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Laminated Wood Provides the Architectural and Cultural Highlight of Bunjil Place

Date: 14-Dec-17
Author: David Rowlinson
A multipurpose arts, civic and community facility designed by FJMT for the City of Casey has opened in the outer Melbourne suburb of Narre Warren. The project provides a broad range of spaces for council and community organizations and serves a number of functions. The complex holds a library, 800-seat theatre, gathering and meeting spaces, council offices, an art gallery, a flexible event space and an outdoor plaza.

Wynyard Station's old Wooden Escalators Repurposed Into a Public Artwork

Date: 07-Dec-17
Author: David Rowlinson
A major new work called Interloop has been installed at Wynyard Station on Sydney, which has been created out of more than 50 meters of heritage wooden-stepped escalators that were built for the station in 1931.

Vast new ocean reserve created off coast of Mexico

Date: 07-Dec-17
Author: Laura Chalk
A chain of four volcanic islands in the Pacific Ocean near Mexico, known as the Revillagigedo Archipelago, is home to a brilliantly diverse community of sea life, including dozens of fish species found nowhere else on Earth. The archipelago, which lies 390 kms south west of the Baja California peninsula, is regarded as the 'crown jewel' of Mexico and has been hailed the 'Galapagos of North America'.

Planet Ark Power and Llewellyn Motors launch one of Australia's largest privately owned solar and smart battery rooftop power stations

Date: 06-Dec-17
Author: Josh Cole
Today (December 7) Planet Ark Power launched Australia's largest privately owned solar and smart battery rooftop power station on-site at Llewellyn Motors in Ipswich, Queensland.

Supercharging South Australia with Tesla Powerpacks

Date: 06-Dec-17
Author: Billy Pringle
The world's largest battery system has been completed in South Australia, more than a month ahead of schedule. The 100-megawatt Powerpack system was the subject of a bet made by Tesla CEO Elon Musk back in March of this year, to "get the system installed and working 100 days from contract signature or it is free".

Office paper flung all over the country

Date: 04-Dec-17
Author: Sam Carey
Think paper recycling is a boring task? Not unless you make it that way! This year's Friday File Fling, brought to you by our event sponsor Planet Ark 100% Australian Recycled Paper (Australian Paper), was all about getting rid of those paper files piling up in the office, flinging it into the recycling bin and having fun while you did it. So how much was recycled what did this mean for the environment?

GBCA Gives Brisbane Showgrounds Redevelopment Six Stars

Date: 04-Dec-17
Author: David Rowlinson
The $2.9-billion redevelopment of the Brisbane Showgrounds, which includes 25 King, a cross laminated timber (CLT) tower designed by architects Bates Smart, has received the highest rating for a master planned precinct in Australia, with a 6-Star Green Star Communities v1 certified rating from the Green Building Council of Australia (GBCA).

Australia's largest Residential Timber Building is an Affordable Housing Project

Date: 04-Dec-17
Author: David Rowlinson
An affordable housing development made from cross-laminated timber (CLT) has opened in Campbelltown, making it the largest residential engineered timber building in Australia and the first in NSW, according to community housing provider BlueCHP.

How to fight a festive war on waste at Christmas

Date: 04-Dec-17
Author: Claire Bell
The 12 DOs of Christmas are twelve simple positive actions to reduce festive waste

How to Reduce Spending and Your Eco-Footprint This Christmas

Date: 30-Nov-17
Author: Ryan Collins
With Australians spending over $1,000 at Christmas, some forward planning for meals and presents can lead to big savings for your wallet and eco-footprint.

Plastics inspiration: reasons for hope

Date: 23-Nov-17
Author: Rebecca Gilling
As part of the recent Beyond Plastic Pollution Conference in Sydney, attendees had the option to participate in a one-day Plasticity Sydney Forum, switching the focus from the daunting problems of marine plastic pollution to potential solutions.

Reconnaissance to protect the Great Barrier Reef

Date: 23-Nov-17
Author: Billy Pringle
A group of researchers including the 'Godfather of Coral' has launched a new study that aims to save the Great Barrier Reef from further damage.


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