Construction for the South Coast and Southern Highlands sewerage service upgrades have commenced, after the New South Wales Government granted $9.6 million in funding. The investment from the New South Wales Government includes $3 million to link 57 houses in Akolele to the Bermagui Sewage Treatment Plant, co-funded by the State Government and Eurobodalla Shire Council, and $6.6 million to […]
A new water strategy has been announced by the Queensland Minister for Water, Glenn Butcher, during National Water Week. Developed in consultation with the water industry, stakeholders and the community, the strategy harnesses the strong partnerships and collaborative approach the Queensland Government has with communities across Queensland, to meet challenges and create future opportunities when it comes to water security. […]
The annual National Water Week 2023 has kicked off, delivered by the Australian Water Association (AWA), the Department of Climate Change, Energy, the Environment and Water (DCCEEW) and The Water Conservancy. This year’s National Water Week started on 16 October, with the theme ‘United by Water’ celebrating water’s vital role in connecting us all. Water touches every aspect of development, […]
South East Water has been named as a finalist in four categories of the Australian Water Association’s (AWA) Victoria awards. South East Water said that it is proud to be recognised alongside some of its industry partners for its commitment to delivering better customer, community and environmental outcomes to secure a sustainable future, and is a finalist in the following […]
United Energy has been ordered to pay $93,200 in fines and court costs after it was convicted of failing to properly maintain vegetation clearance around powerlines in south-east Melbourne and the Mornington Peninsula. Energy Safe Victoria, the safety regulator for the state, brought 24 charges to the hearing, following inspections by compliance officers during 2021 and 2022. Energy Safe Victoria […]
Gippsland Water has announced that it has appointed two new Directors and a new Board Chair. Tom Mollenkopf has been appointed Board Chair, with Jenny Selway and Katie Wyatt appointed as Directors. Gippsland Water Managing Director Sarah Cumming welcomed the three appointments and said she looked forward to working with them. “We feel very fortunate to have three new members […]
The proposed acquisition of Origin Energy by Brookfield and MidOcean has been authorised, with conditions, by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC). The proposed acquisition comprises two interdependent transactions. The transactions will result in a consortium led by the Brookfield Global Transition Fund owning Origin’s energy markets business, including Origin’s electricity generation and electricity and gas retail businesses. MidOcean […]
Marinus Link has announced the launch of an uncrewed surface vessel (USV), which will be used to survey the seabed conditions of Waratah Bay as part of the preparations for the proposed undersea electricity and data cable between Tasmania and Victoria. Marinus Link Project Manager, Simon Bresnehan, said the non-invasive survey data will help Marinus Link understand local conditions and […]
Toolkwip Pumps has announced the opening of a new branch in South East Queensland, an expansion driven by the company’s commitment to providing quality service to customers across Australia. The new location is stocked with leading brands of pumps, valves, hoses, fittings and accessories to service Queensland’s civil, quarry and mining sectors. The branch will also feature a fully equipped […]
The Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA), on behalf of the Federal Government, has announced $499,744 in funding to Monash University for a project to address oscillation issues in Australia’s energy grid. The $1.3 million project will develop a tool to help identify the root causes of oscillatory instability and identify potential solutions. The tool will be suitable for use by […]
Victorian Minister for Water, Harriet Shing, has announced the appointment of three new Board members at Barwon Water, following the departure of three directors from the utility. Barwon Water Chair, Jo Plummer, said new directors Jodie Leonard, Chris Chesterfield and Jason Kambovski would bring a wealth of expertise and experience to help guide the organisation as it continued to pursue […]
Yarra Valley Water has welcomed two new members to its Board of Directors and announced the appointment of a new Chair. Gabrielle Bell assumes the role of Chair, a decision announced by the Minister for Water, Harriet Shing. Yarra Valley Water Managing Director, Pat McCafferty, said he was pleased to welcome Ms Bell to the team and to introduce two […]
Local and specialist crews from Western Power will be on standby as essential planned maintenance is undertaken on Synergy’s two gas turbine generators at Mungarra between 2–24 October 2023. The gas turbine generators act as a backup power supply for Geraldton and surrounds and can be used for significant planned or unplanned outages on Western Power’s network by ‘islanding’ the […]
Transgrid has announced it will undertake a fact-finding mission to energy and utility companies in North America in order to learn more about new technologies and innovations that may be deployed on major projects and in the New South Wales transmission network. A technical team from Transgrid is to spend nine days visiting companies in the United States and Canada, […]
South East Water has been recognised for its commitment to its customers and the environment in the AFR BOSS 2023 Most Innovative Companies List, claiming sixth place in the Mining, Agriculture and Utilities category. In recent years, the organisation has embarked on multiple innovative projects to rise to the challenges of this critical decade for water in the face of […]
The Australian Energy Regulator (AER) has released a new Better Bills Guideline that will require energy consumers to make their bills more consumer-friendly, ensuring that consumers can more easily understand the information and make smarter decisions. The new mandatory Better Bills Guideline will come into effect on 30 September and is designed to help households and small businesses understand their […]
One of Australia’s largest energy retailers has renewed its commitment to improving customer communications, specifically relating to retail and small business customers, following an announcement that the ACCC has commenced legal proceedings against the company. EnergyAustralia was named by the ACCC in legal proceedings commenced in the Federal Court regarding compliance with the Competition and Consumer (Industry Code – Electricity […]
Horizon Power has announced that its CEO, Stephanie Unwin, will continue to lead the company for five more years, after the company’s board chose to extend her term of service based on her impressive leadership since joining the company in 2019. On behalf of the Board, Horizon Power’s Chair, Samantha Tough, said that Ms Unwin is successfully leading Horizon Power […]
With a nearly sold-out roster of international and Australian suppliers across waste and resource recovery, Waste Expo Australia 2023 promises to be an exciting sourcing platform, and venue for discovering new innovations in the sector. On 25 and 26 October 2023, over 2,300 attendees are expected to pass through the doors of the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition centre. While the […]
The winners of the 2023 Energy Networks Industry awards have been announced at the Energy Networks Australia (ENA) annual dinner on 19 September, recognising key industry members. Ausgrid was announced as the winner of the Energy Network Industry Innovation Award 2023, which recognises leadership in the design, development and application of a ground-breaking Australian energy network initiative. Endeavour Energy has […]
The CSIRO is among six of the county’s leading research institutions that are collaborating with international researchers to tackle challenges in clean energy production and storage, with two multilateral research programs announced. In a joint effort between Australia, the US, Canada, and the UK, two multilateral research projects have been announced today as part of the National Science Foundation Global […]
AGL has appointed a demolition services company to engage in the first phase of demolition for its Torrens Island ‘A’ power station in Adelaide, expected to begin in October 2023. The McMahon Group has been granted the demolition contract with AGL for the first phase, with the contract involving the removal of turbine hall equipment and demolition works to flue […]
More than 27km of large-scale water and wastewater pipes have been delivered to the Sunshine Coast site of the $270 million Unitywater Aura and Harmony Infrastructure Program, marking a major construction milestone. In total, around 160 semi-trailer deliveries of pipe will arrive on site, which includes the batch of pipes just recently delivered from Toowoomba-based manufacturer Vinidex. To mark the […]
Sydney Water and construction partner John Holland are set to conduct a 28-day trial of a hydrogen generator, which will be used to help power construction of the $1.2 billion Upper South Creek Advanced Water Recycling Centre (AWRC) at Kemp Creek. The facility will service the Western Sydney Aerotropolis growth area and parts of the Camden, Penrith and Liverpool LGAs, […]
The construction of a new $9.64 million water treatment plant that will supply water to the community of Tenterfield, New South Wales, has been completed. The previous plant – which was 90 years old – was inefficient and unreliable, losing one litre of water for every litre of potable water that was produced. The new facility will treat up to […]
Yarra Valley Water has received the Contact Centre of the Year award at the 2023 Auscontact Excellence State Awards, recognising its customer service and staff treatment. The awards celebrate outstanding customer service and attract companies from a range of industries, including ANZ, ATO and Bendigo Bank with the judging panel also assessing how well a company treats its staff by […]
A new name for the Australian Petroleum Production and Exploration Association (APPEA) has been revealed, with the updated title representing the nation’s key producers of essential energy and the oil and gas industry’s evolution. The body has revealed Australian Energy Producers (AEP) as its new name and says that the change reflects the growth and evolution of Australia’s oil and […]
The Victorian Minister for Water has announced the appointment of 125 new board members across the state’s water corporations, increasing diversity and representation throughout the sector. The newly appointed members are stretched across Victoria’s 18 water corporations, nine Catchment Management Authorities, and the Victorian Environmental Water Holder, bringing new skills and perspectives into the water sector, making the total number […]
Microsoft and AGL Energy have signed a new renewable energy certificate agreement, spanning across 15 years, to provide Microsoft with renewable energy certificates for Rye Park wind farm projects in New South Wales. This agreement follows AGL’s Power Purchase Agreement with Tilt Renewables to offtake electricity and environmental products generated from Rye Park Wind Farm in New South Wales. The […]
Leading renewable energy businesses, unions, investors and community groups have banded together to push the Australian Government towards committing to a ten year $100 billion Renewable Industry Package in fear of the country being left behind in the global renewable energy race. The diverse group of organisations have joined forces at the Australian Renewables Industry Summit in Canberra to call […]
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