Focus On... FOCUS on Engineering & Public Works (Apri 2016 Edition)
- New app broadcasts beach conditions
Coffs Harbour City Council has launched a phone application that keeps users updated on beach conditions in real time.
- Pipes granted 100-year life span
Willoughby Council has recently used innovative technology to complete a $2million makeover of 2.5km of underground stormwater pipes.
- Local invention increases worker safety
Shire of Woodanilling employee Wayne Cooper has created an innovative solution to a potentially fatal problem.
- Different ways of utilising PolyCom Stabilising Aid on unsealed roads*
Reducing re-sheet costs with PolyCom Stabilising Aid is the answer to cost-effective, efficient unsealed road management.
- Contractors you can trust*
There’s something about using contractors you can trust. Trust means you can believe what they say, that you’ll get what has been specified, and that they’ll be there for you when you have queries, or need some help, long after the works have been completed.
- Preserving botanical heritage
The Southern Grampians Shire has implemented a digital solution to help manage its beloved heritage-listed trees.
- Lights built to last
Streetlights installed by West Arnhem Regional Council (WARC) are saving money and surviving lightning strikes.
- Working smarter cuts construction time
A major wastewater pumping station upgrade in Wyong, New South Wales is implementing innovative construction methods to improve safety and reduce construction time.
- Water-wise innovation wins the turf war
Saving water while building the resilience of turf on fields and ovals can be a long mission, but just four years into its Sports Field Improvement Program, Lake Macquarie City Council is starting to see excellent results.
- An insight to telematics
By Stephen Grundy
- Smarter fleet management
By implementing an improved fleet management program, Cairns Regional Council has been able to save significantly across the organisation.
- Castle toilets a hit with young residents
When AlburyCity decided to build toilets in its popular Children’s Gardens, staff decided that a brick block for the loos just would not do.
- Collective approach to waste management delivers results in remote NT
The Local Government Association of the Northern Territory (LGANT) has partnered with the Northern Territory Department of Health and regional councils in a concerted effort to improve public health and living conditions in remote communities.
- Synthetic field kicking goals
Hornsby Shire Council has upgraded a local sporting ground, including the implementation of entirely synthetic grass.
- Inclusive design encourages play for all
The City of Ballarat has launched the first inclusive play space in regional Victoria.
- Collaborating to build inclusive playground
Partnerships with community organisations have been key in the City of Nedlands preparations to build an inclusive, all-abilities playground.
- KOMPAN introduces the MOMENTS™ School Age range*
Designed to provide active solutions that offer opportunities for increased physical fitness and motor skill proficiency in school age children, the MOMENTS™ range is a triumph resulting from extensive research and smart applied design.
- Council offices stay waste wise
The City of Greater Dandenong takes its role as a sustainability champion seriously and staff members are leading the way.
- Government Fleet is riding high*
With over 200,000 vehicles in government fleets around Australia, fleet is big business.
- Benefits of biomass
Glenelg Shire Council is researching the benefits of installing a biomass system fuelled by wood chips to provide heating and electricity to its civic buildings.
- Investing in asset management pays off
Port Pirie Regional Council’s Assets team has received statewide recognition for its innovative practices in unsealed road condition assessment.
- Future Directions - by By Graham Murnik Director of Service Delivery, MacDonnell Regional Council
- Controlling irrigation at the touch of a button
Remote technology is allowing Wodonga Council to save time and money on managing irrigation systems.
- Leading the way in recycled water
In a believed first for regional New South Wales, Ballina Shire will supply recycled water to households.