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Sunday September 20, 2020

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Construction Companies Want to Control Their Own Data
Technology
Thursday September 17 2020

Construction Companies Want to Control Their Own Data

Contractors throughout Australia’s construction industry want to have effective control of their own data, the latest survey suggest.

HomeBuilder Lifts New Home Construction Market Everywhere Except Victoria
Business
Thursday September 17 2020

HomeBuilder Lifts New Home Construction Market Everywhere Except Victoria

The market for new home building has lifted in all major states except Victoria as buyers rush to capitalise on the Commonwealth Government’s HomeBuilder program.

Ground Breaks on World’s Longest Wild Dog Fence
Civil
Wednesday September 16 2020

Ground Breaks on World’s Longest Wild Dog Fence

Ground has broken on construction of what when complete will be the world’s longest wild dog fence which will run along the NSW border with Queensland...

Small and Medium Enterprises and Regional Procurement Policy
Business
Wednesday September 16 2020

Small and Medium Enterprises and Regional Procurement Policy

The newly updated Small and Medium Enterprises and Regional Procurement Policy (Policy) places Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) and regional businesses front of mind for Government...

NSW Pumps $3 Billion into Infrastructure
Commercial
Tuesday September 15 2020

NSW Pumps $3 Billion into Infrastructure

Funding commitments for eight new infrastructure projects across healthcare, education and transport have been announced as part of a $3 billion program which the NSW Government...

John Holland, McConnell Dowell to Help Upgrade Auckland’s Rail Network
Civil
Monday September 14 2020

John Holland, McConnell Dowell to Help Upgrade Auckland’s Rail Network

Two of Australia’s leading civil construction firms will play a critical role in the upgrade a major upgrade of Auckland’s rail network after being award the...

Open Letter to Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews
Residential
Wednesday September 9 2020

Open Letter to Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews

The following letter was written by the Urban Development Institute of Australia (UDIA Victoria), Master Builders Victoria (MBV) and Property Council of Australia (Property Council)

Victorian Builders Fight for Sales Reopening
Residential
Wednesday September 9 2020

Victorian Builders Fight for Sales Reopening

Builders in Victoria have called on Premier Daniel Andrews to open up display homes, land sales offices, sales suits and Open for Inspections, saying extended restrictions...

World Construction Set for Decade Long Boom
Business
Tuesday September 8 2020

World Construction Set for Decade Long Boom

The world’s construction market is set for a decade long boom which will deliver more than a trillion dollars’ worth of opportunities despite COVID, the latest...

Safety
Jun 1 2020
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...

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Business
Mar 27 2020
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.

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Commercial
Feb 19 2020
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.

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Residential
Jan 21 2020
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...

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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.

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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.  

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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.

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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...

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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.

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