Monthly Archives: October 2021

2021 Women in Industry Awards moved to April 2022

To ensure the 2021 Women in Industry Awards can be held as a face-to-face event, they will move to early April 2022. Under the current density restrictions outlined in Victoria’s roadmap to reopening, it is not possible for us to hold the Awards in their current format in 2021. Scaling back the Awards night would […]

Rivka Garson joins Source Separation Systems

Rivka Garson has joined Source Separation Systems as head of business development. Garson has spent much of her career at the forefront of the bioplastics industry. A passionate and active advocate for Australian Certified compostable products, Garson sits on the Australian Bioplastics Association’s (ABA) PR Committee and is a member of the Australasian Organics Recycling […]

Shocking introduction leads to great career choice

AS with a lot of people, having a career in the waste industry wasn’t originally in Maya Deacock’s plans when setting out her career path. Graduating with a Bachelor of Science (Hons) degree from the University of New South Wales, Deacock said that even though as a kid she had an ecological bent, the waste […]

New business chief appointed

Rivka Garson is joining Source Separation Systems as Head of Business Development. An active advocate for Australian Certified compostable products, Garson has spent much of her career at the forefront of the bioplastics industry. She sits on the Australian Bioplastics Association’s (ABA) PR Committee and is a member of the Australasian Organics Recycling Association (AORA) […]

SAMI creating the bituminous binders of tomorrow

Roads & Infrastructure sits down with SAMI Bitumen Technologies’ National R&D and Laboratory Manager Kanjana Yindee to talk about innovations in the world of bituminous binders and emulsions. SAMI Bitumen Technologies has been at the forefront of innovations in the world of bituminous binders and emulsions in Australia since its establishment more than 40 years ago. […]

WaterNSW chair steps down

WaterNSW has advised that long-standing chair Anne McDonald has concluded her term with the company, following more than five years at the helm of the board. Anne McDonald was first appointed chair of the WaterNSW board in March 2016 before being reappointed with unanimous backing in 2019.  During her tenure, McDonald led the organisation through historic events […]

The economic sense of employee loyalty

With construction companies struggling to retain their workforce amid market fluctuations and surging demand, Roads & Infrastructure speaks to migration expert Monica Gruszka on what a win-win scenario for employees and employers could look like. Employee turnover has long been a significant concern for employers in the construction industry. This is even more critical now […]

Cladding Safety Victoria choose Chief Engineer

Cladding Safety Victoria (CSV) has appointed Dr Kate Nguyen as Chief Engineer to help reduce the risks posed by combustible cladding. CSV has cladding removal and replacement projects complete or underway on 200 residential apartment buildings in Victoria with another 53 to commence over coming months. The organisation has worked with CSIRO to develop an […]

Victorian farmers urge harvest freight support

VFF highlights state testing, border and vaccination shortfalls The Victorian Farmers Federation (VFF) has requested urgent support for agricultural freight workers to comply with Covid-19 interstate border crossing requirements in the lead up to harvest. With limited access to freight-friendly testing and vaccination sites in regional Victoria, the VFF is concerned by the impact the […]

QTA awards recognise industry effort in tough times

Queensland road freight ‘champions shine through pandemic’ Despite the national Covid uncertainty, the Queensland Trucking Association (QTA) proceeded with its Road Freight Annual Industry Awards, celebrating the best of industry in the state. With more than 350 guests in attendance, the night certainly was much anticipated after the cancellation of the 2020 event, QTA noted. […]