Archived News for Industry Professionals - May, 2013
National dwelling approvals have recorded a slight upswing in April, recording the first rally in 2013 according to the latest figures released by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS).
The Queensland Government has announced it has opened up a further 8700 square kilometres for petroleum and gas exploration at the recent annual Australian Petroleum Production and Exploration Association (APPEA) conference.
The Victorian Government has released the framework for assessing the environmental impacts of the proposed East West Link between the Eastern Freeway to the Port of Melbourne.
The New South Wales Government has outlined a ‘new era’ for Infrastructure NSW as the agency now adopts an official advisory capacity for the delivery of key infrastructure projects.
The Productivity Commission has released a draft report into the access of national significant infrastructure, saying that legislation governing regulated third party access should be changed.
The Federal Government has unveiled a new plan of how it intends to assist developing nations sustainably develop their mineral and energy resources.
The relationship between the Federal Government and their erstwhile political allies the Greens has deteriorated even further after Minister for Resources and Energy, Gary Gray, blasted the Green’s proposed blanket ban on all new coal seam gas exploration and production.
The Federal Government has revealed the 2013 Offshore Petroleum Exploration Acerage Release, covering 31 areas across six basins in Commonwealth waters offshore of the Northern Territory, Ashmore and Carier Islands, Western Australia and Victoria.
The New South Wales Government has outlined a new plan that will deliver brand new ferries, wharves and extra services starting later this year as part of a program aimed at modernising the city’s iconic mode of transportation.
Qantas has announced it will up its investment in Perth’s Airport to $100 million over the coming 18 months as the airlines seeks to expand and upgrade its presence in the Western Australian market.
The Tasmanian Government has outlined its planned changes to the state’s waste management scheme in this year’s state budget, with State Environment Minister Brian Wightman saying the Government will investigate the possibility of implementing a container deposit scheme as well as exploring the potential for a mine remediation centre of excellence.
The Northern Territory and Commonwealth Governments have struck a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) that will aim to provide security over long term gas supply to the Territory.
A return to form is on the horizon for the nation’s construction industry, according to the latest forecast figures released by Master Builder’s Australia (MBA).
Australia could be facing a gas supply crisis if the Federal Government fails to intervene and ensure competitively price gas supply, according to the latest report released by Manufacturing Australia.