MAR system trials aim to enhance water security and sustainability

MAR system trials aim to enhance water security and sustainability

Golder is working with clients in New Zealand’s North and South Islands on the MAR trials, which focuses on conjunctive management of ground and surface water at the catchment-wide scale. Drought is estimated to cost the Australian economy $6.3 billion a year, and the pilot studies are showing potential long-lasting benefits for drought-hit large-scale water …
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Kalbarri to improve grid reliability with microgrid project

Kalbarri to improve grid reliability with microgrid project

The proposed microgrid by Western Power would include a large-scale battery with a minimum capacity of 2MW/h, as well as renewable generation sources such as the Kalbarri wind farm, and rooftop solar on Kalbarri households. According to Energy Minister Mike Nahan, Kalbarri was chosen because of its reliability issues stemming from being on the end …
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Inside Australia's new waste and recycling council - what it is, what it's not and what's next

Inside Australia’s new waste and recycling council – what it is, what it’s not and what’s next

For now, the council comprises five foundation members – Cleanaway, JJ Richards, Remondis, Suez, and Veolia – and convenor Max Spedding told Inside Waste invitations have been sent to seven other companies to join the council. Inside Waste has received a copy of the invitation, which amongst other things, stipulates that membership will be open to companies that …
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Inside Waste (Dec): Boom time for organics

Inside Waste (Dec): Boom time for organics

In the December issue of Inside Waste, now ready for download, Malan says growth is in large part due to the money that is flowing out of state governments. Just last month, the NSW government announced that it was extending its Waste Less Recycle More initiative which received $465.7 million in phase one. $337 million will now be allocated …
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Disrupting renewable energy for the property sector: Nu-tility

Disrupting renewable energy for the property sector: Nu-tility

Aspiring to effectively become a one-stop-shop for landlords and tenants looking to drive down building costs and operations, the business was started in 2014 by co-founder’s Daniel Barber and Toby Greenane. The duo combine technologies, products and services – including energy audits, lighting upgrades, energy storage, and solar panel installations – to help clients reduce …
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Veolia assists Sydney Markets with becoming greener

Veolia assists Sydney Markets with becoming greener

Sydney Markets generates 12,000 tonnes of waste a year, and the increasing cost of waste disposal was a primary motivator in encouraging the markets to look at doing things differently. Over the past decade, both organisations have been working together to find solutions to everything from the market’s general waste and recycling services, trucks and …
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Where to from here, WA?

Where to from here, WA?

Bringing together some 25 people, which included CEOs and chairs of regional councils, Keep Australia Beautiful, and private waste operators, the WIA for the first time, offered the sector’s stakeholders an opportunity to speak to the shadow minister about a dozen or so topics and outline their views on the various waste and resource recovery …
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Security interests gone in the blink of an external administration. Can you fix it?

Security interests gone in the blink of an external administration. Can you fix it?

The Personal Property and Securities Act 2009 (PPSA) has revolutionised the way security interests in personal property (as opposed to land) are treated in Australia. Security interests and timeframes for registration Some examples of security interests in personal property include: Retention of title clauses; Charging clauses; and Leases over goods and equipment with a duration …
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Support for C&D reforms; calls for better enforcement

Support for C&D reforms; calls for better enforcement

In October, the EPA released a suite of reforms in a bid to improve the quality and quantity of reusable C&D waste materials in the state, including the removal of the Proximity Principle, implementation of minimum inspection, sorting, recovering and handling standards, proper processing of C&D waste, and increased penalties for the unsafe transport of waste. Consultation …
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The Bower goes from strength to strength

The Bower goes from strength to strength

Established in 1997, The Bower Reuse & Repair Centre began when a group of Sydney residents got together with aspirations to establish a reuse centre for household items. They secured funding to build a warehouse – Sydney’s first straw bale construction – and over the years, The Bower has become an environmental charity and cooperative …
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