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by mattblack
Wed Apr 24, 2024 11:11 am
Forum: The Pub
Topic: The Housing Crisis
Replies: 77
Views: 4194

Re: The Housing Crisis

Not a short term solution considering how long the master planning and approvals take, especially on greenfield sites however may equate to easing of supply over the long term. SA Leads the Nation in Housing Scorecard Release date: 24/04/24 The Malinauskas Labor Government’s concerted efforts to add...
by mattblack
Wed Apr 24, 2024 11:00 am
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Electricity Infrastructure
Replies: 1602
Views: 381327

Re: News & Discussion: Electricity Infrastructure

SA records nation’s biggest fall in power prices Release date: 23/04/24 South Australia has recorded the biggest price drops for wholesale electricity and gas in the nation, a new report by the Australian Energy Market Operator shows. The falls indicate that the global gas price shocks are easing, ...
by mattblack
Wed Apr 24, 2024 10:56 am
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Electricity Infrastructure
Replies: 1602
Views: 381327

Re: News & Discussion: Electricity Infrastructure

Nationals threaten to tear up wind and solar contracts as nuclear misinformation swings polls NUCLEAR POLICY & PLANNING SOLAR WIND National leader David Littleproud has threatened to tear up contracts for wind and solar farm developments, in the latest broadside against large scale renewable en...
by mattblack
Mon Apr 22, 2024 10:14 am
Forum: The Pub
Topic: SA Economy
Replies: 862
Views: 231948

Re: SA Economy

The CommSec State of the States report has been released for the March '24 quarter. S.A has retained its number 1 ranking, topping 4 of the 8 categories. We ranked fifth for population growth at 1.68%. Just mind-blowing that W.A's population has grown by 3.33%. Click on the link to see in more deta...
by mattblack
Mon Apr 22, 2024 9:59 am
Forum: General Development Discussions
Topic: #Official Defence Thread
Replies: 422
Views: 273127

Re: #Official Defence Thread

P-8A upgrade contract to see new South Australian jobs take flight Boeing Defence Australia has been awarded a $139.5 million contract to upgrade the Royal Australian Air Force’s (RAAF) fleet of P-8A Poseidon aircraft, which will create a myriad of new jobs in South Australia. Fifty new highly skil...
by mattblack
Mon Apr 22, 2024 9:57 am
Forum: General Development Discussions
Topic: #Official Defence Thread
Replies: 422
Views: 273127

Re: #Official Defence Thread

Aero skills focus to boost South Australian technical college to new heights The Heights Technical College in Adelaide will add aero skills specialisation to its list of key pathways for students when it first opens its doors in 2026. The announcement paves the way for students in years 10 to 12 to...
by mattblack
Wed Apr 17, 2024 8:40 am
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Electricity Infrastructure
Replies: 1602
Views: 381327

Re: News & Discussion: Electricity Infrastructure

Bugger it, block list it is. You'll feel alot better for it Nort, guaranteed. Not dealing with inane baseless thought bubbles are tiresome and frustrating and nearly impossible to counter is great especially because you can't argue on facts with some. Enjoy the peace and quiet and logical discussio...
by mattblack
Tue Apr 16, 2024 1:03 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Electricity Infrastructure
Replies: 1602
Views: 381327

Re: News & Discussion: Electricity Infrastructure

Engineering contracts signed for Australia’s biggest concentrated solar plant Apr 15, 2024 Australian renewable energy and storage company Vast Renewables has signed key engineering contracts for the development of its 30MW/288MWh VS1 concentrated solar power (CSP) plant in Port Augusta, South Aust...
by mattblack
Sat Apr 13, 2024 11:04 am
Forum: General Development Discussions
Topic: #Official Defence Thread
Replies: 422
Views: 273127

Re: #Official Defence Thread

Global Defence Company Accelerates Adelaide Headquarters Kongsberg Defence Australia has increased its commitment to South Australia’s burgeoning defence industry by fast-tracking development of its $25 million Australian manufacturing headquarters at Technology Park in Mawson Lakes. Development of...
by mattblack
Fri Apr 05, 2024 12:41 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Electricity Infrastructure
Replies: 1602
Views: 381327

Re: News & Discussion: Electricity Infrastructure

Generation starts at what will be South Australia’s biggest wind farm goyder south wind farm neoen south australia RENEWABLES WIND Limited production has begun from the first stage of the 412 megawatt (MW) Goyder South wind project, which is destined to be the biggest wind farm in South Australia w...
by mattblack
Thu Apr 04, 2024 7:55 pm
Forum: Regional Development
Topic: Whyalla | Developments & News
Replies: 99
Views: 121140

Re: Whyalla | Developments & News

Renewed calls for federal funding to help save Whyalla Airport ABC North and West SA / By Arj Ganesan Roughly 1,500 people used to fly in and out of Whyalla weekly.(ABC Eyre Peninsula: Jodie Hamilton) In short: Whyalla City Council is renewing calls for federal support to help improve the viability...
by mattblack
Mon Apr 01, 2024 7:35 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Electricity Infrastructure
Replies: 1602
Views: 381327

Re: News & Discussion: Electricity Infrastructure

Additionally, as part of the national grid, when power gets exported/imported who gets paid?? Is there a windfall for state govt seeing we fund the infrastructure?? The buyer pays the wholesale cost of the elcetrcity......buyer pays electricity generator. The buyer pays the cost of transmission alo...
by mattblack
Mon Apr 01, 2024 11:46 am
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Electricity Infrastructure
Replies: 1602
Views: 381327

Re: News & Discussion: Electricity Infrastructure

Using the boffins brains on this forum, can someone please explain why you u can't transport electricity with fibre optic cables?? I understand that they are not conductive so you would need to transfer electricity into light and then have receptors or converters at the other end (like solar panels...
by mattblack
Sun Mar 31, 2024 7:33 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Electricity Infrastructure
Replies: 1602
Views: 381327

Re: News & Discussion: Electricity Infrastructure

Additionally, as part of the national grid, when power gets exported/imported who gets paid?? Is there a windfall for state govt seeing we fund the infrastructure??
by mattblack
Sun Mar 31, 2024 7:27 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Electricity Infrastructure
Replies: 1602
Views: 381327

Re: News & Discussion: Electricity Infrastructure

Using the boffins brains on this forum, can someone please explain why you u can't transport electricity with fibre optic cables?? I understand that they are not conductive so you would need to transfer electricity into light and then have receptors or converters at the other end (like solar panels)...