Report card slams ‘short-term’ focus of Vic infrastructure

By Rob O'Brien An infrastructure report card for the state of Victoria has shown a worrying drift in vital areas due to bad planning and a short-term focus from governments. Engineers Australia 2010 Victorian Infrastructure Report Card, showed progress in some areas over the past 5 years, but general concern overall. Some areas have either […]

Developer claims wrong, says LGAQ

By Staff Writer An independent study has undermined claims of excessive infrastructure charges by Queensland councils, the Local Government Association of Queensland (LGAQ) has said. The LGAQ commissioned the study following claims by the development lobby that council charges were greater than those charged interstate.   "These claims have now clearly been shown to be nothing more […]

Rudd reviews first year in office

By Ju Yeon Jung The Rudd Government has celebrated its first year with a self-compiled 75-page progress report, a discreet but confident testament of its performance amid the worst financial crisis since the Great Depression. In the report, Prime Minister Kevin Rudd said his government had committed to building a modern Australia equipped to face […]

QLD population growth to slow down

The speed of population growth in Queensland is set to slow down, with the Queensland Government strategically directing growth to its western areas.   Planning Minister Paul Lucas has told State Parliament that the latest state-wide population projections for the next 25 years showed an estimated annual growth rate of 1.7 per cent, well down on […]


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