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By Willow Aliento 27 March 2014 — Canberra’s light rail project shifts into high gear this year, with the appointment of an Arup-led team for Stage One detailed design of the new Capital Metro system. Read More  
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26 March 2014 — Murdoch University has released a study finding it is in the financial interests of villages located on mine sites to install renewable energy generation. While employing behaviour change measures and energy efficiency could reduce a village’s carbon footprint by six per cent, the switch to renewables could cut the high carbon footprint of a mining village dramatically and pay for itself, the study found. Read More  
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20 March 2014 — The Federal Government has released a report into the outlook for Australia’s infrastructure and transport sectors to 2030. Trends: Infrastructure and Transport to 2030 collates information from a range of government departments to provide an indication of the most significant impacts on the infrastructure and transport sector through to 2030 Read More  
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By Cameron Jewell 19 March 2014 — The Victorian government has announced a plan to unlock under-utilised land from around train stations, in a move it says will create thousands of jobs Read More  
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By Cameron Jewell 12 March 2014 — Billions in travel and energy costs could be saved and carbon emissions reduced if Australia invests in information communication technology, a Telstra report suggests. Read More  
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By Willow Aliento 10 March 2014 — Australian company Aquacell, which supplied a blackwater recycling system to Sydney’s 1 Bligh Street, is finding a market niche in the  United States and Dubai. Read More  
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5 March 2014 — Following community calls for better public transport, the NSW Government has placed on public exhibition amendments to the Local Environment Plan and Development Control Plan to guide CBD urban renewal, which is to be based around plans for a new light rail link interchange. Read More  
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By Cameron Jewell 26 February 2014 — Lend Lease has pulled out of its involvement in the coal port expansion at Abbot Point on the Great Barrier Reef. The decision follows a sustained campaign by environmental groups, which included an open letter to Lend Lease warning of the “reputational risk” of engaging with the project. Read More  
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By Willow Aliento 30 January 2014 — Capacity must be built in the local government sector to achieve sustainable public infrastructure and deal with climate change, according to the Institute of Public Works Engineering Australasia New South Wales chief executive John Roydhouse. Read More  
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By Willow Aliento 29 January 2014 — Melbourne Water is focusing on managing climate change risk through the rollout of an Environmental Stewardship Strategy. Read More  
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By Chris Standen, University of Sydney 28 January 2014 — From The Conversation: The New South Wales and Victorian governments have recently released business cases for their pet motorway projects, WestConnex in Sydney and East-West Link in Melbourne. But will these projects, costing a combined A$20 billion (with A$3 billion being donated by the federal government), really generate the economic benefits promised? Read More  
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By Cameron Jewell 14 November 2013 — Roads that light up with massive snowflakes to warn of icy conditions, LED lighting that can see when your car has passed and turns itself off, and even a road that creates its own energy – these are some of the visions of roads for the coming decades. Read More  
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By Cameron Jewell 16 October 2013 — Australians need to start drinking recycled water, a report released today [16 October 2013] by the Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering states. Read More  
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9 October 2013 — The Coalition Government’s refusal to invest in rail infrastructure has been widely critiqued by planning experts, but having profitable, successful rail infrastructure could be possible without government help… and property is the key. Read More  
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By Cameron Jewell 11 September 2013 — While green buildings have become standard for government – and projections suggest they’ll soon become the norm for most new construction – infrastructure in Australia is a completely different story. Read More  
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  By Cameron Jewell 19 August 2013 — New research has found that the cost of flooding in coastal cities is set to surpass $1 trillion a year globally unless significant investment in adaptation is made. Read More  
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27 May 2013 — Research released on Monday gives an indication of what Australians expect from their cities into the future. Strategic consulting and engineering firm MWH Global’s study, Your life, your home, your city – the future of Australia’s liveable cities, shows that access to healthcare, jobs and emergency services are the most important factors when deciding where to live – more important than aesthetics, education, culture and environment. Read More  
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By Cameron Jewell 7 May 2013 — Today’s Victorian budget has been described by the Napthine government as a win for infrastructure. The First Home Owner grant has been increased to $10,000 for newly constructed properties, in an attempt to breathe life the stagnant residential construction sector. The grant will no longer apply to established homes. Stamp duty concessions of 40 per cent will also be brought forward for all first home owners. The government has also committed close to $300 million... 
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By Lynne Blundell 13 March 2013 – The future of sustainable transport was looking rosy at Green Cities this year with speakers presenting images of future cities abuzz with tiny electric pod-cars on roads that seamlessly connected with train networks. Travelling between Sydney and Melbourne? No problem – Read More  
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By Lynne Blundell 21 March 2012 ­– Communities must build resilience to natural disasters and can no longer expect governments to step in and save them. Read More  
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29 February 2012 – Australia at long last has a sustainability rating tool for infrastructure that promises to be as transforming as the Green Star rating has been for buildings. At least that is the vision of the Australian Green Infrastructure Council which today (Wednesday) unveiled the Infrastructure Sustainability rating tool in Canberra. Read More  
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20 January 2012 – Australia’s energy, transport and telecommunications infrastructure could well do with a new national body to co-ordinate greater resilience to climate change, a new government report has found. The report, The Role of Regulation in Facilitating or Constraining Adaptation to Climate Change for Australian Infrastructure, specifically targeted gaps in the regulatory environment around these infrastructure items, created before climate change was considered a serious threat. The... 
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By Lynne Blundell 2 November 2011 ­ – The Australian Green Infrastructure Council is to launch its sustainable infrastructure ratings tool in early 2012, delegates at the AGIC’s recent annual conference in Melbourne were told. The ratings scheme, which has been developed over the past few years with funding from government and industry, will rate sustainable practices across the infrastructure chain, from procurement through to construction. Once established, the rating scheme is expected... 
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By Tina Perinotto 2 November 2011 – According to Queensland based AECOM managing director for water and infrastructure services Andrew Macleod there is a “desperate” need for skilled people across the entire engineering sector. Some of this is driven by the mining boom, but in his area, a significant part of the demand is driven by the massive reconstruction work after the Queensland floods and the Christchurch earthquake. Read More  
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27 July 2011 – Australia’s urban congestion costs including wasted time in traffic, maintenance, fuel and emissions costs are forecast to be $20.4 billion by 2020 unless cities undertake a major review of their infrastructure, according to a review commissioned by Siemens. The report was the basis for a public forum in Melbourne, Picture Melbourne in 2030 Read More  
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By Brian McMahon, principal planning consultant, PlaceMaking and Planning, Parsons Brinckerhoff 20 July 2011 – With the release of its draft consultation plan, Public Transport for Perth in 2031, the state government in Western Australia cannot be accused of suffering from siderodromophobia.  While improvements to the bus network are proposed, the introduction of light rail and the expansion of the heavy rail system are at the forefront of the plan. Read More  
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28 June 2011 – Almost half of those surveyed by global engineering company MWH in an Australia-wide study of attitudes to natural disasters believe not enough is being done to improve infrastructure to prepare for such events. Twenty four per cent of those surveyed favoured making infrastructure wholly resistant to an event but it was unclear whether they appreciated what that would cost, the survey says. MWH commissioned the study to establish the attitude of Australians toward natural disasters... 
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11 May 2011 – Executive director of CB Richard Ellis Pty Ltd, Kevin Stanley believes more could have been done in the budget to impact the property industry but in a cautious fiscal environment, laying the foundations of the future through infrastructure development is a very worthwhile initiative and a sound investment. Describing the budget outcome as “a small step in the right direction,” Mr Stanley said it was always going to be a difficult one. “The overall aim remains to return the... 
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28 April –A report by the Australian Conservation Foundation says the nation’s  governments have spent at least four times more on building roads and bridges than on public transport infrastructure in the past decade. While $11.3 billion was spent on national road construction in 2008-9, $5 billion was given away as subsidies by the federal government through the fuel tax credits program. A further $1 billion was spent through the fringe benefits tax to encourage the private use of company... 
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23 March 2011– The Warren Centre for Advanced Engineering has produced a Handbook for Reform to guide a new NSW Government after Saturday’s election towards the successful infrastructure needed for continuing economic growth. “Last year’s infrastructure report card from Engineers Australia told a very sad tale of t is state’s poor delivery record on major infrastructure – D’s and C’s. We have an opportunity after 26 March – the date of the NSW election – to make sure we get... 
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