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Apartment Owners Face Bills of $60k after Court Blow
Property
Wednesday January 24 2018

Apartment Owners Face Bills of $60k after Court Blow

Victorian apartment owners face bills of tens of thousands of dollars to fix dangerous cladding after a court ruled that the state’s building regulator has overstepped its mark in ordering builders to rectify the problem, media reports have suggested.

Cladding Leadership Left Vacant
Engineering
Tuesday January 23 2018

Cladding Leadership Left Vacant

Leadership of the flammable cladding issue has been left vacant at the federal level since a cabinet reshuffle last December, the nation’s leading union for fire fighters has warned.

Major Trends Reshape Acoustic Design Strategies
Architecture
Tuesday January 23 2018

Major Trends Reshape Acoustic Design Strategies

“What do you want your building to sound like?”

Stamp Duty is Out of Control
Property
Tuesday January 23 2018

Stamp Duty is Out of Control

Stamp duty bills across Australia have blown out and have risen by almost three times average house prices since the 1980s as a lack of reform to thresholds has seen massive bracket creep and cash strapped state governments have become reliant upon the tax as a source of revenue, the latest report has found.

Australia Gains 101,200 Construction Jobs
Construction
Friday January 19 2018

Australia Gains 101,200 Construction Jobs

As the boom in building and construction throughout Australia continues, the latest figures show that employment in the sector has reached another record.

Melbourne Set to Remain a Car Dominated City
Architecture
Friday January 19 2018

Melbourne Set to Remain a Car Dominated City

Melbourne is set to remain a car dominated city with driving set to account for more than seven in 10 trips still to take place in 2030 despite growth in public transport use, the latest research has found.

Australia Must Eliminate Bullying on Construction Sites
Construction
Thursday January 18 2018

Australia Must Eliminate Bullying on Construction Sites

When describing her two years of employment as a labourer at Melbourne based civil construction company Winslow Construction, Kate Mathews told ABC it was “A filthy experience every day.”

Design Folly Means Design Failure
Architecture
Thursday January 18 2018

Design Folly Means Design Failure

Architects and building designers are at liberty to persuade their clients (the building owner) to have the building designed in any way they choose.

Australia Has Too Many Small Design Firms
Architecture
Thursday January 18 2018

Australia Has Too Many Small Design Firms

Back in the 1990s, then-Victorian Premier Jeff Kennett encouraged young people in that state to follow a dream of starting their own business.

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Average Australian Mortgage Passes $500k

The average Aussie mortgage has cracked half-a-million dollars for the first time.

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NZ:Feelers out for $300m Waterfront Partner

Auckland Council is on the hunt for a consortium capable of delivering an infrastructure redevelopment north of $300 million that would meet the city's plans to...

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Chevron LNG project facing emissions row

The WA Opposition claims the state government is risking investors' dollars with an environmental review into greenhouse gas emissions from the multi-billion dollar Wheatstone natural gas...

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Warning Zone Lifted from Queensland Contamination

Queensland's environment department has lifted a warning zone from a contaminated site on the Darling Downs linked to former underground coal gasification project.

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US Residential Construction Tumbled 8.2 per cent in December

Groundbreakings on new homes fell 8.2 per cent in December, with builders ending 2017 by slowing down their construction of single-family houses.

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Industry Groups Call for Fracking in NT

Lifting a ban on fracking in the Northern Territory would be welcomed by consumers as a move to help put a lid on future gas prices,...

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Perth's New Stadium Finally Opens

Perth was promised its new stadium would be "world class" and when the $1.6 billion venue was finally opened to the public many were indeed in...

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SA: No Comment on SA Plan for Electric Cars

British billionaire Sanjeev Gupta is seeking to buy some of Holden's assets at its shuttered Adelaide factory with a view to building electric cars on the...

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McGrath CEO Steps Down Amid Earnings Woes

McGrath chief executive Cameron Judson and all but one of the real estate firm's directors are leaving after the company issued another earnings warning.

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