NSW building commissioner ‘needs teeth’
NSW Labor has called on the Berejiklian government to introduce legislation that ensures the state's new building commissioner has the powers to make real change.
Unlicensed Builders Putting Consumers in Jeopardy
The rap sheet against Matthew Rixon was damning.
RBA says Restrictive Zoning Adds $489,000 to a Sydney House
The research by Ross Kendall and Peter Tulip presents a very disturbing picture of how much cost has been added to houses and apartments in Sydney....
Which Approach to Non-Complying Products is Best?
Since the Grenfell tragedy in London and the Lacrosse apartment debacle in Melbourne, politicians of all stripes have been under pressure to act on combustible cladding...
Localism and Existing Character Focus Will Slow Development
Around the world, there is a shift from globalism to localism and from support for growth to the protection of local character.
NSW Defect Bond Scheme is Beset with Problems
Few issues force politicians to act on dodgy building practices more than reports of 85 percent of new apartments being riddled with defects.
NSW Land Clearing Code Challenged in Court
NSW laws allowing private landowners to clear large areas of native vegetation without approval are being challenged in court.
Australian Construction Workers in Massive Demand
Skilled construction professionals are in massive demand throughout Australia as record levels of building activity feed through to record levels of employment within the sector.
‘Dodgy’ NSW Builder Charged a Second Time
A Sydney builder with a history of carrying out unlicensed contracting, demanding excessive deposits and failing to finish work or provide customers with insurance certificates, has...
NSW govt push for fed infrastructure funds
The NSW treasurer will call for the Commonwealth to dig deep for city and nation-building infrastructure when he meets with his interstate counterparts in Adelaide.
NSW premier stands by stadium timeline
The NSW premier is confident the new Allianz Stadium will be completed by 2022 as planned, despite there being no company contracted to build it.
Ground Broken at Western Sydney Airport
The first piece of earth has been broken at the construction site for the new Western Sydney Airport.
NSW Open to Army Support in Tackling Drought
NSW may call on the army to help drought-stricken farmers if the situation gets worse, the premier says.
Govt Accused of Inflating Stadium Figures
A key claim supporting the NSW government's business case for a new western Sydney stadium was never agreed to by the NRL, a parliamentary inquiry has...
NSW EPA Doubts 'Low-impact' Coalmine
A proposed new underground coalmine within the Sydney drinking water catchment will use "innovative" measures to reduce its environmental impacts but the state's watchdog isn't convinced.
Victoria Bests NSW as Top Performing Economy
More people and new homes have helped Victoria edge past NSW as the nation's top performing economy, a new report shows.
NSW Budgets to Clean Up Waste and Asbestos
The environment is getting a clean-up with $196 million in the NSW budget to reduce waste and tackle illegal dumping but climate change has been given...
NSW Budget Surplus Comes in at $3.9b
The NSW treasurer has revealed a $3.9 billion budget surplus and promised to use "the Holy Grail of numbers" to relieve cost-of-living pressures across the state.