Archived News for Professionals in State Government - September, 2011
Construction has begun on the new Royal Adelaide Hospital (RAH) following the groundbreaking ceremony.
The RAH will be one of the largest hospitals in the world to be planned and built from scratch.
Health Minister John Hill said, “The new hospital is an important part of our state-wide health reforms and has been designed to adapt to the changing needs of the population.
The Western Australian Government has released a new policy framework aimed at guiding the creation and application of environmental offsets. The policy will aim to deliver greater certainty, transparency to Government, businesses and developers.
The Queensland State Government has announced it will opt not to lower dam levels ahead of this year’s wet season, citing recommendations made by the Queensland Floods Commission of Inquiry Interim Report
Victoria has secured a number of separate long term contracts worth more than $2 billion after Premier Ted Baillieu witnessed the signed of Declaration of Commitment between purchaser Qenos and suppliers ExxonMobil Australia and BHP Billiton to supply petroleum feedstock to the Qenos Altona plant.
The Victorian State Government has announced the formation of the interim Local Government Ministerial-Mayors Advisory Panel with the appointment of five mayors drawn from the five council groupings in the state.
LinkWater CEO Peter McManamon has been named Queensland Public Sector Professional of the Year at the Institute of Public Administration Australia (IPAA) Queensland Awards.
The Victorian State Government has announced a new laboratory which will act as a test-bed for businesses to explore and develop new applications for the use of new high-speed broadband which will be delivered through the National Broadband Network (NBN)
The Queensland State Government has announced an ambitious $14.3 million project to provide long-term flood protection for Charleville, in the state's south.
The Queensland State Government has unveiled an $8.4 million spending package for Natural Resource Management (NRM) groups and local councils across the state to assist in the recovery of flood damaged waterways.
A liquefied natural gas project proposed by Chevron in Western Australia’s Pilbara region will go ahead after the Federal Government approved the projet under national environmental law.
The Federal and Tasmanian Governments have announced the formation of the new Independent Expert Group. The group will be responsible for verifying conservation values of native forests nominated under the Tasmanian Forests Intergovernmental Agreement and their compatibility with sustainable wood supply requirements for industry.
The largest floodplain mapping initiative in Queensland's history – built on the latest technology and supported by both new and historic data - is underway.