Focus On... Engineering & Public Works
- $250 million sewerage strategy
The final piece of Coffs Harbour City Council’s $250m Sewerage Strategy is underway, completing a project that has been under development for over 15 years.
- Future Directions - South Australia – Port Pirie Regional Council. No waste in overhaul.
Port Pirie Regional Council has completely overhauled the management of its waste services last year, involving a multi-pronged approach that includes many major changes.
- SportsTurf can help you with sportsfields*
Municipal council departments are heavily involved in providing recreation facilities to enable community involvement in physical activities.
- Building has begun
Construction of the Roma Community Hub, a new building to centralise social services for the Maranoa Regional Council is underway.
- Excellent app for local communities
No more will many South Australian residents worry that they have the wrong night for rubbish collection.
- Rejuvenation for rail lands
Feature landscaping, sculptures, public amenities, feature lighting and an outdoor learning environment are all in the works for the City of Mount Gambier’s major rail lands rejuvenation project.
- Grow your council with Botanix*
Botanix Plant Supply is a wholesale nursery dedicated to the production of high quality trees & shrubs at competitive prices.
- Drainage works improve football field
A popular football oval in the Wyong Shire Council area will re-open in time for the soccer season after a major upgrade.
- Healthy infrastructure upgrades
Cairns Regional council have recently been engaging in infrastructure upgrades focusing on fostering healthy habits in the community.
- Screen time with a clear conscience*
Parents in Melbourne already know what studies now confirm: use of smart devices by children under the age of eight is exploding across the industrialized world.
- Flood mitigation works
The township of Creswick in the Hepburn Shire was flooded three times within six months in 2010/2011, resulting in significant property loss and disruption to business.
- Gates open for SES
Following the push to establish a State Emergency Service (SES) group in Jimboomba’s southwest, Logan City Council has funded and completed a new $170,000 facility.
- Bartco links with UK firm to extend global reach*
Australia’s Bartco Traffic Equipment Pty Ltd and UK’s P&D Specialist Services (Holdings) Ltd have launched their two new joint venture companies at the Intertraffic trade fair in Amsterdam, March 2014.
- Asset management a top priority
Over the past 12 months a dedicated group of officers from The City of Busselton’s engineering team have developed an overarching Asset Management Plan that has since been endorsed by Council.
- Water Treatment Plant gets a new lease on life
A vital infrastructure upgrade at Logan’s largest wastewater treatment plant is now complete, enabling the facility to operate efficiently for the long term.
- New truck permit laws
The new Heavy Vehicle National Law (HVNL) came into effect on February 10, meaning that truck operators will need to apply for heavy or oversized vehicle permits to the National Heavy Vehicle Regulator (NHVR) instead of local government.
- The Maintenance Challenge*
Australia relies on road transport more than any other nation in the world, on a per capita basis.
- Expansion underway for Caroline landfill
Work has commenced on a major expansion of the Caroline landfill development near Mount Gambier.
- NSW Housing unaffordable
Marrickville Council has requested that the NSW Parliamentary Select Committee Inquiry on Social, Public and Affordable Housing include a proportion of affordable housing in new residential developments.
- New waste strategy
The Greater Bendigo City Council has adopted a new Waste and Resource Management Strategy at Wednesday’s Council Meeting, aiming to encourage more recycling and reduce the waste it collects from kerbside collections.
- Works and Parks on show*
The Local Government Supervisors Association of WA will be holding its 17th Works and Parks Annual Conference and Trade Exhibition at the unique El Caballo Resort, situated on Great Eastern Highway, Wooroloo, on 14th and 15th , August 2014.
- Lighting up LEDs
The City of Ballarat has moved to LED lighting as the new standard for streetlights in the council area.
- Multiple awards for park
Ku-ring-gai Council has won two Parks and Leisure Australia regional awards.
- Firm stance on asbestos
Redland City Council has tightened asbestos waste management practices at transfer stations to reduce the risk of community exposure.
- PolyCom Stabilising Aid rock solid under pressure*
Customers are incorporating PolyCom Stabilising Aid, an Australian made innovation, into the design of pavements allowing cost efficient changes in pavement design by improving sub-grade strength to meet specifications.
- Quality turf the biologic way*
For parks and gardens staff the emphasis has always been on turf quality: ‘how to get a great looking turf whilst staying within water budgets and not over-using chemical fertilizers?’
- Opening the ‘most famous rooms in Australian art’
“The most famous rooms in Australian art” are now open to the public, after Dame Quentin Bryce AC CVO, the then Governor-General of the Commonwealth of Australia officially opened the Margaret Olley Art Centre (MOAC).
- Engineering Study tour to Canada
The Municipal Engineering Foundation Victoria (MEFvic) has awarded scholarships to five Victorian engineers to attend the American Public Works Association (APWA) Congress to be held in Toronto, Canada, during August this year as part of a study tour.
- Extra toilets for Coogee Beach
The number of public toilets at Coogee Beach could be more than doubled as part of a draft plan to be considered by Randwick City Council.
- Mayors talk up Whitsunday message
Chair of the Whitsunday Regional Organisation of Councils (ROC) and Mackay Mayor Deirdre Comerford have received assurance that the election funding commitment for the Mackay Ring Road will be honoured in the May Federal Budget from Deputy Prime Minister Warren Truss during recent talks in Canberra.
- Stormwater Engineering Innovation*
Dalton Consulting Engineers (DCE) is a civil engineering consultancy based in Queensland and Victoria, Australia.