The latest news from Hughes PR, Adelaide - an experienced team of successful communications professionals. July 2011
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Welcome to Hughes News for July. Hope you're all managing to either stay warm in the cold weather, or escaping for a warmer break in these winter months!

It’s been a busy month for many of our clients, and we're working hard but still finding time to have some fun in our office. Read on...

A stunning future ahead for the Adelaide Convention Centre

The Adelaide Convention Centre recently unveiled details of its exciting expansion plan which will transform the ACC into a multi-purpose state-of-the-art facility with a conference capacity of up to 3,500.

The striking design is inspired by the South Australian landscape and was put forward by Adelaide-based architectural firm Woods Bagot in association with London-based international architect Larry Oltmanns. The two stage redevelopment process is due for completion by June 2017. Read more

Red noses all round

The whole Hughes PR team got into the spirit of Red Nose Day as you can see on our Flickr photostream. We reckon Mark as the sad clown is the clear winner for the best photo! This year Red Nose Day helped raise funds for one our clients, SIDS for Kids, to support their invaluable efforts in saving the lives of babies and children during pregnancy, birth, infancy and childhood and supporting bereaved families. See all the photos here.

Defence industry in Adelaide

Our clients Force Protection Australasia and Defence Teaming Centre showcased their latest technology and research at the Defence & Industry Conference and Trade Expo, held at the Adelaide Convention Centre last month. D&I 2011 attracted more than 200 exhibitors and 2500 trade delegates to find out more on how the Australian Government will invest $150 billion in defence capability over the next decade.

Leave early for your next flight

Work is well underway for the Adelaide Airport’s new multi-level car park which will open in mid 2012, and passengers are advised to allow an extra 15 minutes for their journey as parking spaces are gradually reduced to accommodate construction. The project will more than double the size of the existing short-term car park, with five levels providing short-term parking for 2,000 public and car rental vehicles. For the latest traffic and parking updates click here.
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Petratherm takes next step

Commercial production of geothermal energy in Australia will hopefully be a step closer following major fracture testing currently being undertaken by Petratherm at its flagship Paralana project in SA’s Far North. Key stakeholders travelled to Paralana last weekend to visit Petratherm’s 3670m deep well and witness the commencement of sub-surface “fracture stimulation” works, which represent a key stage in the company’s development as a clean energy provider. The fracture tests are expected to be completed in coming days. Read more

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