WRF – What is it? CASANZ Training Recap

WRF

In February 2019, Katestone’s Senior Consultant, Michael Burchill, attended a four-day training course on the Weather Research and Forecasting Model (WRF). WRF is a prognostic model, which is why Katestone has been using it for years to forecast the weather. Katestone’s interest in WRF, however, is not only for forecasting the weather, but also to…

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Mining Project refused based on climate change – FACT CHECK?

Mine refusal

A recent judgment in the NSW Land and Environment court, regarding the refusal of a coal mine, garnered national and international attention as a landmark ruling in the fight against climate change. But was this really the reason the coal mine was rejected, we were curious and thought you might be too. Let’s take a…

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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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Feedlot Fumes – The Importance of Odour in Feedlot Design

Cattle Feedlot

Odour is a critical risk to the development of a new cattle feedlot or the expansion of an existing feedlot. Poorly sited or operated feedlots have caused odour nuisance and, consequently, local government and communities may be concerned about new developments. Conversely, there are many feedlots operating throughout Australia that are well designed and managed,…

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Katestone celebrates its 30th Anniversary

Last Friday, the 1st of November 2019, we celebrated Katestone’s 30th Anniversary with friends, customers, partners and previous employees at the Regatta Hotel. It was a very pleasant evening where we could celebrate 30 years of contributing to Clear Skies. Katestone’s Managing Director, Christine Killip, spoke of her many memories of working with our great…

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In Memory of Karen Lunney

Karen Lunney

One of Katestone’s founders, Karen Lunney, passed away at the end of last year. She had been battling cancer for over 10 years.   Karen was an amazing woman and if it wasn’t for her and Peter’s vision Katestone wouldn’t be the business it is today. In fact, it wouldn’t exist at all! Karen had…

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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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