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Australia needs bigger renewable energy network, infrastructure agency says

Australia needs bigger renewable energy network, infrastructure agency says

Infrastructure Australia, the government’s adviser on major projects, says the country needs far more wind, solar and hydro projects to safeguard the nation’s future energy needs.

  • by Shane Wright and Timna Jacks

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Blast plans dumped for final stretch of WestConnex construction

Blast plans dumped for final stretch of WestConnex construction

The contractor tested the use of explosives to excavate parts of the underground M4-M5 Link from Haberfield to St Peters, which would have affected thousands of inner Sydney homes.

  • by Megan Gorrey
‘You’re not forgotten’: NSW Premier tours fire-ravaged South Coast

‘You’re not forgotten’: NSW Premier tours fire-ravaged South Coast

Gladys Berejiklian says the government has not forgotten the hundreds of bushfire survivors still living in caravans, sheds and other temporary accommodation.

  • by Tom Rabe
‘Our kids play school sports nearby’: Locals fear contamination from new tunnel

‘Our kids play school sports nearby’: Locals fear contamination from new tunnel

Community groups are concerned about the environmental impact of a tunnel under Middle Harbour, as the NSW government maintains it will be built according to strict conditions.

  • by Andrew Taylor
Transurban says Maryland-Virginia road win sets up US expansion

Transurban says Maryland-Virginia road win sets up US expansion

Toll road giant Transurban’s ambitious expansion into the US has passed another milestone after it won the rights to develop a $5 billion express lane project connecting Northern Virginia and Maryland.

  • by Patrick Hatch
A road trip at Her Majesty’s pleasure
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A road trip at Her Majesty’s pleasure

Easy peasy, wait for late season peachies.

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Transurban boss says workers will leave companies without flexible hours

Transurban boss says workers will leave companies without flexible hours

The boss of toll road giant Transurban has warned that employers will lose talented staff if they refuse to offer flexible working arrangements after the pandemic passes.

  • by Patrick Hatch
‘Substantial overruns’: Road toll giant pushes back West Gate Tunnel completion date
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‘Substantial overruns’: Road toll giant pushes back West Gate Tunnel completion date

Transurban says the West Gate Tunnel project will no longer be completed by 2023 because of the difficulty of dealing with 3 million tonnes of contaminated soil.

  • by Timna Jacks
A breeze through the trees may become awkward
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A breeze through the trees may become awkward

Changing lightbulbs, moving spaces and other fun and games.

Sunshine and lollipops in the rock star spot
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Sunshine and lollipops in the rock star spot

Striking gold while mining for Aussiewood.

Why e-bikes can succeed where earlier bike-share schemes failed

Why e-bikes can succeed where earlier bike-share schemes failed

Why should Brisbane’s e-bike scheme, proposed late last year by Brisbane City Council, succeed where its predecessors in Brisbane and other Australian cities failed?

  • by Madison Bland, Abraham Leung and Benjamin Kaufman