Push to bury power with NBN

By Julian Bajkowski and Paul Hemsley The local government sector is upping pressure on its state and federal peers to seize the rollout of the National Broadband Network as a once in a lifetime opportunity to also dig dangerous and ugly overhead power lines into the ground once and for all. Kur-ring-gai Municipal Council will this […]

NSW covers council infrastructure debt

By Paul Hemsley New South Wales local governments have been invited to apply for funding under a state government plan to subsidise interest payments for commercial loans intended to reduce a backlog of infrastructure projects that councils have difficulty raising capital for on their own. The state government is hoping to take the financial pressure […]


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