After hot and dry weather and erratic seasonal changes, the SA Water network's main breaks and leaks rose nearly 20 per cent last year.
The Tasmanian utility has named its preferred contractor to deliver a capital works program to support and develop water and wastewater infrastructure and major regional water projects in the state.
More than $16 million will be invested into floodproofing the Toowoomba CBD through culvert upgrades to the Warrego Highway at East and West Creeks.
More than half a billion dollars will be invested in delivering new water infrastructure projects for regional communities through the Federal Government’s National Water Infrastructure Development Fund.
Market intervention and policy uncertainty could threaten Australia’s reputation as the preferred global destination for infrastructure investment, according to a new report.