States announce automated vehicle programs

Coffs Harbour and Armidale in NSW will be the first regional areas in Australia to host a fully automated vehicle trial, while Tasmania announces an electric vehicle program in local government.

Water regulation worries laid bare in new audit

Key public authorities are failing to tackle worsening water quality in Sydney’s key reservoir, NSW’s auditor has warned in a report highly critical of the state’s EPA.

Victorian Government moves on green procurement

Recycling industry applauds the Andrews Government’s $37 million package to boost the market for recycled materials in the state, which follows Senate inquiry’s recommendation that governments adopt green procurement.

Fund gives a boost to ‘circular economy’

Local government and the waste industry welcome the Victorian Government’s new scheme to develop markets for recyclable waste but say more investment is needed.

New ‘blueprint’ for major project delivery

A partnership between state and local governments, water utilities, land management and community groups has enabled the most efficient delivery of a large urban waterway project, officials say.

Local governments tackle water waste

Extensive community education programs and the use of smart technologies are among the tools being used by “water wise” councils in Western Australia.

Councils swoop on solutions to flying-fox woes

Rapidly growing flying-fox colonies in urban areas are causing grief for councils across NSW but state support for long-term resettlement of habitats could offer a solution.

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