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$250m for South Australia energy

30 August 2015 In: Adelaide, South Australia, General

A new wind farm project will generate $250 million for the economy of South Australia and deliver clean energy to the capital, Adelaide. That’s the aim of a new joint venture between French company Neoen and the Australian Capital Territory Government that will see a major expansion of the Hornsdale wind farms outside Jamestown, in South Australia’s mid-north Wind power is the fastest growing renewable energy source for electricity generation in Australia and the company…

Workers needed in Australia

16 August 2015 In: Jobs, New South Wales, Victoria, Queensland, Western Australia, South Australia, Tasmania, Technology, General

Around 4,500 new workers are being sought to help the rollout of the National Broadband Network in Australia. Government officials say the workforce for the National Broadband Network must double in order to speed up the rollout and meet deadlines set for completion in 2020. Now moves are underway to attract skilled communications workers and to train workers new to the industry. Malcolm Turnbull, Communications Minister, told reporters: “We’ve got 1,300 jobs in New South…

Property bargains in Adelaide

16 August 2015 In: Property, Adelaide, South Australia, General

House hunters are snapping up properties on the outskirts of Adelaide and saving up to 50% on average prices. Mature suburbs in the city’s west, east and northeast are becoming popular among home-buyers as prices can be up to $200,000 less than Adelaide’s average price of $418,000. Properties in the suburbs of Hilton, in the west of the city, and Glynde in the northeast are currently selling the fastest with an average 32 days on…

Adelaide summit to create jobs

07 August 2015 In: Jobs, Adelaide, South Australia, General

State councilors from across South Australia met in Adelaide today to discuss ways to boost the economy and create more jobs. State councils are aiming to devise a plan of action that will bring forward major infrastructure projects, support S.A. companies and promote regional tourism. Representatives from 36 councils gathered at Adelaide Town Hall to discuss ways in which local government can boost the state economy. Speaking at the ‘Summit on Jobs Growth’, Adelaide Lord…

2,500 shipyard jobs in Adelaide

05 August 2015 In: Jobs, Adelaide, South Australia, General

Government plans to build a new fleet of warships in Australia will create and secure thousands of jobs in Adelaide. Prime Minister Tony Abbott says that up to 2,500 shipbuilding jobs in the city will be safe for “all time” as a result of a $39 billion plan to build a new fleet of warships for the Australian navy. Construction of new Corvette offshore vessels will start in 2018 and building of eight new Frigates…

South Australia call for jobs cash

31 July 2015 In: Jobs, South Australia, General

Local government money should be used to create more jobs in South Australia, industrial experts say. The call has come from Australia’s Civil Contractors Federation whose members provide the major infrastructure projects that have been driving the country’s economy. “The State and the Federal Government are investing in a number of projects in SA, including major road projects. Now we’re calling on local councils now to play their part by bringing forward projects and debt-funding…

Adelaide to test driverless cars

24 July 2015 In: Travel, Adelaide, South Australia, Technology, General

Adelaide will play host to the first on-road trials of driverless cars to be staged in the Southern Hemisphere. Car-maker Volvo will conduct a series of on-road tests in South Australia as part of an international conference on driverless cars to be held in Adelaide. Volvo will use the same vehicle featured in similar tests in Sweden. South Australia legalized the use of driverless cars on its roads earlier this year and the trials are part…

Adelaide aims to be City of Music

19 July 2015 In: Adelaide, South Australia, General

Adelaide aims to be the next UNESCO City of Music in a bid to encourage young musicians and boost tourism in the state. Arts Minister Jack Snelling says Adelaide is a serious candidate to become the next UNESCO City of Music and that the state had the backing of Seville, the first ever world city of music. If successful, Adelaide will join Seville, Bologna, Hamamatsu, Glasgow, Gent, Mannheim, Bogota, Brazzaville and Hannover as recognised cities…

New jobs in Adelaide port plan

18 July 2015 In: Jobs, Adelaide, South Australia, General

Thousands of new jobs will be created in Adelaide, Australia as a result of a planned massive re-development of the city’s historic harbour. The Port Adelaide town centre and waterfront, 14km northwest of the CBD, is being targeted for major re-development in a 20 year plan to transform the former shipping and industrial harbour area into a new urban and commercial centre. The proposed Port Adelaide Precinct Plan is set to generate at least 1500…

Australia declares war on wild cats

17 July 2015 In: Western Australia, Northern Territory, South Australia, General

The government in Australia has approved a plan for a massive cull of wild cats in a bid to protect scores of endangered native plants and animals. More than two million feral cats will be targeted in an attempt to create new safe havens for native animals and improve the chances of survival of 20 mammal, 20 bird and 30 plant species that are at risk of extinction. Greg Hunt, the Federal environment minister, unveiled…

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