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ALGA Weekly eNewsletter – 2017 Issue No. 29
IN THE NEWS

Controversy Rages Over Murray–Darling Basin

An ABC investigation says billions of litres of water purchased by taxpayers to save Australia's inland rivers are instead being harvested by some irrigators to boost cotton-growing, in a policy failure that threatens to undermine the $13 billion Murray-Darling Basin Plan. Read more
A related ABC article alleges that a senior water bureaucrat offered irrigation lobbyists access to confidential government documents. Read more


NZ Climate Package

New Zealand's Climate Change Minister Paula Bennett announced changes to the Emissions Trading Scheme. The proposals introduce auctioning of units, limit participants’ use of international units when the ETS reopens to international carbon markets, develop a different price ceiling to eventually replace the current $25 fixed price option and coordinate decisions on the supply settings in the ETS over a rolling five-year period. Read more.

Volunteers Rescue Creek

Kororoit Creek at Melbourne's Altona North used to be an industrial wasteland of shopping trolleys, car wrecks, builders' rubble and weeds, a playground for motorcycle riders, drug dealers and snakes. A group of volunteers worked to improve the health of the Kororoit Creek and its surrounds in the Brimbank area. Turning things around was hard graft. Rubbish had to be bulldozed and trucked out. What used to be a derelict wasteland is now an urban haven. Read more.


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REGULATORY UPDATES
Have Your Say on Scrap Metal

The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) is inviting the community to have a say on proposed minimum environmental standards for scrap metal facilities. Read more.


Boral Cement Seeks Approval for Geelong Facility

Environment Protection Authority Victoria (EPA) has received a works approval application from Boral Cement Ltd to construct a new clinker (rough part made cement) grinding facility at 37-65 Walchs Road, North Shore, Geelong (Lascelles Wharf).

The applicant proposes to construct equipment and buildings including:

  • An enclosed ball mill and covered store;
  • A clinker unloading and delivery infrastructure (covered belt conveyors);
  • Outdoor product stockpiles; and
  • Several finished product storage and distribution silos at the premises.
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ALGA is now the big 1-0, officially double digits! From humble beginnings, we continue with the same vision of promoting the protection, restoration and management of land and groundwater for the benefit of human health and the broader environment across Australasia. If you haven't already do check out the strategic direction for the next 5 years!

The list of events coming up over the next two weeks throughout Australia & New Zealand are record numbers; this is with much thanks to the branch committees and/or special interest group committees behind the scenes – click here to view but note it is updated almost daily, so bookmark and always come back! My recommendation to everyone interested is to register as early as possible as many of our events are booking out.

Reminder too that should you wish to submit an article for consideration in our August issue of CRONICLE themed "Regional Issues" the editor Sushil is keen to discuss opportunities available – do not hesitate contacting him directly.

As always any suggestions or concerns do not hesitate to contact me directly OR use the "soapbox" button on the website.

Enjoy!

Elisabethe Dank
Chief Executive Officer


ALGA is continually building on its library of resources on the website under the resources – papers tab. However, please note, this is a member benefit only – a password will have been provided in your membership confirmation email. Want to become a member click here for details

This website section includes copies of recordings, Powerpoint presentations and/or event summary reports for ALGA events held – click
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AUGUST 2017
Events listed below shows events scheduled for the current month only. To view our complete events calendar click here All fees indicated are listed excluding GST.
Investigating PFAS in Aquatic Biota – Challenges and Lessons Learnt

Cost: AU$25 (ALGA members) AU$60 everybody else

When: Wednesday, 2 August

Where: Sydney

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Groundwater Management for Infrastructure – Case Studies from International Road, Sewer & Rail Projects, including London Crossrail

Cost*: $500 (ALGA members) $650 everybody else


When: Wednesday, 2 August

Where: Sydney


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Groundwater Management for Infrastructure – Case Studies from International Road, Sewer & Rail Projects, including London Crossrail

Cost: $500* (ALGA members) $650* everybody else

When: Friday, 4 August

Where: Auckland


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*incl of CIRIA C750 e-Book

Contamination and Health Issues from Methamphetamine Contaminated Properties

Cost: AU$25 (ALGA members) AU$60 everybody else

When: Wednesday, 9 August

Where: Newcastle


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The Planning System and Site Contamination: Refining Processes

Cost: AU$25 (ALGA members) AU$60 everybody else

When: Tuesday, 15 August

Where: Adelaide


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Emerging Knowledge & Risks Plus DEHP Update


Cost:
AU$25 (ALGA members) AU$60 everybody else

When: Tuesday, 15 August

Where: Brisbane


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Barangaroo: From Dormant to Developed

Cost: AU$25 (ALGA members) AU$60 everybody else

When: Wednesday, 16 August

Where: Sydney


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Risky Business

Cost: AU$25 (ALGA members) AU$60 everybody else

When: Thursday, 17 August

Where: Wagga Wagga


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