Archived News for Engineering Professionals - October, 2012
Lingering softness in new orders and a lower than average selling price is seen the manufacturing sector enter tis eighth consecutive month of contraction, according to the Australian Industry Group’s Australian Performance of Manufacturing Index (Australian PMI).
The Federal Government has announced new funding rounds for three energy efficiency grants have now opened in a bid to drive smarter energy use in business, local government, households and communities.
The Queensland Government has announced it is seeking additional feedback on environmental investigations into the proposed $4.2 billion Kevin’s Corner Coal Project in the Galilee Basin.
Infrastructure will play a crucial role in ensuring that Australia makes the most out of the coming Asian century, according to the recently released White Paper.
The Western Australian Government has selected a preferred corridor and operational model for a new 350 kilometre natural gas pipeline to be constructed from Bunbury to Albany.
The Federal Government has announced it has given environmental approval for the construction of the Bonaparte Floating Liquefied Natural Gas Project in the Northern Territory.
The National Broadband Network Co (NBN Co) has announced it has signed $180 million worth of construction contracts for the completion of ten of its satellite ground station sites.
The Western Australian Government has hailed the passage of amendments to the Building Act 2011, with State Commerce Minister Simon O’Brien saying it will allow industry to take advantage of legislation’s original intention.
Whirehaven Coal’s Maules Creek Coal Project has been granted approval by the New South Wales Planning Assessment Commission, subject to what it calls ‘stringent conditions’.
North Queensland Bulk Ports Corporation (NQBP) has announced the release of the Abbot Point Voluntary Cumulative Impact Assessment (CIA), which it believes is the first collaborative study of its kind undertaken in Australia.
The CSIRO has announced the opening of a new titanium additive manufacturing facility that will be used for the development of advanced titanium parts for aerospace, medical, automotive and manufacturing applications.
The Federal Government has announced Darwin-based construction company, Norbuilt, as the winning bidder for upgrading to the Central Arnhem Road and other major local infrastructure upgrades.
Energy wholesaler AGL has announced it will suspend the development of the first stage of its 1,000 MW Dalton power station in New South Wales following an extensive viability investigation.