Archived News for Professionals in State Government - October, 2012
The Queensland Coordinator-General has announced the release of an environmental impact statement (EIS) for the $4.2 billion South Galilee thermal coal project as part of the Alpha coal mine in Central Queensland.
The South Australian Government has announced it is seeking feedback on new rules for clear and consistent standards of behaviour in the State’s 68 councils.
The Tasmanian Government has announced it will push the current retail energy price determination will be rolled forward to next year to ensure power price rises are controlled.
The New South Wales Government is urging stakeholders and those involved in the construction industry to make submissions to a discussion paper recently released as part of an inquiry into the high number of insolvencies within the sector.
The Queensland Resources Council (QRA) has published a survey that shows that all coal producers expect to cut costs in response to the increase to the royalty rates recently announced in the State Budget.
The Western Australian Government has announced the appointment of Magistrate Vicki Stewart to head up the state’s new dedicated mental health court for people with mental health problems and/or mental illness.
The Victorian Government has announced reforms to the State Planning Policy Framework which it says will ensure the protection of the Yarra and Maribyrnong rivers from encroaching developments.
The Federal Government has introduced amendments to the Fair Work Act in a bid to protect the entitlements of tens of thousands of Queensland public servants it says are threatened.
The New South Wales Government has announced it has ‘overhauled its ICT policy’ in a bid to deliver significant improvements to its customer service, data management, procurement and industry engagement.
The New South Wales Government has announced the State’s councils can now bid for interest subsidies to build on greenfield sites under round two of the Local Infrastructure Renewal Scheme.
The Victorian Government and the operators of the Wonthaggi desalination plant have announced the singing of Preliminary Commercial Acceptance (PCA), following the completion of the first seven day commissioning test for the plant’s 50 gigalitre stream and successful transfer of drinking water to the Cardinia Reservoir.
The New South Wales Planning Assessment Commission has approved the construction of the new open cut coal mine in the State’s Hunter Valley region, almost a year after it was first rejected by the Commission.