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Our Journey with Power

Power Generation

How do you power your day? You might look at your long-finished cup of coffee or the half eaten toast on your desk – the items that keep your battery going – but what about the power that lights up your home and office, or charges the battery in your car that takes you to…

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What did you have to say about the NPI Review?

NPI Review

In June 2018, the NPI Review Steering Committee released a discussion paper inviting public comment to inform the review of the National Pollutant Inventory (NPI), with submissions closing August 2018. Recently, the NPI published all the public submissions and we were interested in what people had to say, and thought you might be too. Let…

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Katestone’s Ireland Branch shows enormous promise

Ireland Farm

Katestone’s Micheal Fogarty went to the other side of the world to set up our Ireland Branch. In little over a year he has demonstrated that there is enormous potential for innovative firms in Ireland and Europe. In his short time in Ireland, Micheal has investigated the air quality issues that are of immediate concern…

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Katestone Review: ACF and Polluted Postcodes

ACF and Polluted Postcodes

The Australian Conservation Foundation (ACF) released a report in November that examined industrial emissions from the National Pollutant Inventory (NPI) in comparison to weekly household income. The report provides an interesting perspective on air quality in Australia, in simple terms finding that there is a strong correlation between poorer air quality and low household income.…

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Odour Assessment: SPS and your Royal Flush

Odour Assessement for a Royal Flush

You’re a developer with an amazing hand – a perfect location, cutting-edge designs, quality contractors and prospective clients – if it were a game of poker you’d have a Royal Flush. But there’s one catch – your proposed development is located near a sewage pump station (SPS). There’s nothing worse than the smell of sewage…

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Katestone opens European office

Katestone's European Office

Katestone Director, Simon Welchman, is happy to announce the company’s first European Branch has opened in Ireland. Taking advantage of the unique skills we have in air quality, dispersion modelling and meteorological forecasting to move into the European market, we have a unique opportunity to build on our excellent track record in air quality and…

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What does Katestone and a Nintendo Game Boy have in common?

We are both celebrating our 25th anniversary this year. Come with us on a journey back in time to see who else shares 1989 as their founding year.   Nintendo Game Boy The Game Boy was a range of battery-powered handheld game consoles developed by Nintendo in 1989. It is one of the world’s best-selling…

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25th Birthday Celebrations

Katestone's 25th birthday

Some photos from our recent 25th Birthday celebration! Big thanks to all who attended, especially to Dr Stefan Hajkowicz from the CSIRO who presented ‘Future Trends – Global megatrends that will change the way we live’.          

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Celebrating 25 years of Katestone

Katestone has been in business for 25 years – a major milestone! You may be wondering, “Is Christine really that old?(!) or was she really young when she started the business?” Truth is, I was tackling my HSC at high school when Katestone’s founders, Dr Peter Best and Karen Lunney, saw an opportunity in air…

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I’ve got a good feeling about 2014!

I don’t think I’d be alone in saying that the last 12-18 months have been very tough in the environmental consulting world. Big projects have dried up and the ones that are around are slashing costs and extending timelines. We haven’t been unaffected and have had to make some changes to our growth plans, but…

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