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Place Branding Australia set for Vivid return

Place branding can be a powerful tool for councils, and unpacking how to access it will be an underlying theme of this year's Place Branding Australia conference.

‘TreeBay’ scheme for carbon farmers

By Jane Garcia A proposal for helping farmers to earn carbon credits for native vegetation and trees they preserve or plant on their properties could also prove profitable for local government, according to an Australian National University researcher. Philip Gibbons from the university’s Centre for Resource and Environmental Studies, suggests an online auction system, similar […]

Employment program to help indigenous job seekers

By Staff Writer The Queensland Fire and Rescue Service (QFRS) will train twelve Indigenous jobseekers from the Hinchinbrook Shire as part of a $31,240 Skilling Queenslanders for Work initiative grant. “This project will help participants gain the skills and qualifications required to gain part-time work as Auxiliary Fire Officers and also gives them a chance […]

Generating interest in energy alternative

By Jane Garcia An innovative cogeneration project providing power and air conditioning for Hornsby Shire Council’s Central Library is about to realise its potential and enter a phase of commercialisation. In order to help the council meet its target of reducing greenhouse gas emissions by 20 per cent by 2010, it commissioned a showcase project […]

WaterWise Rebate Scheme breaks records in Queensland

By Adam Coleman Queensland’s Home WaterWise Rebate Scheme last week paid a record $2.34 million in rebates throughout Queensland for water tanks, water-efficient washing machines and dual-flush toilet suites. “The Home WaterWise Rebate Scheme has been an unprecedented success with a flood of rebate applications being received,” says Paul Childs, a spokesperson for the Minister […]

Queensland program aims to reengage youths

By Staff Writer Two hundred and sixty nine ‘at risk’ South-West Queensland youths aged between 15 and 17 will be given the opportunity to earn a second chance to learn under the Queensland Government’s Get Set For Work Program in 2007-08. Originally trialled in 2003-04 as a safety net for school leavers, the program is primarily […]

Iemma and Debnam square off online

By Staff Writer In an Australian first, NSW Premier Morris Iemma and Opposition Leader Peter Debnam have used online video pitches to unveil their pitch for voters in next month’s state election. The videos are available at no cost at news.ninemsn.com.au/nswdecides Hilary Clinton was the first politician to opt against traditional methods and announce her […]

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Culverts: Delivering Streams of innovation

Mostly unseen, culverts allow waterways to flow while supporting roads and rail networks. Many culverts are now ripe for attention, highlighting the essential role they play in our Regional and Metro infrastructure.

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Seeking greater innovation, optimised services and operational excellence? Service integration and management could be the answer!

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That’s using plastic for good

Not all plastics are the same. Take engineered plastic pipes. Unlike single use plastics, plastic pipes are long-life products, not single use, made from materials engineered to be robust, reliable, recyclable with a service life in excess of 100 years.

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Secure, Sustainable, Local: Acer Leads

Acer emphasises local manufacturing in Western Sydney, uniting advanced security with innovation to support government operations. This strategic focus enhances quality, sustainability, and job creation, showcasing Acer's commitment to empowering Australia's future.

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