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Govts work together to fund Paradise Dam rebuild in Queensland, Australia
26 October, 2022
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Aqura delivers wireless connectivity for Sunwater
Tuesday, October 18, 2022 by Technology and telecommunications infrastructure specialist Aqura has unveiled a wireless network design at Burdekin Falls Dam in North Queensland, Australia.

Raising Warragamba dam declared a critical project for NSW
Friday, October 07, 2022 by The New South Wales (NSW) government in Australia has declared plans to raise the Warragamba Dam wall by 14m as Critical State Significant Infrastructure (CSSI), stating that it is...

NSW govt scraps plans for Mole River Dam
Friday, June 10, 2022 by Proposals to build a new dam on the Mole River near Tenterfield in New South Wales, Australia, have been scrapped, Minister for Lands and Water Kevin Anderson has confirmed in a statement.

SMEC to deliver concept design for Mount Bold dam upgrade
Wednesday, December 15, 2021 by Australian utility SA Water has tasked SMEC to deliver the concept design for important upgrades to Mount Bold Dam – the largest dam in South Australia – enabling the structure to...

Regional dams ready for rain event says WaterNSW
Friday, December 10, 2021 by WaterNSW regional dams are preparing to capture the next increase in inflows, with almost all storages across key sites reduced in anticipation of the forecast rain even, the New...

Hydro key to Australia’s net-zero future says report
Thursday, November 18, 2021 by Hydropower is poised to play an integral role in supporting the integration of increased wind and solar generation in the National Electricity Market in Australia, a new report from...

Lake Grace dam in Australia recognised for historical and scientific values
Friday, November 05, 2021 by The first experimental roaded catchment dam in Western Australia has been added to the Register of Heritage Places, acknowledging the structure’s scientific value.

Rezatec’s Geospatial AI monitoring expanded to Chichester Dam
Tuesday, June 22, 2021 by Australian state-owned corporation Hunter Water is working alongside partner Detection Services to expand Rezatec’s Dam Monitoring service across Chichester Dam in New South Wales,...

Andritz to equip Kidston pumped storage plant
Thursday, April 29, 2021 by Andritz has received an order from EPC contractors McConnell Dowell and John Holland to supply the electro-mechanical equipment for Genex Power’s 250MW Kidston pumped storage plant...

Essential upgrades start on Tasmanian dam
Wednesday, April 07, 2021 by Essential infrastructure upgrades have begun at the Upper Reservoir Dam in the Waterworks Reserve, Tasmania-based water utility TasWater has announced.

Genex finalises connection agreement with Powerlink for pumped storage project
Tuesday, March 23, 2021 by Genex Power Limited has finalised its negotiations with Powerlink Queensland with regards to connection arrangements for the 250MW Kidston pumped sorage hydro project (K2-Hydro).

WaterNSW investigating replacement of damaged Gin Gin weir
Monday, March 01, 2021 by WaterNSW is continuing its works to investigate replacing the existing, century-old Gin Gin weir with a 21st century, more environmentally suitable structure.

Genex gives update on investment decisions for Kidston pumped storage project
Tuesday, December 22, 2020 by The Northern Australia Infrastructure Facility (NAIF) is to provide a long-term concessional loan valued at up to $610 million to finance the 250MW Kidston Pumped Storage Hydro Project...

Hydro Tasmania selects Lake Cethana as first pumped hydro project
Tuesday, December 15, 2020 by Hydro Tasmania has announced that it has selected Lake Cethana as its preferred pumped hydro site, with the project now set to progress to final feasibility stage.

Eco Wave Power collaborates with Meridian Energy Australia for wave power development
Friday, December 11, 2020 by Eco Wave Power has signed a collaboration agreement with Meridian Energy Australia (MEA) that will see the firms jointly investigate the development of commercial wave energy...

Federal Govt gives greenlight to Snowy 2.0 main works construction
Tuesday, September 01, 2020 by A major project to expand the Snowy hydroelectric scheme in Australia has hit another milestone with the Federal Government giving approval for the project’s main works construction to...

Voith and Snowy Hydro collaborate to create smart hydropower plant
Monday, August 17, 2020 by Snowy Hydro’s Murray 1 power station in Australia is to be digitally transformed with the installation of OnCare.Acoustic and Digital Health Assessments from Voith.

Sunwater offers digital open days for dams
Friday, July 24, 2020 by Australian utility Sunwater is offering people the chance to find out about some of the most important dams in state of Queensland through a unique Augmented Reality (AR) experience.

Genex gives update on Kidston pumped storage plant
Wednesday, July 01, 2020 by Genex Power Limited has announced it is targeting financial close for the 250MW Kidston pumped storage project in the next three months, with Northern Australia Infrastructure...

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