Archived News for Engineering Professionals - April, 2013
The Queensland Government has announced that the state’s councils have applied for nearly $1 billion worth of funding from the $80 million Betterment Fund initiative.
A number of top executives from the nation’s business, unions and research community have been appointed to the Australian Government’s Services Leaders Group, with the mandate to provide expert advice on enhancing the international competitiveness of Australia’s services sector.
The manufacturing sector has posted more lacklustre figures, with seven out of eight major sub-sectors recording a contraction in April according to the Australian Industry Group’s Australian Performance of Manufacturing Index (PMI).
The Victorian Government has announced it has given the green light for a $36 million public transport project for the delivery of increased tram services to Melbourne’s Docklands precinct.
The Federal Government has announced the tender to deliver the Pimlico to Teven Pacific Highway upgrade is now open, with interested companies now having until 29 May to submit their bids.
Energy giant Santos has announced it has committed to a $100 million drilling and appraisal program over the coming 12 months in the onshore Mereenie field in the Northern Territory.
The insatiable need for internet speed is continuing to grow, with global internet speeds growing by a remarkable 5 per cent in just four months, according to the latest State of the Internet report released by top-internet boffins Akamai.
The South Australian Government has announced it will contribute $5 million towards the funding of a feasibility study into the proposed upgrade of Nyrstar’s Port Pirie operations.
The South Australian and Victorian Governments have formed a united front at the recent Council of Australian Government meeting in an effort to get Federal and State governments to use a majority of Australian made vehicles in their fleets.
Finance and property have come out as the two shining industries of the Australian economy, driving the first lift in business confidence since 2011, according to NAB’s latest Quarterly Business Survey.