New Boss to Tackle Victoria’s Cladding Crisis
A new boss is set to lead Victoria’s push to eradicate combustible cladding as the government in that state ramps up efforts to deal with dangerous...
Apartment Dwellers Sing Multi-Story Living Praises
Around Australia, but particularly in Sydney, an anti-development mood seems to be growing that attacks apartment buildings.
Australia Needs a Competency Framework for Fire Protection
When owners of one Sydney apartment complex upgraded the safety of their building following a local council request for an annual fire management statement, they were...
Apartments Could Be Death Traps for Elderly in Heatwaves
In the European heat wave of 2003, 14,802 excess fatalities were recorded in France alone as temperatures rose above 37 degrees Celsius for seven consecutive days.
Has Fire Safety Been Ignored for Profits?
Around Australia, the influx of foreign capital in over recent years has seen a scramble on the part of developers to get new apartment stock to...
Australia Must Improve Waterproofing Standards and Practices
For five Irish students and one Irish American, the date of June 16, 2015, should have been one in which they celebrated a 21st birthday party...
House Prices Speed Ahead of Apartments
House price growth is outpacing growth in apartment prices, a trend that is expected to continue as more units and townhouses come onto the market.
Australia’s Building Market Faces Three Years of Decline
Despite being at record highs at the moment, the building market in Australia is set for three years of decline going forward as housing markets shift...
Third Sydney Unit Block Evacuated
A third Sydney apartment block is under scrutiny over building and safety issues after it was revealed its residents were evacuated late last year.
Cracked Syd Unit Residents Seek Answers
Evacuated residents of a cracked Sydney apartment building are hoping to get some answers from authorities as they grapple with the uncertainty of temporary accommodation and...
Qld Govt May Close Cladding Loopholes
Queensland may ban provisions allowing combustible cladding on high-rise buildings, with concerns the global insurance fallout from the Grenfell Tower disaster could affect the state's construction...
New Apartment Market to Begin Recovery in 2019: Urbis
Green shoots in the market for new apartments are set to appear in 2019 as declining levels of new supply and ongoing demand may lead to...
Melbourne Tower Residents Can't Go Home
Residents at a fire-damaged Melbourne high-rise covered in flammable cladding will have to wait until at least next week before they can go home.
Arson, Terror Fears over Suspect Cladding
Apartment towers fitted with high-risk cladding could become a target for arsonists or terrorists if their locations across Melbourne are revealed, the city's fire service warns.
Apartment Block Alight in Melbourne CBD
A high-rise Melbourne apartment building fire that forced an early morning evacuation, contains the same combustible cladding on London's Grenfell Tower, authorities say.
Opal Residents Reluctant to Reoccupy Tower
The builders of Sydney's cracked Opal Tower say most residents will be able to move back in on the weekend but the owners' committee isn't convinced...