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  • World Architecture Festival announces WAFX 2024 award winners

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    World Architecture Festival announces WAFX 2024 award winners

    The World Architecture Festival (WAF) has unveiled the winners of its WAFX 2024 Awards, recognising over 30 future projects that address major architectural challenges facing society and the planet. The WAFX... more

  • CFMEU faces multiple investigations amid criminal infiltration allegations

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    CFMEU faces multiple investigations amid criminal infiltration allegations

    The Construction, Forestry, Maritime, Mining and Energy Union (CFMEU) is under intense scrutiny following explosive allegations of criminal gang infiltration and misconduct. The claims, which emerged from a ... more

  • Hobart unveils new Transit Corridor Growth Strategy

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    Hobart unveils new Transit Corridor Growth Strategy

    The Tasmanian government has released the Northern Suburbs Transit Corridor (NSTC) Growth Strategy, a comprehensive plan to guide future development along Hobart's key residential growth corridor. This strat... more

  • WA govt invests $52.3m to boost construction apprenticeships

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    SA boosts building industry support with $1.1m investment

    The South Australian government has announced a $1.1 million investment over the next two years to enhance support for consumers and the building industry in managing complaints. This funding boost comes as ... more

  • World Architecture Festival announces WAFX 2024 award winners
CFMEU faces multiple investigations amid criminal infiltration allegations

CFMEU faces multiple investigations amid criminal infiltration allegations

The Construction, Forestry, Maritime, Mining and Energy Union (CFMEU) is under intense scrutiny following explosive allegations of criminal gang infiltration and misconduct. The claims, which emerged from a Nine Network investigation, have prompted multiple inquiries and raised serious questions about the union's operations and influence. According to the reports, bikie gang members and convicted criminals have allegedly been appointed as senior union delegates, with some securing positions on major government-funded projects, including Victoria's $100 billion 'Big Build' infrastructure program. The all... more
Hobart unveils new Transit Corridor Growth Strategy

Hobart unveils new Transit Corridor Growth Strategy

The Tasmanian government has released the Northern Suburbs Transit Corridor (NSTC) Growth Strategy, a comprehensive plan to guide future development along Hobart's key residential growth corridor. This strategy is underpinned by the proposed rapid bus network, which aims to transform the region's urban landscape and stimulate economic growth. The NSTC Growth Strategy outlines a vision for the staged renewal of areas surrounding the unused rail line from Macquarie Point to Granton. Minister for Business, Industry and Resources, Eric Abetz, emphasised that the rapid bus network and development at Mac Poin... more
WA govt invests $52.3m to boost construction apprenticeships

SA boosts building industry support with $1.1m investment

The South Australian government has announced a $1.1 million investment over the next two years to enhance support for consumers and the building industry in managing complaints. This funding boost comes as part of the state government's efforts to address challenges faced by the sector in recent years. The additional resources will be allocated to Consumer and Business Services (CBS), the state's consumer watchdog, to expand its capacity to handle building-related issues. The investment will enable CBS to provide improved advice to consumers and traders, assist in dispute resolution, and oversee concil... more
SafeWork NSW launches major safety campaign to reduce workplace risks

Australian businesses lag in proactive safety culture, new report reveals

A comprehensive study of over 2,600 companies across Australia, New Zealand, and the United Kingdom has uncovered a significant gap between compliance and genuine safety culture in Australian workplaces. The Safe365 Safety Culture Maturity Report 2024, the first of its kind to analyse safety culture maturity across these three countries, highlights a concerning trend where businesses equate legal compliance with worker safety. The report, which evaluates safety culture on a scale of 1-100, reveals that reactive practices still dominate the health and safety landscape. While policies (70 per cent) and in... more
NSW government launches transparency initiative for building approvals

NSW government launches transparency initiative for building approvals

In a significant move to enhance transparency and accountability in the building approvals process, the New South Wales (NSW) government has unveiled a new initiative. This effort is part of a broader strategy to meet ambitious housing targets and restore consumer confidence in the construction industry. The centrepiece of this initiative is a new reporting dashboard designed to provide real-time data on the performance of local councils in processing building approvals. This tool will allow stakeholders, including developers, builders, and the general public, to monitor the efficiency and effectiveness... more
The World Architecture Festival 2024 shortlist unveiled

The World Architecture Festival 2024 shortlist unveiled

The World Architecture Festival (WAF) 2024 shortlist has been unveiled, showcasing the most innovative architectural projects from around the globe. The announcement comes ahead of the live event scheduled for November 6-8 at Marina Bay Sands in Singapore. This year's shortlist celebrates outstanding completed buildings, landscapes, and future architectural concepts across 33 categories, ranging from residential to transport and retrofit. The selection process narrowed down 800 entries to over 480 projects from more than 350 unique practices. The WAF, known as the world's largest live-judged architec... more
Weld Australia wins prestigious Andre Leroy Prize at 2024 IIW Awards

Weld Australia wins prestigious Andre Leroy Prize at 2024 IIW Awards

Weld Australia has been awarded the esteemed Andre Leroy Prize at the 2024 International Institute of Welding (IIW) Awards, held during the IIW Annual Assembly and International Conference on Welding and Joining in Rhodes, Greece. The Andre Leroy Prize recognises significant contributions to scientific and technical training or teaching in welding processes and allied technologies. Weld Australia received this honour for its innovative work on a comprehensive suite of learning resources designed for the delivery of 12 welding and fabrication units of competency in the Manufacturing and Engineering (MEM) Tr... more