Few takers for post-election pole clean-up

By Julian Bajkowski The federal poll may be done and dusted, but councils and power utilities across Australia now have a new challenge to deal with: how to pull down and dispose of the literally thousands of election posters fixed to power poles and lamp posts across the nation. It’s an issue that occurs at […]

NSW sheds toxic light bulbs for LED across 41 councils

By Paul Hemsley The New South Wales government has revealed plans to replace existing mercury vapour streetlights with light emitting diode (LED) technology across 41 council areas in Sydney, the Central Coast and the Hunter in a switch that state Minister for Energy Chris Hartcher claims will save councils millions of dollars in maintenance and […]

AusGrid cables Sydney’s CCTV project

Additional CCTV cameras will be installed in Sydney with fibre optic cables connecting the camera network. AusGrid is carrying out the installation of fibre optic cable and controls access to the underground pit and duct network the camera network uses. The City of Sydney made the $500000 investment following a federal government rejection of the […]

Chinatown improves streets for $5m

By Paul Hemsley Public works taking place at Little Hay Street, Factory Street and Kimber Lane will include footpath widening, street tree planting and improved street lighting and paving. Mayor Clover Moore said the council worked with the local community, including businesses, residents and workers to develop a plan to improve Chinatown’s public spaces and […]


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