South Australia goes full tilt for massive new $1.5bn wind farm

The South Australian government has blown off critics of wind power after it approved the second largest turbine generation facility in Australia in a bid to boost Adelaide’s power supply and spin the city out of a manufacturing downturn.

Engineers Australia backs Tasmanian procurement changes

By Paul Hemsley The nation’s leading engineering representative body, Engineers Australia, has backed the Tasmanian government’s move to overhaul the state’s tendering and procurement processes and development assessment and planning mechanisms. The peak body approved of the government’s recommendations that have resulted from the Tasmanian Jobs Forum in August 2013, where Premier Lara Giddings announced […]

Tasmania to build $2 billion wind farm

By Paul Hemsley Tasmanian Premier Lara Giddings has backed a move to build the largest wind farm in the southern hemisphere on King Island at a cost of $2 billion. Ms Giddings expects the project to provide “enormous benefits” to the Tasmanian economy, which has struggled due to a two speed economy, according to the […]

Tasmania’s credit rating trimmed

By Paul Hemsley Tasmanian Premier Lara Giddings has defended her state’s economic performance after Moody’s Investors Service booted the island’s credit rating down a notch on the back of rising debt concerns. Moody’s now puts Tasmania’s credit worthiness at Aa1, a minor fall from its previous score of Aaa, a move resisted by rival Standard […]

Tasmania sets out simplified tenders

By Paul Hemsley Tasmanian Finance Minister has made a renewed push to help local businesses win public sector contracts after the state’s Department of Finance launched simplified contractual templates for both buyers and sellers into the government market. The new tender documents replace unpopular paperwork that businesses had complained was too onerous, confusing and time-consuming […]


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