Archived News for Engineering Professionals - June, 2013
Following recent reports of ever-increasing rates of dementia in Australia, a joint study between US, Australian, British and German scientists may provide some help to sufferers now and in the future.
Mining contractors Leighton Holdings has sealed the biggest deal in its history, signing on for $1.3 billion in work at Fortescue Metals’ Solomon Hub iron operation.
The CEO of Engineers Without Borders has been named in one of the industry’s top awards. Lizzie Brown has become one of just eleven women on the 2013 list of Australia’s 100 Most Influential Engineers.
The Australian Local Government Association (ALGA) is out with its 2013-14 State of the Regions Report. And it is calling on the Commonwealth to help local governments mitigate against costly natural disasters.
Road projects, Health, and Education are big winners in New South Wales’ 2013-14 budget announced this week, with nearly $800 Million going to upgrade the Pacific Highway.
Moves to open up a new iron ore province in Western Australia could take up to five years according to one former industry boss, after the collapse of a $6 billion infrastructure plan.
Act now to bolster properties and infrastructure: Because the value of low-lying homes in South-East Queensland could take a nasty hit because of rising sea levels and more powerful storms caused by global climate change.
To better protect the Great Barrier Reef, Australia must also pay attention to how to better use and maintain the mainland to prevent further damage to these great ocean treasures.
61 drilling projects across Western Australia will share in a $7.2 million boost from the State Government; the funding is set to support the on-going search for minerals and petroleum.
The funds have already been hailed as a boost to the state’s reputation amongst investors both locally and globally.