By Lawrence Yu, JHA Consulting Engineers 4 September 2014: With round one of the Building Resilience to Climate Change program currently open in New South Wales, it is the perfect time for local government to prepare for future extreme heat waves by investigating possible upgrades for their.Read more
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By Wendy Miller, Queensland University of Technology During Queensland’s preparations for Severe Tropical Cyclone Ita, Queensland Premier Campbell Newman advised residents who lived in older houses (those built before 1985) to evacuate their homes as they were not likely to stand up to the storm’s destructive winds. In the event, the damage was largely.Read more
By John Cole, University of Southern QueenslandRead more
We are in the coal business. If you want decent hospitals, schools and police on the beat we all need to understand that. – Queensland Premier Campbell Newman, June 2012.It was a rare moment of unscripted truth in Australian politics, which summed up decades of national policy. The.
A new national initiative, is calling for 20 per cent more green space in urban centres by 2020. The project, 202020 Vision has been launched on 7 Nov 2013, on the same day as a newly released report showing concerns that our urban green spaces are under threat. The.Read more
The City of Melbourne has been certified carbon neutral as part of its undertaking to become one of the world’s most sustainable cities. Environment Portfolio Chair Councillor Arron Wood said certification by Low Carbon Australia against the National Carbon Offset Standard (NCOS) was a solid demonstration of the City of Melbourne’s commitment to a more sustainable.Read more