Profiles of success: the regional electronics manufacturer that listens to trees

Award-winning electronics business ICT International launched its new production facility in Armidale last week. Brent Balinski spoke to co-founder and CEO Susan Cull about keeping customers in 55 countries happy while operating from “a small country town”.

Third inland rail regional activation precinct

NSW deputy premier John Barilaro has announced a third special activation precinct (SAP), this time in Moree, to generate business opportunities from the construction of the Inland Rail from Melbourne to Brisbane. The precincts are designed to “unlock the opportunity for investment in regional NSW” by attracting businesses according to a statement. The Queensland government…

Local manufacturer Trendpac inducted into the Family Business Australia’s Hall of Fame

Berkeley Vale manufacturer, TrendPac has been inducted into the Family Business Australia NSW/ACT Hall of Fame. The second-generation company shared the prestigious honour alongside Ella Bache and joins former NSW inductees, including Raine & Horne, Akubra Hats, Kennards Hire, Scenic World, and another Central Coast family business, Sharpe Bros., who were inducted in 2008.

Pumped hydro energy storage wins $610 million federal loan

The Northern Australia Infrastructure Facility (NAIF) has approved a loan of up to $610 million for Genex’s Kidston pumped hydro project in Queensland, 270 km north of Townsville. The Kidston Project is the first globally to utilise an abandoned mine and will be capable of producing 250MW of power for eight hours. NAIF CEO Laurie…