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Many Mascot Towers owners can’t pay levy
Buildings
Tuesday September 10 2019

Many Mascot Towers owners can’t pay levy

Apartment owners in Sydney's cracked Mascot Towers have asked for the NSW government to help fund remediation works because a third of them can't afford to...

Apartment building drops for 17th month
Business
Friday September 6 2019

Apartment building drops for 17th month

The slowdown in construction activity eased in August even as demand for new apartments dropped for a 17th straight month.

New Boss to Tackle Victoria’s Cladding Crisis
Commercial
Monday August 5 2019

New Boss to Tackle Victoria’s Cladding Crisis

A new boss is set to lead Victoria’s push to eradicate combustible cladding as the government in that state ramps up efforts to deal with dangerous...

Apartment Dwellers Sing Multi-Story Living Praises
Residential
Thursday June 6 2019

Apartment Dwellers Sing Multi-Story Living Praises

Around Australia, but particularly in Sydney, an anti-development mood seems to be growing that attacks apartment buildings.

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...

Apartments Could Be Death Traps for Elderly in Heatwaves
Residential
Friday August 31 2018

Apartments Could Be Death Traps for Elderly in Heatwaves

In the European heat wave of 2003, 14,802 excess fatalities were recorded in France alone as temperatures rose above 37 degrees Celsius for seven consecutive days.

Beyond Boring Apartments
Residential
Wednesday July 25 2018

Beyond Boring Apartments

“We only want beige.”

Has Fire Safety Been Ignored for Profits?
Buildings
Tuesday November 7 2017

Has Fire Safety Been Ignored for Profits?

Around Australia, the influx of foreign capital in over recent years has seen a scramble on the part of developers to get new apartment stock to...

Australia Must Improve Waterproofing Standards and Practices
Residential
Thursday October 5 2017

Australia Must Improve Waterproofing Standards and Practices

For five Irish students and one Irish American, the date of June 16, 2015, should have been one in which they celebrated a 21st birthday party...

Buildings
Jul 10 2019
Third Sydney Unit Block Evacuated

A third Sydney apartment block is under scrutiny over building and safety issues after it was revealed its residents were evacuated late last year.

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Residential
Jun 18 2019
Cracked Syd Unit Residents Seek Answers

Evacuated residents of a cracked Sydney apartment building are hoping to get some answers from authorities as they grapple with the uncertainty of temporary accommodation and...

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Residential
Jun 17 2019
Qld Govt May Close Cladding Loopholes

Queensland may ban provisions allowing combustible cladding on high-rise buildings, with concerns the global insurance fallout from the Grenfell Tower disaster could affect the state's construction...

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Business
Feb 28 2019
New Apartment Market to Begin Recovery in 2019: Urbis

Green shoots in the market for new apartments are set to appear in 2019 as declining levels of new supply and ongoing demand may lead to...

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Buildings
Feb 6 2019
Melbourne Tower Residents Can't Go Home

Residents at a fire-damaged Melbourne high-rise covered in flammable cladding will have to wait until at least next week before they can go home.

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Buildings
Feb 6 2019
Arson, Terror Fears over Suspect Cladding

Apartment towers fitted with high-risk cladding could become a target for arsonists or terrorists if their locations across Melbourne are revealed, the city's fire service warns.

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Buildings
Feb 4 2019
Apartment Block Alight in Melbourne CBD

A high-rise Melbourne apartment building fire that forced an early morning evacuation, contains the same combustible cladding on London's Grenfell Tower, authorities say.

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Residential
Jan 11 2019
Opal Residents Reluctant to Reoccupy Tower

The builders of Sydney's cracked Opal Tower say most residents will be able to move back in on the weekend but the owners' committee isn't convinced...

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