header nav1

Construction News

Tuesday January 21, 2020

Loading Icon
Construction Union War Heads to Court
Business
Friday January 17 2020

Construction Union War Heads to Court

Construction union boss John Setka is facing court action to stop him from stealing members from other sections of the powerful industrial body.

Three Quarters of Construction Project Managers are Stressed at Work
Safety
Wednesday January 15 2020

Three Quarters of Construction Project Managers are Stressed at Work

Almost three quarters of construction project managers throughout Australia experience at least moderate levels of stress at work, the latest research has found.

Is the Comparison Between Houses and Cars Still Meaningful?
Prefabrication
Monday January 13 2020

Is the Comparison Between Houses and Cars Still Meaningful?

Off-site construction (OSC) is an innovative technique associated with the manufacturing industry.

Big Nov rebound for building approvals
Residential
Friday January 10 2020

Big Nov rebound for building approvals

A November building approvals rebound has vastly outstripped expectations, with units and townhouses driving total dwelling approvals up by 11.8 per cent after a shockingly bad...

NSW splashes extra $1b for fire recovery
Business
Friday January 10 2020

NSW splashes extra $1b for fire recovery

The NSW government will tip an extra $1 billion into bushfire management and recovery amid a devastating and unprecedented fire season which has claimed 20 lives...

Construction index hits lowest since 2013
Business
Wednesday January 8 2020

Construction index hits lowest since 2013

Australia's construction sector ended 2019 on a low note with deteriorating activity, new orders and supplier deliveries pushing a key industry index to its lowest mark...

Construction Companies Must Drive Safety Behaviour on Sites
Business
Wednesday January 8 2020

Construction Companies Must Drive Safety Behaviour on Sites

Companies in building and construction must understand what drives behaviour on site and learn to communicate safety messages effectively, a leader in construction safety says.

Construction Employment Surges to All-Time Record
Business
Tuesday January 7 2020

Construction Employment Surges to All-Time Record

Employment in Australia’s construction sector has surged to all-time highs, the latest data suggests.

Merry Christmas!
Business
Thursday December 19 2019

Merry Christmas!

Dear readers, contributors and advertisers,

Business
Jan 10 2020
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.

216 0

Civil
20 Dec, 2019
Mirvac, John Holland win $800m Metro build

Mirvac says its consortium with John Holland has been chosen to build an $800 million development around a new inner-city Sydney Metro station.

193 0

Green
18 Dec, 2019
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.  

263 0

Safety
29 Nov, 2019
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.

326 0

Business
19 Nov, 2019
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...

238 0

Business
13 Nov, 2019
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.

197 0

Safety
6 Sep, 2019
Safety body for Qld workers after deaths

A new independent safety body for Queensland resource workers would be established under a bill introduced to state parliament. 

300 0

Commercial
6 Sep, 2019
Sydney stadium demolition cost revealed

The demolition of Sydney's Allianz Stadium will cost taxpayers just under $40 million, leaving $689 million in the budget to rebuild the venue at Moore Park.

279 0

Safety
27 Aug, 2019
NT Mine Worker Dead after Wall Collapse

A worker has been confirmed dead after a wall collapse at a mine in the Northern Territory with industry officials warning risks remain at the site.

411 0