Tuesday, 26 April 2022

SUSTAINABILITY / DESIGN

The Institute of Architects called for all political parties to commit to greater investment in carbon-reduction initiatives to accelerate Australia's transition to a net-zero economy. [Full Text]

CLIMATE / ENVIRONMENT

Researchers from Australian National University announced research showing that logging amplified the severity of bushfires during the 2019-2020 'Black Summer'. [Full Text]

CIRCULAR ECONOMY / LOCAL GOVERNMENT

Local Government NSW called for greater funding and support from the Federal Government to assist councils to reduce waste sent to landfill and transition to a circular economy. [Full Text]

TRANSPORT / ENERGY / SUSTAINABILITY

WSP issued 'Beneficial Transportation: How Vehicle-Grid Integration Makes Fleet Electrification a Win-Win'. [Full Text]

DEFENCE

The PM announced $428 million to upgrade defence airbases in WA, NSW and Queensland. [Full Text]

TECHNOLOGY

The PM announced $28 million for 66 mobile blackspot projects in outer urban and urban fringe areas. [Full Text]

NOT FOR PROFIT

Shadow Minister Leigh committed to develop a blueprint for the charities sector. [Full Text]

ELECTION

The Parliamentary Library issued 'Preferences in Australian federal elections: A quick guide'. [Full Text]

AWARDS / INFRASTRUCTURE

Infrastructure Partnerships Australia announced the finalists for the National Infrastructure Awards. [Full Text]

EVENTS / ENERGY / RESOURCES

The Grattan Institute will host a webinar on the future for gas in Australia, on Wednesday at 12pm AEST. [Full Text]

EVENTS / SMART CITIES / LOCAL GOVERNMENT / TECHNOLOGY

The Smart Urban Futures Conference will be held in Melbourne and online on 4-5 May. [Full Text]

NEW SOUTH WALES / PLANNING / INDIGENOUS

A draft rezoning is on exhibition for the development of up to 600 homes and the protection of 21-hectares of bushland at Lake Munmorah on the Central Coast, put forward by the Darkinjung Local Aboriginal Land Council. [Full Text]

NEW SOUTH WALES / PUBLIC SPACE

The NSW Government announced the 28 councils and 32 projects that will be funded under the Greener Neighbourhoods program, supporting councils to develop or update their strategic urban forest plans. [Full Text]

NEW SOUTH WALES / ENVIRONMENT

The Nature Conservation Council said the NSW Government has rubber-stamped the clearing of more than 1,000 square kilometres of native vegetation in the past four years to expand pastureland. [Full Text]

NORTHERN TERRITORY / ENVIRONMENT

The NT Government released a draft 30-year master plan for the management the Territory's 85 parks and reserves. [Full Text]

VICTORIA / EMPLOYMENT / RURAL AND REGIONAL / POPULATION

Infrastructure Victoria published video from its recent webinar, 'The great tree/sea change - what does it mean for where people choose to work and live? And does it matter?' [Full Text]

QUEENSLAND / GENERAL

A report has been tabled from a review of culture and accountability in the Queensland public sector. [Full Text]

WESTERN AUSTRALIA / EMPLOYMENT

The Committee for Perth published a paper on skills usage and transferability opportunities for graduates. [Full Text]