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Commonwealth Pumps $2 Billion into Low Emission Technologies
Energy
Thursday September 17 2020

Commonwealth Pumps $2 Billion into Low Emission Technologies

Technologies such as hydrogen, carbon capture, microgrids and others are set to receive a significant funding boost as the Commonwealth Government sees to generate employment and...

Fire Safety Regulation and Control – Moving Forward
Buildings
Tuesday September 15 2020

Fire Safety Regulation and Control – Moving Forward

Is the combustible cladding crisis behind us, or at least under control? Or are there other major fire risks and latent fire hazards waiting to hit...

Construction Impacts as Much Sea as Land
Environment
Monday September 14 2020

Construction Impacts as Much Sea as Land

The area of sea around the world which is affected or modified by construction activity is at least as great as that which has been impacted...

Huge New Roof Will Transform Australia’s Busiest Train Station
Infrastructure
Thursday September 10 2020

Huge New Roof Will Transform Australia’s Busiest Train Station

The skyline above Sydney’s busiest train station is being transformed as an 80 meter roof weighing 330 tonnes is being erected across nine platforms.

World’s Concrete Industry Shoots for Carbon Neutral Future
Structural
Tuesday September 8 2020

World’s Concrete Industry Shoots for Carbon Neutral Future

Carbon neutral concrete will be a reality by 2050 under a new plan which includes reducing and eliminating energy related emissions, reducing process emissions through new...

Cyber security: Time to Close the Back Door
Technology
Monday August 31 2020

Cyber security: Time to Close the Back Door

Cyber security threats are not a new phenomenon. Information technology (IT) systems have always needed to be protected from unauthorised access.

NSW Wants to Replace Unsafe Bridges
Infrastructure
Friday August 21 2020

NSW Wants to Replace Unsafe Bridges

Hundreds of old and unsafe timber bridges will be replaced with new modular concrete bridging systems under a $500 million program being run by the NSW...

We can’t build our way out of traffic congestion
Infrastructure
Wednesday August 19 2020

We can’t build our way out of traffic congestion

Almost all new highway and road widening projects are ‘sold’ to the public as a means of reducing, or ‘busting’, traffic congestion. In reality, new or...

Victoria Asks Engineers for Feedback on Registration
Business
Wednesday August 19 2020

Victoria Asks Engineers for Feedback on Registration

Engineers in Victoria are being asked for feedback about the proposed registration scheme for engineers in that state.

Mining
May 18 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
May 18 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
May 7 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
Mar 18 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
Feb 28 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
Feb 21 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
Feb 21 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
Jan 14 2020
Qld mining death eighth in two years

WHAT HAPPENED?

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Infrastructure
Jan 10 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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