Tag Archives: Australia

Alstom completes delivery of eight X’trapolis trains for Melbourne

Metro001Alstom has delivered the last batch of eight X’Trapolis trainsets to Australia’s Public Transport Victoria (PTV) for the Melbourne suburban train network ahead of the schedule. Continue reading Alstom completes delivery of eight X’trapolis trains for Melbourne

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Adelaide airport to tap solar power with new rooftop system

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Adelaide airport is developing Australia’s largest airport rooftop solar installation on its car parking area, to reduce its energy consumption and carbon emissions by 10%. The solar system, which will be built by Solgen Energy, will be ten times larger than the existing farm at the airport, and will increase the total solar rooftop solar capacity to 1.28MW. Continue reading Adelaide airport to tap solar power with new rooftop system

Perth Airport to open new terminal in November

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Perth Airport in Western Australia will open its new Terminal 1 (T1) Domestic Pier on 22 November, as part of an A$1bn redevelopment programme. Virgin Australia will operate from the terminal, enabling its customers to shift between regional, interstate and international services from a single location. Continue reading Perth Airport to open new terminal in November

Australia to launch national facial recognition database in 2016

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Australia’s Attorney-General’s department has revealed that the government plans to deploy a national system for law enforcement agencies to share citizens’ facial images by mid-2016. The national facial recognition database will link faces recorded on passports, visas and driver’s licences, with officials saying it will help tackle organised crime. Continue reading Australia to launch national facial recognition database in 2016

Victorian Government to upgrade Murray Basin rail network in Australia

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Australia’s Victorian Government has unveiled plans to standardize and upgrade the entire Murray Basin rail network, which will involve an investment of $416 million. Murray Basin rail project has been designed to improve the freight services in Northern Victoria and better connect primary producers to the major ports in the state. Continue reading Victorian Government to upgrade Murray Basin rail network in Australia

Australia’s Gold Coast Airport to undergo $200M redevelopment

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Australia’s Gold Coast Airport in Queensland will undergo a proposed multi-million dollar redevelopment effort under Lets Invest for Tomorrow (LIFT) project. The $200 million redevelopment plan is aimed at addressing the airport’s peak hour congestion and meeting its projected future demand up to 2023. Continue reading Australia’s Gold Coast Airport to undergo $200M redevelopment

Australia begins geotechnical works at Badgerys Creek airport site

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The Australian government said that geotechnical works at the proposed airport at Badgerys Creek have begun. Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastructure and Regional Development Warren Truss also said that a detailed plan for the airport would be developed by the end of the year. Continue reading Australia begins geotechnical works at Badgerys Creek airport site

Australia to install SmartGates at major international airports

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Australia has struck an $18 million deal with Portuguese smart-gate manufacturer Vision-Box for the installation of 92 facial recognition terminals in international airports by July 2016. The SmartGates will be installed at all international airports in the country for departing passengers that will give customs and border protection officials more free time to carry out security work. Continue reading Australia to install SmartGates at major international airports

ISIS hacks website of Australia’s Hobart International Airport

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The website of Australia’s Hobart International Airport had to be shut down after being hacked by pro-Islamic State hackers who published messages supporting the militant group. According to the police, the airport was not under any direct threat and the hackers had taken over the website by targeting the web host used by the airport in Tasmania and not the facility itself, reported Channel News Asia. Continue reading ISIS hacks website of Australia’s Hobart International Airport