Monday, 25 October 2021

TRANSPORT / ECONOMICS / CITIES

The Grattan Institute issued 'The Grattan car plan: practical policies for cleaner transport and better cities'. [Full Text]

The Grattan Institute said that Australia needs to switch to electric cars to cut carbon emissions, but we also need to ensure we don't become more dependent on cars as we emerge from the COVID pandemic. [Full Text]

The Federal Government launched a dashboard of freight and supply chain performance on road and rail networks. [Full Text]

SUSTAINABILITY / INFRASTRUCTURE / SOCIAL PLANNING AND POLICY

The World Resources Institute issued 'Seven Transformations for More Equitable and Sustainable Cities'. [Full Text]

The World Green Building Council issued 'Beyond Buildings: Why an integrated approach to buildings and infrastructure is essential for climate action and sustainability'. [Full Text]

The Infrastructure Sustainability Council issued its Annual Impact Report. [Full Text]

CLIMATE

The Federal Government released a pilot framework to support Australian companies to publicly report on progress towards their voluntarily-adopted emissions reduction targets. [Full Text]

ENVIRONMENT / INTERNATIONAL

The UK-based Ellen MacArthur Foundation issued 'The Nature Imperative: How the circular economy can help tackle biodiversity loss'. [Full Text]

Staff from WSP discussed how offsets will be an essential part of the fight against biodiversity loss. [Full Text]

ENERGY

Energy Networks Australia issued 'Taking the heat out of hydrogen myths'. [Full Text]

EMPLOYMENT

PwC issued 'What workers want: Winning the war for talent'. [Full Text]

Swinburne University of Technology published a report on the influence of workplace learning and collaboration on enabling innovation in workplaces. [Full Text]

TECHNOLOGY

Reset Australia issued 'Facebook Versus Democracy: Is Australia's Election Under Threat?' [Full Text]

Deloitte issued its annual Global Marketing Trends report. [Full Text]

NEW SOUTH WALES / CORONAVIRUS / ECONOMICS

The NSW Government released a COVID-19 Economic Recovery Strategy. [Full Text]

Barton Deakin issued a brief on the NSW Economic Recovery Strategy. [Full Text]

NEW SOUTH WALES / HOUSING AND PROPERTY / PLANNING

The Property Council welcomed the Strategy but said that to have an enduring and effective recovery we need further reform to drive a housing-led recovery. [Full Text]

NEW SOUTH WALES / EDUCATION / INNOVATION

The University of Sydney announced an Innovation Partnership with the NSW Government, focused on commercialising research, accelerating priority industries and developing innovation precincts. [Full Text]

NEW SOUTH WALES / TRANSPORT

The Logistics Council called on the NSW Government to re-double its efforts to boost the freight capacity of Sydney's metropolitan rail network. [Full Text]

NEW SOUTH WALES / TRANSPORT / ENERGY / SUSTAINABILITY

Minister Taylor announced $29 million to establish Australia's first fully-integrated electric bus depot at Leichhardt, to support 40 new electric buses to be deployed across Sydney. [Full Text]

Minister Stokes announced that NSW's heavy rail network is the first in the country to transition to 100 per cent net zero emissions. [Full Text]

NEW SOUTH WALES / EDUCATION / ENERGY / SUSTAINABILITY

Tenders have been released for the design and delivery of the $20 million Schools Renewable Energy Infrastructure Pilot Project in NSW. [Full Text]

NEW SOUTH WALES / TOURISM / INFRASTRUCTURE

The NSW Government welcomed a $30 million contribution towards Powerhouse Parramatta, including $10 million from Western Sydney University. [Full Text]

NEW SOUTH WALES / INDIGENOUS

Minister Tudehope announced that there has been an 89 per cent increase in the NSW Government's direct spend with Aboriginal businesses in the past financial year. [Full Text]

NEW SOUTH WALES / HERITAGE

The report from a review of the NSW Heritage Act has been tabled. [Full Text]

NEW SOUTH WALES / EVENTS / PLANNING

Professor Bill Randolph of UNSW will discuss 'How long does it take to develop a block of flats in Sydney: The impact of planning', in an online seminar this Friday. [Full Text]

VICTORIA / WATER

The Victorian Government announced $14 million for Integrated Water Management grants. [Full Text]

VICTORIA / SUSTAINABILITY

Sustainability Victoria released a draft organisational strategy. [Full Text]

VICTORIA / BUSHFIRE / LOCAL GOVERNMENT

The Municipal Association of Victoria said that engagement with councils on emergency management is vital. [Full Text]

QUEENSLAND / PLANNING / INFRASTRUCTURE

The Planning Institute made a submission on Queensland's Draft State Infrastructure Strategy. [Full Text]

SOUTH AUSTRALIA / DESIGN / TRANSPORT / INFRASTRUCTURE

The final design of tunnels and elevated ramps has been released for the intersection between South Road and Anzac Highway in Adelaide, as part of the Torrens to Darlington road project. [Full Text]

WESTERN AUSTRALIA / INDIGENOUS / EMPLOYMENT / INFRASTRUCTURE

The WA Government announced new business and employment targets for Aboriginal people on major transport infrastructure projects. [Full Text]

WESTERN AUSTRALIA / TRANSPORT / SUSTAINABILITY / ENERGY

The WA Government called for expression of interest for its Hydrogen-Fuelled Transport Program. [Full Text]

WESTERN AUSTRALIA / AWARDS / HERITAGE

Finalists for the WA Heritage Awards have been announced. [Full Text]