THE SPANISH-AUSTRALIAN
CHAMBER OF COMMERCE

La Camara aims to be the preeminent point of reference for the Spanish-Australian business community and to facilitate and foster the development of business relationships within this community.

La Camara achieves these aims through events such as corporate lunches, ministerial briefings, seminars, private boardroom functions, networking evenings and more relaxed cultural and cocktail events, as well as a variety of services and promotional opportunities for our members.

Events organised by La Camara allow both members and non-members to develop the professional contacts they need within the Spanish-Australian business community.

Upcoming Events

18 November 2021

QLD | 2021 European Tchin-Tchin Networking Evening

Flight Centre Headquarters 275 Grey Street, South Brisbane, QLD 4101
    09 December 2021

    Christmas Drinks in Perth

    Squire Patton Boggs, 300 Murray Street L 21, Perth WA 6000

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    News

    GHD helps develop recognise Country Guidelines in the Western Sydney Aerotropolis, putting Aboriginal cultural values first

    October 26, 2021 Western Sydney Aerotropolis is raising the bar – building and designing a new city that is connected to Country and informed by the culture, wisdom and knowledge of local Aboriginal people. GHD helped to make this happen by developing guidelines which sit alongside the Phase 2 Development Control Plan to support country-centred planning and design requirements for landowners, developers and authorities.  These guidelines provide practical tools to deliver effective outcomes for the community and for Aboriginal people in the Aerotropolis And Western Parkland City. Jahni Glasby, Senior Social Planning and Community Engagement Consultant, from GHD’s Sydney’s Indigenous Community Engagement team has been an integral part of the team who prepared the Recognise Country: Draft Guidelines for development in the Aerotropolis for GHD's key client, the NSW Department of Planning, Industry and Environment (DPIE). She said it was a complex and rewarding project that puts Country and Aboriginal cultural values first. “We listened to the Western Sydney Aboriginal community to understand their needs. These Guidelines captured what we heard and translates that into tangible outcomes for development within the Aerotropolis,”. Country is central to the identity and well-being of Aboriginal communities.  The concept of Country cannot be easily translated as the ‘environment’, as Aboriginal people understand Country as a living cultural landscape which relates not only to the cultural group and land to which they belong – it is also their place of origin in cultural, spiritual, and literal terms. “We hope that these Guidelines will inspire and encourage the built environment industry to consider the importance of recognising Country and support the continuance and revival of Aboriginal culture” .  Jahni said the document was developed in partnership with Elle Davidson from Zion Engagement and Planning, the Western Sydney Planning Partnership, Traditional Custodians and cultural advisors. The NSW Department of Planning, Industry and Environment is working to develop culturally safe practices to ensure caring for Country is embedded in its planning and delivery for projects.

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    Zitrón ventilation delivers for key Australian transport infrastructure

    October 25, 2021 As Australian cities expand their underground transport infrastructure, the Spanish company has been entrusted to supply the cutting-edge ventilation systems that play a vital role in ensuring the health and safety of operators and commuters. The awarding of this contract reinforces Zitrón’s industry leadership and strong commitment to the Australian rail sector. With an Australian portfolio of projects that includes Sydney Metro Northwest, Melbourne Metro, Forrestfield-Airport Link in Perth and Cross River Rail in Brisbane, Zitrón Australia has achieved another important milestone by being mandated to provide the ventilation system for the Sydney Metro City & Southwest project, Australia’s biggest public transport project to date. Securing this project consolidates Zitrón’s position as the preferred supplier of the ventilation systems for the most significant metro and rail projects developed in Australia over the last decade. Since the commencement of its construction in late 2013, Zitrón has been chosen as the supplier of the ventilation solution for the entire underground metro system in Sydney. By 2024, the Sydney metro railway system will cover some 66km. The axial fans that will be supplied under this latest contract will be manufactured and tested at the new Zitrón production plant in Perth. This new state-of-the-art facility will be fully operational by January 2022 and will not only increase Zitrón’s fan production capacity but will also allow for the testing of fans to the highest standards, thereby providing the required validation of fan performance parameters. The awarding of this contract reinforces Zitrón’s industry leadership and strong commitment to the Australian rail sector. Zitrón fans are currently providing a safe environment for the users of underground infrastructures in all the Australian major cities: Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne and Perth.  

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    Ingeteam Australia Pty Ltd has signed a contract to supply its technology to the largest solar farm in Australia

    October 12, 2021 Ingeteam has signed a supply contract with Green Light Contractors Pty Ltd for what is set to be, once completed, the largest solar farm in Australia. The New England Solar Farm is being developed by leading renewable energy developer UPC\AC Renewables Australia across two solar fields near Uralla in the New England region of NSW. The solar farm will be built in two stages, with the first 400MW (AC) stage and the 33/330 kilovolt (kV) substation being installed by Green Light Contractors, across the northern section of the site. Once fully constructed, the project is expected to produce 1,800,000 megawatt hours (MWh) of clean, renewable electricity each year; enough to power more than 250,000 typical NSW homes. The design and planning of this farm allows for sufficient space for sheep to graze freely between the rows of solar panels installed on a single axis tracking system. Juan Miguel Gutiérrez, director of Ingeteam Australia Pty Ltd., stated that "the signing of this contract represents the culmination of almost three years of long, hard work by an extensive team of professionals, not just from the sales department but also from the R&D department". He went on to emphasize "the importance of the work carried out by colleagues in the pre-sales team, the PPC team and the team developing the simulation models, which are critical elements for the grid studies required by Australia’s grid operator". For this first stage, Ingeteam will supply seventy-two 6.56 MW power stations, delivered as a turnkey solution in order to facilitate and minimize the installation and commissioning tasks. Specifically, each power station houses four 1.64 MW solar inverters, the power transformer, medium voltage switchgear, auxiliary services panel, auxiliary services transformer and UPS. Furthermore, Ingeteam will also supply two of its power plant controller (PPC) systems. The signing of this contract serves to strengthen Ingeteam's position as the second leading manufacturer of solar inverters in the Australian market, thanks to numerous solar farms equipped with Ingeteam technology, such as the 56 MW Moree Solar Farm, which was also constructed by Green Light Contractors Pty Ltd., and which went into operation in May 2016. The manufacture and delivery of the equipment to be supplied by Ingeteam will be undertaken in the second half of 2021 and the commissioning of The New England Solar Farm project is estimated to start in the first quarter of 2022. “We are looking forward to working with INGETEAM in what is called to be the biggest solar farm in Australia” said Carlos Miralles, GLC´s EPC Director. Read the full article here. SOURCE: Ingeteam

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