Owners Corporation Fails to Stop Short Stay
An owners corporation in Victoria has failed in its bid to prevent individual apartment owners from letting their apartments out under short stay arrangements after the...
Does the Building System Fail Home Buyers?
The reaction to the Docklands fire has left hundreds of consumers in the lurch, forcing us to ask who today's building system truly serves.
Shoddy Imports Imperil Australia’s Buildings
A leading member of Australia’s strata industry says cheap, low-quality imports threaten to undermine the quality of the country’s built environment, and has called for regulators...
Floating Parks Take Over City Waterways
As dense cities struggle to find space for new buildings and amenities, city waterways are being explored as a platform to facilitate green infrastructure.
Every State Should Review Cladding: Construction Union
Every state and territory in Australia should conduct an urgent audit of the use of potentially dangerous aluminium cladding products, the nation’s biggest union says.
Docklands Fire Shines Light on Compliance and Regulation
When the Docklands Lacrosse Apartment Building Fire erupted in November 2014 the photos of the firestorm suggested there was something very strange and wrong.
Lend Lease Achieves a Green Star First – Interiors Rating
Lend Lease has achieved the first rating under the Green Star – Interiors rating tool.
Was Air-Con a Factor in Docklands Apartment Blaze?
Investigators speculate that construction-related factors may have played a role in expediting the rapid spread of a fire in a high-storey Melbourne apartment complex.
Australia’s First Public CLT Building Opens
A state-of-the-art library that combines traditional books, digital technology and sustainable architecture has opened at Melbourne’s Docklands.