Archived News for Professionals in State Government - April, 2011
The Queensland Government has launched its Cleantech Industry Development Strategy, setting out measures to support the environmental services, green building and materials, clean energy, resource recovery and recycling, sustainable transport, and water and wastewater management sectors.
Minister for Tourism, Manufacturing and Small Business Jan Jarratt said cleantech was one of the world’s fastest-growing industries, with the global market for environmental products and services predicted to double to US$2740 billion by 2020.
“Queensland’s cleantech industry is already delivering real economic returns to the State, generating more than $3.1 billion annually and employing over 12,500 people,” she said.
The Northern Territory Government has announced a $1.4 million package for to support Indigenous horticulture and forestry projects in the Territory.
The South Australian government has launched a new industry program that will support 60 women who are currently working in South Australia’s defence and resources industries to further develop their knowledge and skills.
The South Australian government has announced it will establish five Local Health Networks (LHNs) to manage public hospital and community health services from 1 July 2011.
The Queensland Government has announced the first of a series of Draft Guidelines to help in the reconstruction of Far North Queensland following the destruction caused by Cyclone Yasi in February will be released to the public at a community meeting in Tully Heads Community Centre on Wednesday, 20th April.
Rural and regional Victorian communities are set to benefit from a $1 billion growth fund following the passage of the Regional Growth Fund Bill through the Victorian Parliament on April 7.
Two National Water Commission reports on the performance Australia’s urban water utilities and rural water service providers have been released by the Federal Government.
The NSW Premier, Barry O’Farrell, has released his government’s 100-day action plan under which he claims “the NSW Government would make giant strides towards helping the State to recover after 16 years of neglect.”
The National Water Commission has issued a landmark report urging Australian governments to overhaul the way urban water supplies are managed.
Queensland can expect coastal erosion and permanent inundation of coastal land as a result of a predicted 0.8 metre sea level rise by 2100, according to a new scientific report released by the Queensland Climate Change Centre of Excellence.
The Western Australian Government has announced that the new Department of Finance will be headed by Anne Nolan and will concentrate on revenue; management of government building projects; works and administration; and the Office of Shared Services when it splits from Treasury on July 1, 2011.
The Victorian Government has called for submissions to its Review of the 2010-11 Flood Warnings and Response, and is continuing a series of public meetings in flood affected towns during April and May.
The Victorian Auditor-General’s Office has released its report into whether the development of renewable energy has been facilitated effectively by the Department of Premier and Cabinet (DPC), Department of Primary Industries (DPI), Department of Business and Innovation (DBI) and Sustainability Victoria (SV).