Archived News for Engineering Professionals - January, 2013
The Western Australian Government has granted final approval for the construction of a multi-user iron ore export facility at the Port of Esperance.
$160 million development for Docklands
The Victorian Government has approved $160 million in residential development of Melbourne’s Docklands precinct.
BlueScope announces Western Port reduction
BlueScope Steel has announced it will be reducing its workforce at Western Port in Hastings, Victoria. The company has made it clear that the redundancies are due to a fall in demand for construction materials and the broader pressures on the manufacturing sector.
Downer wins NSW rail work
Engineering firm Down EDI has announced it has been awarded a new rail infrastructure tender in New South Wales, valued at over $90 million.
Tarrawonga expansion gets the nod
Whitehaven Coal has welcomed the announcement by the New South Wales Planning Assessment Commission (PAC) that it has approved the proposed expansion to the Tarrawonga Coal Mine Expansion Project in north west New South Wales.
Western Interstate terminal receives planning funding
The Federal and Victorian Governments have announced planning funding will be made available for the proposed western Interstate Freight Terminal (WIFT), a facility that has the potential to take over 700,000 trucks off the city’s rouads.
Apprentice Kickstart expanded for engineering trades
Nine additional key engineering trades are now eligible for Kickstart payments, which triple the incentives made to employers in the first year of taking on an apprentice.
New head appointed to Projects Queensland
Engineer, Dave Stewart, has been appointed Head of Projects Queensland.
Victoria to appoint Lead Scientist
The Victorian Government is recruiting a Lead Scientist to work with Chief Scientists of State Government agencies to provide high level, strategic advice to the Victorian Government on the role of science, technology and innovation in achieving the Government’s priorities.
Australia and China collaborate on light weight metals
A new Australia-China Research Centre for Light Metals (ACCLiM), to be headed by Monash University's Professor Xinhua Wu and Prof Xinming Zhang, Central-South University, China has been announced.
Global tech giants invest in talking cars technology
Adelaide ‘car-to-car’ communications technology company Cohda Wireless has attracted an undisclosed investment deal from global networking equipment firm Cisco Systems and NXP B.V. a top 10 global semiconductor company.
Swedish alliance for Thin Film Coatings Group
The University of South Australia’s Thin Film Coatings Group has entered into a strategic alliance with Swedish research and development company Arubedo AB to bring new electronic products to market.
New 2D material for next generation high-speed electronics
Scientists at CSIRO and RMIT University have produced a new two-dimensional material that could revolutionise the electronics market.
Renewables drive major changes in Australia's energy use to 2050
Renewable energy sources are projected to account for about half of Australia’s electricity generation by 2049-50, according to the Australian energy projections to 2049-50, released by the Bureau of Resources and Energy Economics (BREE).