Rises in council rates and utility bills contribute to inflation

By Julian Bajkowski Price rises in bills to consumers from council rates and state energy suppliers have helped nudge-up Australia's official inflation rate, the quarterly figures released by the Australian Bureau of Statistics this week have revealed. The stronger than anticipated rise in the ABS’ Consumer Price Index of 1.2 per cent in the September […]

Sewerage works to begin in Port Hedland

The Western Australian town of Port Hedland will be connected to the Water Corporation’s waste water scheme. With works expected to be completed by March 2013, waste water services will be delivered to the area as part of the state government’s Infill Sewerage Program. Construction will begin in November after a $7.9 million contract was […]

Brisbane flushes i3

By Lilia Guan   Brisbane City Council has dumped i3 Asia Pacific bid to install broadband through the City’s sewerage pipes.    A Council spokesperson said no contract had been signed with the company and Council was undertaking due diligence over the project.    “The company failed to provide Council with the necessary information to […]


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