Geraldton becomes IBM’s smart city winner

By Lilia Guan   The City of Greater Geraldton in Western Australia has been selected to receive an IBM Smarter Cities Challenge grant for 2012 The grant provides the City of Greater Geraldton with access to IBM's top experts to analyse and recommend ways Geraldton can become an even better place in which to live […]

Cogent Energy powers central Sydney

The City of Sydney will use trigeneration as a low-carbon energy network to cut greenhouse gas emissions. Final negotiations will take place with Cogent Energy, a subsidiary of Origin, to power central Sydney after a tender process and negotiations with several other companies. According to a University of Technology Sydney study, the project could save […]

Opinion on connecting communities to local farmers

By Kim Thomas, an architectual student at University of Technology Sydney Sydney is characterised by relatively high population density, ever increasing house prices, constant urban growth and renewal, new infrastructure projects and over-reliance on external food sources making for a stressful and generally unhealthy lifestyle. A secured food source such as a 'community garden' within […]

Toowoomba City gets virtual contact centre

By Lilia Guan   Toowoomba Regional Council (TRC) in Queensland has chosen to deploy Interactive Intelligence’ IP communications software suite, Customer Interaction Centre (CIC), at its customer service call centre due to open in early 2011.    TRC’s decision to build a new 35-seat ‘virtual’ contact centre follows the merger in 2008 of the Cambooya, […]

Development controls to build a sustainable Sydney

Homeowners and developers in the City of Sydney will have access to a single set of development guidelines governing everything from multi-storey apartments and office towers to carports, fence heights and home extensions.   The City of Sydney's draft Development Control Plan (DCP), to be considered by Council on October 18 for public exhibition, amalgamates […]


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