Project Management News from Australia and the World December 6th 2017

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Here at Your Project Manager we consider it our job to keep on top of all that is project management not just here in Queensland and Australia, but also worldwide. Just like others across all walks of life, we have our favourite online project management resources which help us to keep abreast of all the latest news, views, and advances in our sphere of expertise.

In the same way that you and your business use market knowledge to keep ahead of your competition, so it helps us to maintain the leading position of project management advice and on-site training.

Here are just a few of the things that we’ve found of most interest over the last few days and that we feel might be of interest to you, too:

·        Green light for new energy project in South Australia

The grant will help build a $13.9 million solar and battery pilot project at a major distribution centre in Adelaide’s north. The first project of its kind in Australia, it combines solar power and battery technology optimised by a Schneider Electric led microgrid management system integrated with an Advanced Distribution …

·        Tesla Fulfilled Its 100-Day Australia Battery Bet. What’s That Mean …

Will the South Australia project amount to a one-off attention-grabber for Tesla, or a more enduring business strategy? “You cannot have a business model that’s just waiting for these events to occur so you can jump in and be a savior,” said Ravi Manghani, energy storage director at GTM Research. But, he added, “They’ve

·        Australia welcomes Solomons’ commitment to new cable project

Australia’s minister for International Development and the Pacific Concetta Fierravanti-Wells spoke with Koroi Hawkins about the project. … to fund the initial consultation work with PNG and an experienced Australian telecommunications company which has experience in the management of undersea cable projects. So we …

·        Veolia Selected to Deliver the Springvale Mount Piper Power Station …

The project is being funded by a partnership with Australian based infrastructure fund managerInfrastructure Capital Group . Located in Lithgow, New South Wales, the Springvale Mine produces the coal used by the nearby Mount Piper Power Station. The Mount Piper Power Station provides approximately 15% of New …

·        Troon International’s new Australian project

Troon International’s new Australian project Troon International, the leader in upscale golf course management, development and marketing is pleased to announce its latest appointment; to provide full golf course management services to the semi-private Gold Creek Country Club, Canberra, Australia. Utilising Troon and …

·        Three new reports add clarity to Australia’s space sector, a ‘crowded …

In emerging sectors, earth observation data analytics, space traffic management, and small satellite manufacturing are all tipped as potentially profitable growth areas where Australia could compete. The report adds the speculative area of space mining as an additional sector worth considering given Australia’s existing …

·        Australia: Labor victory a ‘death knell for Adani’ coal mine

A near A$1 billion taxpayer-funded loan for a giant Australian coal project proposed by an Indian billionaire appears dead after the Labor Party won a state … He said the issue was now a management issue for prime minister Malcolm Turnbull, who is under pressure from right-wing MPs, some of who continue to call for …

·        AU$8 million project in City of Fremantle to explore blockchain …

The Australian federal government is providing AU$2.57 million in funding for a trial of blockchain-powered distributed energy and water system in the city of Fremantle in Western Australia (WA) This is … Curtin University will be the project lead, with responsibility for technical and administrative project management duties.

·        Why South Australia must, and will, lead world on renewables

It would leave a project half baked, and allow the major generators to continue to extract their oligopoly rents, and consumers to suffer. The Weatherill and Koutsantonis strategy is to embrace new technologies, cheap wind and solar and storage, smart software and smarter management, and put into practice the sort of …

·        The four industries making best use of artificial intelligence

Was this the legal sector’s “Kodak moment”? The event that signalled the beginning of the end: “The people of Darwin can just about take the law into their own hands, with a new legal firm going lawyer-free,” ABC News reported recently. “With a few clicks of a button, a client can enter their details and will then be asked a …

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