Housing Construction Costs Back on the Rise
Construction costs associated with building low-density housing are back on the rise, the latest data indicates.
Cement Maker Defies COVID to Beat Profit Expectations
One of Australia’s leading suppliers of cement and building products has defied COVID-19 to deliver a profit which beat original guidance despite COVID-19.
COVID Smashes Another Construction Giant’s Profit
Another construction giant in Australia has seen its profits impacted by COVID-19.
Aussie Steel Maker Nearly Doubles Profit Despite COVID
One of Australia’s largest manufactures of steel products has defied a COVID economic slowdown to almost double its profits.
More Inspections for Higher Risk Buildings
More inspections of critical structural and fire safety features may be needed for higher risk and more complex buildings if a draft model approach to mandatory...
Finally, Better Building Practices are Being Enforced
2020 was an unusual year in so many ways.
Australia’s Detached Home Building Sector will Boom in 2021
Australia’s detached home building sector is set to experience its strongest year on record amid a flurry of activity to take advantage of the Commonwealth HomeBuilder...
Victoria Reopens Building Sites
All workers will be allowed back onto construction sites throughout Victoria from Thursday as the state lifts most of its five-day ‘circuit breaker’ COVID sanctions.
Company fined over fatal NSW wall collapse
A building company and its subcontractors have been fined a total of $620,000 after one man was killed and another injured when a brick wall fell...
Builder avoids jail over insurance fraud
A South Australian builder who duped investors and councils by forging more than 200 insurance certificates has avoided jail time.
Asbestos dust litters Sydney school
Asbestos dust and fragments left littered across a Sydney private girls' school, have raised health concerns for students and local community members.
WA shock safety campaign delay questioned
The mother of a girl who was left severely brain-damaged from an electric shock at state-owned housing in Perth has welcomed a public safety campaign but...
Woodside Gets Not for Sangomar Project
Senegal has authorised the West African country's first oil development, the $US4.2 billion Sangomar offshore oil project, operator Woodside Petroleum has announced.
Industry groups want climate change action
Six industry groups are calling on the Victorian government to reduce greenhouse gas emissions while ensuring a fair transition for the workers, communities and industries affected.
Worker dies after Sydney pipe bursts
A worker has died in hospital after being struck in the head by a burst pressurised water pipe at a central Sydney worksite.
Plumber penalised over $150,000 for Cheating Workers and Lying
The Fair Work Ombudsman has secured penalties of $151,200 against a Victorian plumber and his company for underpaying a young worker following previous court action involving...
Worker injured in Melbourne crane fall
A man has been rescued from a crane at a Melbourne construction site after falling two metres and suffering head and back injuries.