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NSW: 5000-Strong Petition to Stop WestConnex
Infrastructure
Thursday November 23 2017

NSW: 5000-Strong Petition to Stop WestConnex

Anti-WestConnex campaigners have delivered an open letter with more than 5000 signatures to Premier Gladys Berejiklian calling for a halt and review of the Sydney toll...

Senator Rejects Benefiting from Govt Contracts
Civil
Monday September 18 2017

Senator Rejects Benefiting from Govt Contracts

A Liberal-National Party senator has denied benefiting from federal government road contracts. Under section 44 of the constitution, anyone who holds "any direct or indirect...

Asbestos Found During Melbourne Roadworks
Civil
Friday August 18 2017

Asbestos Found During Melbourne Roadworks

Work on a Melbourne highway upgrade has been shut down after contractors disturbed asbestos, a union says.

Melbourne Facing Pricey Road Options
Infrastructure
Thursday August 10 2017

Melbourne Facing Pricey Road Options

Only one of four proposed routes for Melbourne's "missing link" freeway has a price tag within the Victorian government's $10 billion cost estimate.

Victoria’s Roads in Dreadful Condition
Civil
Tuesday June 27 2017

Victoria’s Roads in Dreadful Condition

Victoria’s roads are in deteriorating condition as vehicle usage is on the rise as the same time as maintenance spending is falling, the latest report says.

CFMEU Fines over Perth Blockade Increased
Civil
Thursday March 30 2017

CFMEU Fines over Perth Blockade Increased

The construction union and some of its key leaders have been fined $242,000 for blocking work on the $80 million Perth International Airport expansion.

Perth Freight Link Project Highlights Laws
Environment
Thursday March 30 2017

Perth Freight Link Project Highlights Laws

West Australian Greens Senator Scott Ludlam says he has no confidence the state's laws can protect the environment following the handling of the contentious Perth Freight...

Design Failure Caused SA Bridge Closure
Infrastructure
Wednesday February 22 2017

Design Failure Caused SA Bridge Closure

Design failures are to blame for an overpass across one of Adelaide's busiest roads shifting, causing safety concerns that closed the road for five days.

NSW Auditor Slams Funding on $3.5b WestConnex
Civil
Wednesday February 15 2017

NSW Auditor Slams Funding on $3.5b WestConnex

NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian should halt Sydney's $16.8 billion WestConnex road project after a national auditor-general's report found major flaws in the way the project was...

Civil
Aug 2 2018
Alberta Roadbuilders Take Province to Court

A group of five Alberta roadbuilders say the province has forced its hand following a “costly and potentially illegal” government decision to transfer more than $500...

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Civil
Jul 5 2018
A Melbourne ‘Super Highway’ -Building an East West Link and a North East Link

A Melbourne ‘Super Highway’ –Building an East West Link and a North East Link

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Civil
Jun 13 2018
Victoria 'short-changed' on Road, Rail Funding

Victoria is being short-changed when it comes to federal infrastructure funding because most of the Turnbull government's pledged $7.8 billion won't flow through for at least...

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Mining
Jun 6 2018
Qld Govt Considers Funding Road for Adani

The Queensland government is considering temporarily funding a $100 million road upgrade for the Adani coal mine, despite the premier's promise no taxpayer funds will go...

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Civil
May 1 2018
Melbourne Suburban Roads get $2.2b Revamp

Melbourne's suburban roads will have 550km of extra road built as part of a $2.2 billion state government plan to bust congestion.

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Infrastructure
Apr 10 2018
New Freeway for Melbourne's Southeast

A planned bypass in Melbourne's southeast is set to become a four-lane freeway under a $75 million cash injection in the upcoming state budget.

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Civil
Feb 23 2018
Safety Concerns at Toowoomba Road Site

Ten heavy-vehicle rollovers in 18 months at a Queensland construction site have led to calls by the state government for reassurances the health of workers is...

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Civil
Jan 4 2018
ORBA, OAPC Take Action After Auditor General’s Criticism of Asphalt

Action is being taken on criticisms about premature cracking asphalt flagged in the auditor general’s 2016 report, says Ontario Road Builders’ Association (ORBA) president Geoffrey Stephens.

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Civil
15 Dec, 2017
Queensland Receives Scathing Roads Report

The Queensland government will have a "close look" at a scathing report that found the state-controlled road network was deteriorating and being underfunded.

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