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Victoria’s Road to Autonomous and Zero Emission Vehicles
Infrastructure
Friday March 15 2019

Victoria’s Road to Autonomous and Zero Emission Vehicles

Last September, RAC WA purchased Australia’s first on-demand driverless car in Perth when it paid €300,000 ($490,000) for the ‘Intellicar’ from driverless car maker Navya.

Australia Needs a Competency Framework for Fire Protection
Buildings
Monday February 25 2019

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...

Design, construction flaws at Opal Tower
Structural
Monday February 25 2019

Design, construction flaws at Opal Tower

Critical support beams in Sydney's Opal Tower were left susceptible to "bursting" because they were under-designed and some made from lower strength concrete, an independent report...

Environmental Performance Audits are Critical for Infrastructure Asset Owners
Engineering
Thursday February 21 2019

Environmental Performance Audits are Critical for Infrastructure Asset Owners

For several reasons, owners of large-scale infrastructure assets may want to understand and/or demonstrate how well or otherwise their assets are performing in terms of their...

Eastern Seaboard Dominates National Infrastructure Priorities
Infrastructure
Tuesday February 19 2019

Eastern Seaboard Dominates National Infrastructure Priorities

Major upgrades in road, rail and airport infrastructure on the eastern seaboard have been identified as the most significant developments in a listing of Australia’s priority...

Concrete Industry Demands Action on Fire Safety
Buildings
Tuesday February 12 2019

Concrete Industry Demands Action on Fire Safety

Australia’s concrete and masonry industry has called for more action to ensure that non-combustible materials are not installed on multi-storey buildings.

Engineers Ride Civil Construction Boom
Business
Wednesday January 16 2019

Engineers Ride Civil Construction Boom

Engineers throughout Australia are enjoying a significant jobs boom as federal and state governments ramp up efforts to provide infrastructure to a growing population.

Green Building Boss to Lead Infrastructure Australia
Infrastructure
Monday January 14 2019

Green Building Boss to Lead Infrastructure Australia

Australia’s leading infrastructure advisory body has a new leader following an announcement that a leading advocate for sustainable development has been appointed to the role.

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Fast-rail For the Regions with $2b Plan

Rail travel between Geelong and Melbourne will be twice as quick once a new fast-rail link is built, but Victoria is criticising Canberra for jumping the...

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Infrastructure
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Fast-rail to Ease Population Pressure

Newly-announced fast-rail links between major cities and regional centres will significantly cut travel times and Scott Morrison believes they will help ease population pressures.

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Environment
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NSW Regional Water Minister Steps Down

The NSW regional water minister is stepping down after mass fish deaths in the state's major inland rivers sparked a barrage of threats and fuelled voter...

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Infrastructure
Mar 22 2019
Fast-Rail Links on Horizon with $2b Boost

Commuters travelling between Geelong and Melbourne will cut their journey time in half thanks to a $2 billion government commitment for a fast-rail link.

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Environment
Mar 21 2019
Final WA Asbestos Town Locals Forced Out

Landowners who refuse to move from the most contaminated site in the southern hemisphere will have their properties compulsorily acquired by the West Australian government. 

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Infrastructure
Mar 21 2019
Government Plan Off the Rails: Labor

Labor says Australia needs "genuine" high-speed rail project to link big cities with regional centres.

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Energy
Mar 21 2019
Victoria Solar Farm Bid Sparks Complaints

Plans to build a $195 million solar farm in central Victoria have been deferred after complaints about glare, construction dust and a loss of farming land. 

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Business
Mar 21 2019
Subbies to Lose $170 Million on Engineering Firm Collapse

Subcontractors and suppliers will not be paid any of the $170 million they are owed as a result of a major engineering firm collapse, the firm’s...

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Business
Mar 20 2019
Fed, SA Govts Ink $551m Adelaide City Deal

Federal, state and local governments have inked a $551 million deal designed to boost economic growth, tourism and innovation in Adelaide.

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