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Free e-bike offer gets Green Square residents rolling

The City of Sydney is collaborating with Transport for NSW and four providers to give residents in and around Green Square the opportunity to try an e-bike for free under a new active transport initiative. Up to 160 residents will be eligible for a four-week take-home trial of the bikes. Lord Mayor Clover Moore said [...]

EPA guide helps prevent truck fires

The new Preventing Fires-Truck Inspection Manual by the NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) aims to give truck drivers the inspection skills to identify and correct faults that have the potential to cause heavy vehicle fires that could endanger lives, livelihoods, and the environment. EPA’s Director of Environmental Solutions, Karen Marler said the aim of [...]

Dynamic infrastructure AI-enabled asset condition software subject of an award-winning paper

Implemented in 2021 as part of a major overhaul of its asset management processes and programs, Horsham Rural City Council in regional Victoria is the first council in Australia to adopt the ground-breaking DYNAMIC INFRASTRUCTURE asset condition data management system – and the results are impressive, to say the least. As well as highlighting the [...]

Autoliv and POC join forces to reduce cyclist head injuries – a helmet with an integrated airbag

Autoliv, Inc., the worldwide leader in automotive safety systems, and POC, a global leader in snow sports and cycling protection, have joined forces to study and develop bicycle and e-bike helmets equipped with airbag technology to improve head protection and reduce the consequences of an impact. Head injuries alone account for half of the deadly [...]

Are you an experienced tradesperson or industry professional looking to launch your career as a teacher with the NSW Department of Education?

Apply for the 2023 Mid-Career Transition to Teaching Program and share your skills, passion, knowledge and expertise while making a meaningful difference in the lives of students in NSW public schools. If you possess significant industry or teaching experience in mathematics, science or technological and applied studies, you may be eligible to complete a Master of Teaching (Secondary) [...]

Volvo CE starts testing of the world’s first prototype hydrogen articulated hauler

Volvo Construction Equipment (Volvo CE) continues acting on its commitment to drive change towards a net-zero future. Following the completion of a multi-stakeholder research project aimed at breaking new ground in hydrogen technology, the company has started testing the world’s first fuel cell articulated hauler prototype, the Volvo HX04. The results of the project will [...]

Sunsmart streets using recycled rubber last twice as long

Rubber from used tyres acts like sunscreen for roads and halves the rate of sun damage when mixed with bitumen, new research has found. RMIT University engineers collaborated with Tyre Stewardship Australia (TSA) to reveal a bitumen blend that is both UV-resistant and withstands traffic loads, with the potential to save governments millions on road [...]

SNC-Lavalin to provide engineering services for Sydney Harbour Tunnel and Western Harbour Tunnel

SNC-Lavalin, a fully integrated professional services and project management company with offices around the world, has been appointed to deliver engineering services associated with the asset management of Sydney Harbour Tunnel and the city’s new Western Harbour Tunnel. Under a long-term services agreement, SNC-Lavalin will support Ventia, the Asset Management Services provider for both tunnels [...]

ARTC appoints Regionerate Rail consortium for $5 Billion Queensland section of Inland Rail

The Australian Rail Track Corporation (ARTC) has appointed Regionerate Rail – a consortium comprising Plenary Group, Clough, GS Engineering and Construction, Webuild and Service Stream – as preferred bidder for the development of the Gowrie to Kagaru section of Inland Rail, a significant milestone for the part of the project running through the State [...]

New Study reveals growing transport disadvantage for many communities

Many Australians – particularly those with specific/complex needs and the aged - still struggle to get where they need to go, and a new multi-state study highlights the opportunities to get transport access right for our communities. Can technology help? Access to transport is a basic human need that fundamentally impacts everyone’s wellbeing. Community Transport [...]

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