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24 January 2019

New issue of Utility magazine out now

The February 2019 issue of Utility magazine is now online.

The latest issue looks at reading between the lines of large-scale data; building a culture of security resilience; harnessing solar energy to create clean fuels; women in STEM and much more!

Read the digital edition here

New National Hydrogen Plan commitment

The Labor Party has announced that it will commit to establishing a National Hydrogen Plan, supporting hydrogen as the fuel of choice in the future.

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$500 million available for water infrastructure

A share of $500 million worth of water infrastructure projects is available to state and territory governments, which are being urged to apply for funding and undertake infrastructure upgrades in regional communities.
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Is your 2019 marketing strategy sorted?

January is the time for setting (and often breaking) resolutions. While it’s great to set goals about your health, finances and life in general, don’t neglect your business marketing goals. Have you got them sorted?

It’s often quiet for businesses at the moment, which makes it the perfect time to do some planning. How is your 2019 going to look? If you don’t have a strategy in place for your marketing, you’re already making life difficult for yourself.

You should be thinking about things like digital options, content marketing, your website, social media and your newsletter. It’s enough to make your head spin!

Monkey Media (the creator of Utility) put together a white paper that will make your content marketing strategy creation easy.

Download the white paper here
If you need help with anything else, you can get in touch here

Why inspecting your tyres is wheely important

Tyres are an important safety component of any wheeled machine, however, their condition is often overlooked. Because tyres are the only contact your vehicle or machine has with the surface it’s operating on, they need to respond accurately to steering commands and cope with the stress associated with braking, cornering and accelerating. Here are some important things to consider when inspecting tyre condition.

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nbn Co joins global networking body

nbn Co announced that it is the first commercial Australian network operator to become a member of the global Open Networking Foundation (ONF).

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Safety and productivity drive vacuum excavation solutions

As the civil and construction sector takes on more complex and technically challenging work, Australian contractors are demanding equipment that can deliver on the needs of their increasingly intricate projects. Sequentia Services has heard the industry’s calls for excavation equipment that can perform in tight spaces and hazardous conditions, and — with the help of several new acquisitions — are ready to meet them.

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Be recognised as a digital leader: awards submissions due now

The Digital Utility Awards are a unique celebration of the people, projects and organisations at the forefront of digital transformation.

This is your last chance to nominate an outstanding project, individual or organisation in any of the six award categories: Digital Utility of the Year - Energy, Digital Utility of the Year - Water, Utility Innovator of the Year, Young Digital Leader of the Year, Best Use of New Technology and Best Customer Innovation.

There’s still time to make your mark. Entries close Friday 25 January.

Enter now

Modernisation on the horizon for Water Supply Scheme

The Nogoa Mackenzie Water Supply Scheme in Central Queensland will soon undergo major change with the Federal Government’s approval of funding for modernisation works. Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Development, Michael McCormack, said the major infrastructure project will deliver more reliable water, improved agricultural production and stronger regional communities in Central Queensland.


Unitywater requests restrictions

Unitywater has requested that customers in Marcoola, Yaroomba, Mount Coolum, Coolum and Peregian Springs limit their water use to essential indoor activities such as washing and basic house cleaning.

New water supply for Orroroo >>
Improved outcomes for SA Water customers >>
Increased water usage leads to discolouration >>

Improved outcomes from new wastewater infrastructure

The Northern Territory’s largest wastewater treatment plant is already seeing improved environmental outcomes following the construction of new infrastructure and use of new technology at the site in late 2018.


Contract extension for oil and gas sector

UGL, a CIMIC Group company, will supply maintenance and turnaround services for its customers in the oil and gas sector, having secured contract extensions.


Responding to the threat of disruption

A recent Deloitte Insights report examining the landscape and hurdles to innovation for the energy sector revealed that retail providers are not responding to the threat of disruption with enough urgency.


Solar package boosting installation rates

The launch of the Labor Government’s Solar Homes package in August 2018 has seen almost 7000 Victorian homes install rooftop solar panels, equalling over $3.4 million in rebates.

Planning for the impact of extreme weather >>
Heightening inspection methods for power assets >>
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