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Infrastructure Plans to Boost Tasmanian Economy

Despite significant financial and economic challenges, the 2013-2014 Tasmanian State Budget announced by Premier Lara Giddings will “strike the right balance between addressing the challenges we face today and investing to build a better Tasmania ...
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Australia on course to beat 2020 renewable energy target, says study

Consultancy forecasts that country will derive 22.5% of its power from renewables by 2020
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Turnbull calls for public transport infrastructure funding - The Fifth Estate

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Angry motorists say Princes Bridge bike lane will cause traffic jam

MOTORIST and business groups have reacted angrily to a Melbourne City Council plan to remove one inbound lane of traffic from Princes Bridge to create a bike lane.
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Bike black-spot plan cut back

A plan to make the city's worst bicycle crash spot safer has been watered down into a three-month trial.
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More money poured into plan to bring supersized trains to Melbourne's rail network - Herald Sun

More money poured into plan to bring supersized trains to Melbourne's rail network
Herald Sun
FORD workers would share in a $60 million support fund if Labor is elected in Victoria next year. End of sidebar.
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Western Highway bypass options - Ararat Advertiser

Western Highway bypass options
Ararat Advertiser
Four options were presented to Council by VicRoads, one to south of the Ararat township and three to the north.
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Keilor braced for Melbourne Airport runway headache - Brimbank Weekly

Keilor braced for Melbourne Airport runway headache
Brimbank Weekly
CONCERNS about noise pollution and an influx of aircraft traffic have been raised at a meeting to discuss Melbourne Airport's plans for a third runway.
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Building and construction boom may create skills shortage

The Reserve Bank of Australia and the federal government have highlighted the building industry as a potential driver of economic growth in coming years as the resources boom begins to slow.
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Poll shows public prefers rail tunnel ahead of road link

Victorians have narrowly backed a new rail tunnel under the city over the Napthine government's proposed east-west road connection.
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Government spending keeps industry on track

Manufacturing of trains, trams and buses in Victoria is in a healthy state right now, with about 750 people directly employed in manufacturing roles to deliver on major government contracts.
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Disruptive technologies: Advances that will transform life, business, and the global economy | McKinsey & Company

Twelve emerging technologies—including the mobile Internet, autonomous vehicles, and advanced genomics—have the potential to truly reshape the world in which we live and work.
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Melbourne Raises its Green Building Requirements

The City of Melbourne has issued a new set of construction standards which increase requirements on future developments in the areas of sustainability and green building.
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Transurban champions new way for infrastructure funds

Updated | Transurban’s plan for a road connecting a major Sydney freeway to the main route to the Central Coast is a step closer, after the NSW government confirmed the proposal had advanced to the final approvals stage.
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Victoria's national parks up for grabs - The Fifth Estate

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Vic PCA Sustainable Development Conference: Stefan Preuss on opportunities in retrofits and more - The Fifth Estate

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On King Island, the answers are blowing in the wind

One of the better how-to guides for humble folk dealing with a big business promising great change is a 1983 film called Local Hero.
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Welcome to Victoria, no wind farms allowed

Alexander White: The Australian state of Victoria is now one of the most difficult places in the world to build a wind farm.
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Metro removing pay phones from train stations - Herald Sun

Metro removing pay phones from train stations
Herald Sun
VicRoads provides emergency phones on all of our highways in Victoria.
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'Water-smart' key for Wodonga - The Border Mail

'Water-smart' key for Wodonga
The Border Mail
Professor Thwaites is chair of the Monash Sustainability Institute and works as a water and climate change consultant with major Melbourne legal firm Maddocks Lawyers.
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Route 86 tram project to get back on track - Melbounre Times Weekly

Route 86 tram project to get back on track
Melbounre Times Weekly
Darebin council is seeking a clarification from Yarra Trams and will speak to other stakeholders about the project's future, including Minister for Transport Terry Mulder.
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Sewer water urged as drnking source but most Victorians wary of trying

MELBURNIANS will need to consider drinking purified water from sewers amid worsening climate change, says a city councillor.
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ConstructionIndustryNews.net + AECOM Alliance completes $110M treatment plant upgrade

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Property Council of Australia - Call for consultation for East West Link

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No environmental assessment needed for east-west link: minister

Federal Environment Minister Tony Burke has ruled the east-west link will not require a strict assessment under national environmental laws.
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