future as sea levels rise and destroy their traditional feeding grounds and hatcheries, according to new research from the University of Queensland (UQ).
Queensland Energy and Water Supply Minister, Mark McArdle, has met with Cr Tom Tate, Mayor of Gold Coast City Council, to discuss the city’s continued growth and issues surrounding water and energy supply to the region.
The Victorian Government has earmarked $87 million in funding from the State Budget to reduce the risk of bushfires, improve the health of coastal and bay areas and maintain the state’s parks and forests.
The Queensland Government has passed legislation through Parliament that will make it significantly easier for decommissioned petroleum and gas wells to be converted into water supply bores for use by landholders.