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ISSUE 58 - MARCH 2019
EcoForum 2019 - Call For Abstracts Released

in the news
  • Drilling Underway To Shape Airport Link
  • Rs 5,000 Crore (Approx. $50 Million) Set Aside to Remediate Dump Yards in India
  • Christchurch Meth Tenants to Pay Landlords
  • NSW Court Rules Against Mine
Bridging the Gap: R&D to Industry Application

Featured Article - Tellus Holding’s First Mover Advantage


in the news
  • MDBA Releases Fish Death Interim Report
Hume Coal, Berrima Rail Projects Grilled at Independent Planning Commission Public Hearing

in the news
  • Planning NSW Compliance 
  • Qld Recycling Report Calls for Urgent Action
  • Australian Paper complete feasibility study for EfW project
  • Sydney WestConnex work disturbs asbestos
PFAS NEMP 2.0 - Consultation on Draft of the PFAS National Environmental Management Plan

Wastes, Sediments and Contaminated Soils - Preparation of Leachates - Zero Headspace Procedure

Industry Training & Education Position Paper - updated

Poke The Bear
in the news*
Drilling Underway To Shape Airport Link

Soil testing to help inform the detailed Business Case for Melbourne Airport Rail Link has begun as preliminary planning works ramp up... more

Rs 5,000 Crore (Approx. $50 Million) Set Aside to Remediate Dump Yards in India

Solid waste management (SWM) projects to reclaim and remediation Perungudi and Kodungaiyur dump yards, and construct waste-to-energy.. more



Christchurch Meth Tenants to Pay Landlords

A Christchurch tenant who made off with a stained glass window and smoked methamphetamine in her flat has been ordered to pay almost $12,000 to her landlord.... more

NSW Court Rules Against Mine

The New South Wales Land and Environment Court has upheld a State Government ban on the Rocky Hill open cut coal mine in the Hunter Valley... more


featured article
Bridging the Gap: R&D to Industry Application

There is currently a big gap between academia and industry. It’s important for us to bridge this gap to drive the development of best technologies and methods, and improve outcomes for consultants and their clients.
Academia is all about trial and error, but for industry, the choice of technologies and processes is driven by ‘outcomes’ and ‘money’, which often leaves consultants and clients ignoring innovation in favour of ‘safe options’.
Newer, less well known technologies – such as XFR – have many benefits allowing for efficiency, dynamic and rapid decision making and lower costs. While these technologies may not be as well tested, they can provide many benefits, particularly for in-situ field investigations and remediation planning... more

Tellus Holding’s First Mover Advantage

Tellus Holdings Managing Director Duncan van der Merwe outlines the company’s plans for Australia’s first commercial geological hazardous waste repository. Gaining a first-mover advantage on a novel Australian commercial waste facility is no easy task. Entering an untapped market often means exploring new environmental and compliance controls...more.

in the news*

MDBA Releases Fish Death Interim Report


The Murray-Darling Basin Authority has released its interim report into the mass fish kills over the summer, finding that climate change was likely one of the major contributing factors to the three mass deaths.

The report follows an investigation by a team from the Australian Academy of Sciences, which concluded that ongoing inaction by the NSW state government threatens the viability of the entire ecosystem.

Chair of the expert panel, ANU Professor Craig Moritz FAA, said the sight of millions of dead fish from the three fish kills was a wake-up call.

“To me, it was like the coral bleaching event for the mainland,” Professor Moritz said. ... more

featured article
Hume Coal, Berrima Rail Projects Grilled at Independent Planning Commission Public Hearing


Plans for a new coal mine in the New South Wales Southern Highlands have received a roasting at a public hearing organised by the state's Independent Planning Commission (IPC).

The 40-plus speakers that lined up for the two-day hearing in Moss Vale read like a who's who of community, environmental, and even local business groups, ready to reject the claimed benefits of the mine. The Hume Coal Project and associated Berrima Rail Project are facing additional scrutiny due to ... more

in the news*

Planning NSW Compliance 

Australian Sustainable Business Group has flagged increasing creep of Department of Planning and Environment’s encroachment into day-to-day operational issues... more

Queensland Recycling Report
Calls for Urgent Action

Waste generation has topped 10 million tonnes in Queensland for the first time, with a new report calling for urgent action on the ailing system.... more


Australian Paper Complete feasibility Study for EfW Project

According to a report on ABC News, Australian Paper said it will proceed with its plan to use kerbside rubbish to help power its Maryvale paper mill after completing the project’s feasibility study. ... more

Sydney WestConnex Work Disturbs Asbestos

Residents in Sydney's inner west fear they may have inhaled the asbestos found at a WestConnex construction site after workers started demolition for the M4-M5 link... more






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