Urban development in south-east Melbourne will protect bandicoots

Approval for urban development to occur in Melbourne’s south-eastern growth corridor has been announced today. Melbourne’s south-eastern growth corridor is one of the four urban development areas in the Victorian Government program Delivering Melbourne’s Newest Sustainable Communities. This program will lead to over 350,000 new households supporting one million people, 15 major town centres, 85…

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Second round of $240 million River Murray program open

The second round of grants under the $240 million South Australian River Murray Sustainability Irrigation Industry Program (3IP) will open for Expressions of Interest on Monday September 22, 2014. Agriculture, Food and Fisheries Minister Leon Bignell said the program was one of the biggest ever government investments in a South Australian region. “The Australian and South Australian government…

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$1.9m boost for South Australian community revegetation program in the Lower Lakes

A $1.9m grant will provide continued support to the Goolwa to Wellington Local Action Planning (GWLAP) group’s Community Revegetation Program for the Lower Lakes region in 2014-15. The revegetation program is part of the Coorong Murray Mouth and Lower Lakes (CMMLL) Recovery Project, part of the South Australian Government’s Murray Futures program which is funded…

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Bureau of Meteorology goes to market for new supercomputer

Procurement for the replacement of the Bureau of Meteorology’s supercomputer is now underway, with request for tenders opening today via the Australian Government website, AusTender. The new supercomputer will enable the Bureau to improve the accuracy of forecasts for severe thunderstorm events and tropical cyclones, as well as improved timing and direction of wind changes…

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Cockatoo Island’s dockyard past goes on show at the Shipyard Stories exhibition

Today, Shipyard Stories, a new exhibition about the life and times of the Cockatoo Island Dockyard officially opened at Biloela House on Cockatoo Island. “The new exhibition is an important addition to Sydney’s social history and cultural life,” said Senator Simon Birmingham, Parliamentary Secretary for the Environment. “This initiative by the Sydney Harbour Federation Trust…

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