Western Australia Reminded Of Winter Sprinkler Ban 1 June- 31 August 2017

Western Australia Reminded Of Winter Sprinkler Ban 1 June- 31 August 2017

23 May 2017

Western Australia Minister for Water Dave Kelly Don’t Forget To Turn Your Sprinklers Off For Winter Victor P Taffa Winter sprinkler ban in place from June 1 to August 31, 2017 Ban applies to scheme and bore water Sprinkler ban saved 4.8 Billion litres of scheme water in 2016 Water Minister Dave Kelly today reminded […]

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Busselton Water To Remain In Public Hands

Busselton Water To Remain In Public Hands

23 May 2017

Western Australia Minister for Water Dave Kelly Transfer Of Busselton And Dunsborough Water Assets Not To Proceed Victor P Taffa Transfer of water assets would result in increased costs to the State Proposal would require legislative change Water Minister Dave Kelly today announced a proposed transfer of ownership of Dunsborough water and Busselton drainage assets […]

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Palaszczuk Govt Passes New Mine Rehabilitation Laws

Palaszczuk Govt Passes New Mine Rehabilitation Laws

22 May 2017

Queensland Minister for Environment and Heritage Protection Steven Miles Better Mine Rehabilitation For Queensland Victor P Taffa Palaszczuk Government is making sure large mines across the state are properly rehabilitated, protecting the environment and creating more jobs in the resource services industry. Speaking during a visit to Rio Tinto’s Hail Creek coal mine, south-west of […]

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270 Km Murray River-Broken Hill Pipeline Tenders Shortlisted

270 Km Murray River-Broken Hill Pipeline Tenders Shortlisted

21 May 2017

New South Wales Premier Gladys Berejiklian New South Wales Deputy Premier John Barilaro New South Wales Minister for Regional Water Niall Blair Tender Open To Bring Water And Jobs Into Broken Hill Victor P Taffa Broken Hill is one step closer to a secure water future, with short-listed providers today invited to bid for the […]

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Victoria Looks To Find Next Gold Rush With Andrews Govt Grants

Victoria Looks To Find Next Gold Rush With Andrews Govt Grants

20 May 2017

Victoria Minister for Resources Wade Noonan New Grants Target A Gold Rush To Create Jobs Victor P Taffa Hunt for gold in northern central Victoria will accelerate minerals exploration and create jobs as companies take advantage of the Andrews Government’s TARGET grants program. “We have a rich history of gold mining in Victoria, and these […]

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Minister Announces Tennant Creek Mine Safety Work Tender

Minister Announces Tennant Creek Mine Safety Work Tender

18 May 2017

Northern Territory Minister for Primary Industry and Resources Ken Vowles Tennant Creek Historic Mine Safety Work Tender Advertised Victor P Taffa Minister for Resources, Ken Vowles, today announced the advertisement of a public tender for small mining environmental and public safety works to take place in Tennant Creek. Current tender will cover 17 historical mine […]

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Rio Tinto Local Procurement Program Welcomed By Premier

Rio Tinto Local Procurement Program Welcomed By Premier

12 May 2017

Western Australia Premier Mark McGowan Premier Congratulates Rio Tinto On New Local Procurement Program Victor P Taffa Rio Tinto announces new local procurement program making it easier for local businesses to tender for work Positive response following encouragement from McGowan Government McGowan Government is committed to securing more local jobs for Western Australians Premier Mark […]

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New Dam Legislation Passed To Streamline Existing Regulations

New Dam Legislation Passed To Streamline Existing Regulations

09 May 2017

Queensland Minister for Water Supply Mark Bailey Changes Make Queensland Dams Safer Victor P Taffa Protection of Queenslanders located in and around the State’s water storage dams will be further strengthened thanks to the passage of the Water Legislation (Dam Safety) Amendment Bill 2016 in Parliament tonight, with bipartisan support. Minister for Water Supply Mark […]

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Burdekin Falls Dam Holds 4 Times Capacity Of Sydney Harbour And Soon To Expand

Burdekin Falls Dam Holds 4 Times Capacity Of Sydney Harbour And Soon To Expand

30 April 2017

Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk Burdekin Falls Dam Hydro-Electricity To Power North Queensland Victor P Taffa Palaszczuk Government will invest to develop a business case for a hydro-electric power station on the State’s largest dam, Burdekin Falls Dam to secure energy and support jobs for North Queensland. Visiting Townsville today, Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk said the plan […]

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Derwent Valley Water And Sewerage Infrastructure In Need Of Urgent Upgrade

Derwent Valley Water And Sewerage Infrastructure In Need Of Urgent Upgrade

28 April 2017

Tasmania Treasurer Peter Gutwein Government Takeover Will Fix Derwent Valley Water And Sewerage Issues Victor P Taffa Treasurer Peter Gutwein said that the Derwent Valley’s water and sewerage infrastructure isn’t up to scratch. Today we have heard first-hand the impact that Tasmania’s failing water and sewerage infrastructure is having on regional Tasmania. Derwent Valley is […]

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Mt. Lyell Copper Mine To Recommence Operations

Mt. Lyell Copper Mine To Recommence Operations

28 April 2017

Tasmania Premier Will Hodgman Tasmania Minister for Resources Guy Barnett Strong Support For West Coast’s Mining Future Victor P Taffa Tasmanian Government has been the strongest supporter of the Mt. Lyell copper mine and West Coast jobs and today’s $9.5 Million investment is a huge step towards re-starting the mine in Queenstown. State Government’s $9.5 […]

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Rocklea Power Substation Flood Resilience Boosted

Rocklea Power Substation Flood Resilience Boosted

27 April 2017

Queensland Minister for Energy Mark Bailey Substation Upgrade To Boost Flood Resilience Victor P Taffa Powerlink’s Rocklea Substation is undergoing a $21 Million upgrade to boost its flood resilience. Minister for Energy and Member for Yeerongpilly Mark Bailey said the major upgrade was needed after Rocklea Substation experienced major inundation in the 2011 floods. “Contingency […]

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Sandy Creek Receives Funding For Improved Water Quality

Sandy Creek Receives Funding For Improved Water Quality

27 April 2017

Queensland Minister for Environment and Heritage Protection Steven Miles $700,000 Investment To Improve Water Quality In Sandy Creek Victor P Taffa Sandy Creek catchment and local farmers are set to benefit from a new Palaszczuk Government project worth $700,000 over three years. Minister for the Great Barrier Reef Steven Miles said the Mackay Whitsunday project […]

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Hydro In Tasmania Ready For New Era

Hydro In Tasmania Ready For New Era

23 April 2017

Tasmania Minister for Energy Matthew Groom A New Era For Hydro In Tasmania Victor P Taffa Tasmanians are rightly proud of our Hydro. Hydro-industrialisation in Tasmania over the past 100 years has given us low-cost, reliable power. “It has also had an enormously positive impact on our community, especially in the post-war era where it […]

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Second Wave Of Hydro Development To Take Tasmania Forward

Second Wave Of Hydro Development To Take Tasmania Forward

23 April 2017

Tasmania Minister for Energy Matthew Groom Entura To Enjoy Jobs Growth Spurt Off The Back Of Hydro Opportunity Victor P Taffa Minister for Energy Matthew Groom is looking forward to a second-wave of hydro development that will generate enormous benefits to Tasmania. “Importantly this will mean new job opportunities for Tasmania.” Mr. Groom said. At […]

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Northern Territory Govt To Fund Feasibility Study Into Potential Expansion Of LNG

Northern Territory Govt To Fund Feasibility Study Into Potential Expansion Of LNG

19 April 2017

Northern Territory Chief Minister Michael Gunner Feasibility Study Into Second Darwin LNG Train Victor P Taffa Northern Territory Government will contribute $250,000 towards a feasibility study into the potential expansion of ConocoPhillips’ Darwin Liquified Natural Gas (DLNG), which could create thousands of jobs in the Northern Territory. Feasibility study will examine the viability of developing […]

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Weatherill Govt To Build 250 MW Gas Power Plant

Weatherill Govt To Build 250 MW Gas Power Plant

17 April 2017

South Australia Premier Jay Weatherill More Than 30 Expressions Of Interest To Build Government-Owned Power Plant Victor P Taffa State Government has received 31 expressions of interest to build the 250 MW government-owned gas power plant. “In just one month, we’ve completed two separate Expression of Interest processes, and we’ve been encouraged by the strong […]

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Queensland Looks To Tackle Looming East Coast Gas Shortage

Queensland Looks To Tackle Looming East Coast Gas Shortage

16 April 2017

Queensland Minister for Natural Resources and Mines Anthony Lynham Queensland Puts Foot On The Gas With Feds Victor P Taffa Palaszczuk Government has called for the Commonwealth to back a package of initiatives, including new gas pipelines, to tackle the looming east coast gas shortage. Natural Resources and Minister Dr. Anthony Lynham today put a […]

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Queensland Mining Boom Could Just Be Around The Corner With Minerals Discovery

Queensland Mining Boom Could Just Be Around The Corner With Minerals Discovery

16 April 2017

Queensland Minister for Natural Resources and Mines Anthony Lynham Rare Mineral Discovery Offers Fresh Frontier For Queensland Victor P Taffa Geologists have unearthed evidence that suggests Queensland may be sitting on a treasure trove of rare minerals that underpin 21st century technologies that lie undiscovered in the remote North West of the state. Speaking today […]

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99% Power Restored 2 Weeks After Tropical Cyclone Debbie

99% Power Restored 2 Weeks After Tropical Cyclone Debbie

11 April 2017

Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk Two Weeks After Cyclone Debbie-99% Power Restored, 42,000 Aid Grants Paid Victor P Taffa Two weeks after severe Tropical Cyclone Debbie crossed the coast, electricity has been restored to 99% of customers and $16 Million in assistance paid to affected Queenslanders. Visiting the Whitsunday region today, Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk said electricity […]

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