Australia Lagging on Infrastructure Reform
When you are handed a to-do list which is 78 items long, you are going to be busy.
Canadian Non-residential Construction Jumps in June
New construction starts in June increased 11 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $896.3 billion, reports Dodge Data & Analytics. This represents a second...
Victoria’s Construction Industry is Booming
Starting from December this year, four 100-metre long tunnel boring machines (TBMs) will begin arriving in Melbourne.
State Based Agency Referrals Must be Cleaned Up
As Australia’s population expands, urban renewal and development are needed to cater for growing housing and infrastructure requirements.
Corrosion Protection Critical for Infrastructure Assets
Over the 10 years to 2027, Australian households, businesses and governments are expected to fork out $2.018 trillion in building new homes, commercial buildings, and civil...
Australia Undergoing a Massive Road and Rail Boom
Before the 2013 federal election, then opposition leader Tony Abbott promised to be an ‘infrastructure Prime Minister.’
The Gold Coast is All Grown Up
A decade ago the Gold Coast was known for meter maids, schoolies and fish and chips on the beach. A lot has changed.
Calls for Migrant Cap as Australia’s Population Booms
The NSW opposition leader has called for a cap on Australia's migrant intake as Sydney and Melbourne reach infrastructure breaking point.
Pork Barrelling Makes a Pig’s Ear of Infrastructure Decisions
Australians are all too familiar with the election time frenzy of vote-buying. Pork barrelling costs Australia dear in monetary terms, but it’s also wrecking our future...
Australia Must Better Plan Regional Communities and Towns
For former Sydney-based couple Scott and Michelle Robertson, the move to Wagga Wagga 450 kilometres away has been one of the best decisions of their lives.
Social Value: The New Currency in Construction and Infrastructure
Recent major project awards have vividly illustrated that it is no longer good enough to offer the cheapest price to win a bid - you must...
Transurban Finalises $9.3b WestConnex Deal
Transurban has finalised its purchase of a 51 per cent stake in Sydney's Westconnex motorway.
Post-Games Legacy Alive on Gold Coast
Six months after the Commonwealth Games left town, the Gold Coast's sports venues are booked solid.
ACCC Approves $13 Billion APA Takeover Bid
The competition watchdog has approved a Hong Kong consortium's $13 billion takeover bid for APA Group, Australia's biggest gas pipeline company.
Value Capture Models Maximise Returns for Infrastructure Projects
Federal and State government, as well as the private sector have a unique opportunity to leverage opportunities associated with Australia’s $70 billion infrastructure spend over the...
$15.8b Melbourne Toll Road Design Released
Melbourne's $15.8 billion North East Link will have twin three-lane tunnels stretching more than five kilometres, and 1.2km of lowered roads, according to new detailed plans.
SA:Aust 'Uniquely' Placed in Power Struggle
Australia is uniquely placed to help manage the competition for power in the Asia-Pacific, new Defence Minister Christopher Pyne says.
Australia Signs New Pacific Security Deal
Australia and New Zealand have signed on to an expanded security deal with the their smaller Pacific neighbours.