Focus On... Environmental management

  • Smarter water management
    Wollondilly Shire, New South Wales, contains most of Sydney’s drinking water catchment and is rich in natural heritage, including unspoiled creeks and rivers.
  • Time for Nature in the city*
  • Microgrid for the Daintree gains support
    A microgrid using solar power and hydrogen technology to provide clean and reliable energy north of the Daintree River has received support from the Douglas Shire Council, Queensland.
  • A cleaner energy future
    A community group has been created in Yea, Victoria, to focus on energy efficient solutions for the town, with a goal of 100 percent renewable energy by 2030.
  • Waste to Energy facility takes shape
    City of Gosnells is one of eight local governments in Perth’s south keeping a close watch on development of Australia’s first Waste to Energy (WtE) facility.
  • Making the Switch in record time
    City of Palmerston, Northern Territory, is kicking energy efficiency goals after completing its Making the Switch program 12 months ahead of schedule.
  • Cutting edge organics recycling facility
    City of Newcastle, New South Wales, has awarded a contract for an advanced organics recycling facility as part of a 25 year commitment to revolutionise food and garden waste treatment.
  • Domestic remanufacturing poised to flourish*
    As the Australian economy seeks to bounce back from COVID-19, attention is turning to the role of Australia’s manufacturing sector.
  • Waterwise gold rating
    Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale, Western Australia, has been recognised as a 2020 Gold Waterwise Council for its commitment to water conservation and supporting water wise communities.
  • Saving a slice of history
    The red cliffs that literally gave the Redcliffe Peninsula, Queensland, its name have been saved from coastal erosion thanks to an ingenious design conceived by a team that usually works beneath the surface.
  • Sports field renovation is for the long term*
    The concept of renovating a sports field or oval can be daunting – where to start, who to speak to.
  • Solar power charged wastewater treatment plant
    Goulburn Mulwaree Council, New South Wales, is working to supply its own green energy, and will soon install solar panels at the Wastewater Treatment Plant.
  • Planning for future open spaces
    The small Tasmanian town of Perth, located in Northern Midlands just 20 km south of Launceston, is set to take off.
  • Experts in vegetation management*
    PowerClear based in South East Queensland, is committed to delivering excellence to clients within the arboricultural and tree planting services industry.
  • Going green through innovative scheme
    A small business in the Victorian town of Warrnambool is adding major sustainability upgrades to its buildings with a little help from Council and a new incentive scheme.
  • Coastal recreational walk
    Ballina Shire Council, New South Wales, has begun works to upgrade a three km section of the Coastal Recreational Walk from Sharpes Beach to Pat Morton.
  • Safe, permeable and efficient erosion control mats*
    Australian Concrete Mats (ACM) is the quick and easy, cost-efficient, sustainable solution for severe and minor erosion issues on small to large scale projects.
  • Solar power upgrade
    Shire of Exmouth, Western Australia, has partnered with the Minderoo Foundation and the Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development (DPIRD) to establish the Ningaloo Centre as a more sustainable facility with annual savings in excess of $180,000 per annum.
  • New Eureka offers contemporary modular design*
    Landmark Products, Australia’s leading provider of pre-fabricated restrooms, is excited to launch the new modular ‘Eureka series’, incorporating more than 30 years’ experience in designing and manufacturing restrooms – specifically for Australia’s diverse environment.
  • Community collaborates on coastal restoration
    Over the past two years Shire of Esperance, in collaboration with South Coast Natural Resource Management (SCNRM), the Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions (DBCA), and Esperance Tjaltjraak Native Title Aboriginal Corporation (ETNTAC), has been working hard to rehabilitate degraded coastal sites in and around the south east region of Western Australia.
  • Minimum recycled content needed for export ban success*
    As the federal and state governments move towards a welcome ban on the export of waste tyres, including whole baled tyres, the opportunities for industry to work together with governments and the community to increase the domestic use of recycled tyre products is huge.
  • Recycling programs save
    Advances at the award-winning Greater Toowoomba Waste Management Facility, Queensland, have given residents and businesses more opportunities to recycle household electrical and electronic items, plus bulky polystyrene packaging.