Victoria

  • Victoria setting up for autonomous vehicles in 2021

    Autonomous vehicles are not currently available, but the technology is coming and Australia’s regulatory bodies need to prepare for their arrival. Given Tesla are already selling vehicles with the necessary hardware to enable Level 4/5 autonomy, their roadmap is clear, driverless cars are coming and are only a software...
  • Numurkah Solar Farm turns on 373,839 panels, enough to power 48,000 homes

    Victoria’s renewable energy plans got a major boost today with the start of commercial operations of a massive new solar farm from Neoen. The company is one of the world’s leading and fastest-growing independent producers of renewable energy. Numerkah is just over 20 minutes down the road from Cobram,...
  • VIC Government has now signed $2.8M of contracts to fix the NBN

    Spirit is an Australian ISP that has just signed its second million-dollar deal with the Victorian State Government. That deal is to provide super-fast Internet to the regional town of Morwell. Delivering super-fast internet to Australia also happens to be the scope for the National Broadband Network, meaning this...
  • The NBN is rolling out in Wodonga

    The NBN is being rolled out in the major regional city of Wodonga. Personally relevant as Wodonga is the HQ of techAU, but also significant to show the current status of the overall NBN project. Residents will see NBN contractors rolling kilometers of the large green cable off the trucks, that...
  • Countrywide Energy proposes 35,000 panel solar farm in Wangaratta

    Countrywide Energy (CWE) is preparing to lodge an application for development approval to build a massive solar farm in the regional Victorian town of Wangaratta. The project would include a staggering 35,000 photovoltaic (PV) panels, that would generate enough electricity to power 2,500 homes. The project is estimated to cost around $20M...
  • Its now legal for Victorians to lease solar panels

    Solar panels are awesome, capturing energy from the sun and powering our electronic addictions. The reason 1.5 Million homes have solar and not 10 million, is largely due to the initial cost outlay. In a new announcement today, Minister for Energy & Resources, Lily D’Ambrosio announced changes to the...
  • Wodonga confirmed as Tesla Supercharger location

    Tesla’s network of Superchargers is growing to include my home town, Wodonga on the border of Victoria and New South Wales. This location will be critical to creating a range achievable drive from Canberra to Melbourne, via Wodonga. Back in December we seen a dot on a map around...
  • Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews uses Reddit to announce PT data

    The Victoria Premier Daniel Andrews has turned to Reddit to announce the release of new Public Transport data. This afternoon, the premiere posted for the first time to the subreddit /r/melbourne, showing some love for the young people of Victoria. The release of public transport data now means companies...