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When does a Fonzie flat become a Class 2 Building?
Buildings
Thursday February 25 2021

When does a Fonzie flat become a Class 2 Building?

Collaborative construction or what is often called ‘integrated project management’ can be a powerful tool in most new construction projects, but not often afforded in ‘smaller’...

Digital Twins Can Help Prepare Cities for Future Pandemics
Technology
Wednesday February 17 2021

Digital Twins Can Help Prepare Cities for Future Pandemics

Digital twins can help cities around the world to prepare for and recover from future shocks including pandemics, a leader in engineering technology says.

Scott Morrison has embraced net zero emissions – now it’s time to walk the talk
Energy
Monday February 8 2021

Scott Morrison has embraced net zero emissions – now it’s time to walk the talk

Prime Minister Scott Morrison on Monday acknowledged what many Australian businesses, investors and others have long known – the global economy is transitioning to net zero emissions, and so...

Australia’s Hydrogen Technology Hotspots Unveiled
Energy
Monday February 1 2021

Australia’s Hydrogen Technology Hotspots Unveiled

Thirteen regional clusters which could underpin the emergence of a multi-billion dollar hydrogen industry in Australia have been unveiled.  

Victoria Bans Flammable Cladding
Buildings
Monday February 1 2021

Victoria Bans Flammable Cladding

Highly combustible cladding products can no longer be used on multi-storey buildings in Victoria as an order banning their use is now in effect.

Victorians Asked to Help Plan 30 Years of Infrastructure Success
Infrastructure
Wednesday January 27 2021

Victorians Asked to Help Plan 30 Years of Infrastructure Success

Victorians are being asked for feedback on 95 proposed actions as the state plans for 30 years of infrastructure success.

Australia Should Mandate Lower Lead in Plumbing Products
Buildings
Monday January 11 2021

Australia Should Mandate Lower Lead in Plumbing Products

Australia should mandate a maximum lead content of 0.25 percent in all plumbing products which come into contact with drinking water, a new paper has suggested.

Engineers Union Hits Out at Draft NSW Building Regulation
Business
Tuesday December 22 2020

Engineers Union Hits Out at Draft NSW Building Regulation

The union for engineers has hit out at draft regulations which will accompany new building legislation in New South Wales, saying that a failure to extend...

Mining
18 May, 2020
WA seeks FIFO silver lining from COVID-19

Western Australia is urging fly-in fly-out workers to move to the state permanently, saying it would be better for their families and boost the local economy amid...

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Infrastructure
18 May, 2020
Shower a 'sanctuary' from virus: Syd study

Sydneysiders are using enough water to fill 155 Olympic-sized swimming pools each day as they spend more time at home.

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Mining
7 May, 2020
Five miners burned in underground blast

Four mine workers are fighting for life and a fifth is in a serious condition after an underground blast at a Queensland coal mine.

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Infrastructure
18 Mar, 2020
Murray Basin rail project fails to deliver

The Murray Basin Rail Project has failed to improve rural freight outcomes for Victoria despite a $440 million public spend, according to the state's auditor-general.

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Infrastructure
28 Feb, 2020
Qld flood class action win to be appealed

A second Queensland water provider is appealing a class action decision on the 2011 floods potentially worth hundreds of millions of dollars. 

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Infrastructure
21 Feb, 2020
Trade Worker Demand Hotspots Unveiled

Train drivers refused to travel on the section of track where two people died in a Sydney-Melbourne XPT derailment, the rail union says.

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Infrastructure
21 Feb, 2020
NSW rail project cost to blow out by $3b

The cost of a major construction project to build a rail line that will run under Sydney Harbour is likely to blow out by up to...

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Mining
14 Jan, 2020
Qld mining death eighth in two years

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Infrastructure
10 Jan, 2020
Sydney desal plant could double in size

The NSW government is going ahead with plans to expand Sydney's desalination plant to ensure the state isn't left "flat-footed" should the drought continue.

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