The Victoria Environment Protection Act (EPA) is changing 1 July 2021

Edit: The EPA Victoria issued a note stating that “Following a sitting of Parliament on Thursday 23 April, the legislation has been postponed and is intended to commence on 1 July 2021”.   These changes respond to the Independent Inquiry into the EPA. The Victorian Government proposes two phases of legislative reform to overhaul the Environment Protection Act…

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Katestone and Weather Intelligence COVID-19 Response Plan

Katestone and Weather Intelligence continue to monitor the global coronavirus (COVID-19) situation and have implemented its COVID-19 response plan. Our priorities are the safety and wellbeing of our people, suppliers, clients, our families and the surrounding community in which we live and work. We are also implementing appropriate risk mitigation strategies to avoid business disruptions.…

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Mental Health Tips For Working From Home

Written by Tania Haigh We all want to continue being part of a team that delivers high-quality products, and to enjoy the process, regardless of where we are located.  There will be a number of changes we each need to adjust to if we begin working from home for more than a day or two. …

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Drinks with Kate Going Virtual – 6 May, 2020 RSVP Form

We are very pleased to announce that Drinks with Kate is going online! Drinks with Kate is a networking event held by Katestone for the past 5 years. It is a great opportunity to catch up with friends, colleagues, clients and associates.  Drinks with Kate has always been about providing practical insights from diverse industry experts.…

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Katestone’s New Decade Resolution

At Katestone, we are ready for the future! Here are some of our resolutions for the next decade. Join us in making positive changes for a better world! Clear Skies! Reduce Waste Waste less of the earth’s resources Waste less energy Waste less food Use our (and other peoples’!) time wisely Reuse, recycle and repurpose!…

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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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WRF – What is it? CASANZ Training Recap


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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