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  • NEWS

    Engineering company fined after crane collapses onto building

    A structural engineering company has been fined $225,000 after three workers were injured when a tower crane collapsed onto an apartment block in Wolli Creek, NSW.  S&T Services Pty Ltd was investigate... more

  • NEWS

    Plumber fined and suspended following repeated failures

    A plumber has been fined more than $16,000 and had his plumbing licence suspended for one year after a string of failures relating to plumbing work at a property in Travancore, Victoria. Shameer Khan was fin... more

  • NEWS

    Building company fined $175,000 over death of worker

    A building company has been fined a total of $175,000 over the 2017 death of a contract worker in Yarloop, Western Australia. Gran Designs WA Pty Ltd pleaded guilty in the Bunbury Magistrates Court yesterday... more

  • 2021-22

    NEWS

    2021-22 Budget asserts the value of construction industry

    The 2021-22 Federal Budget, delivered by Treasurer of Australia, the Hon. Josh Frydenberg MP on 11 May 2021, will continue to strengthen the role of Australia’s construction industry. The Budget will injec... more

  • Engineering company fined after crane collapses onto building
  • Plumber fined and suspended following repeated failures
  • Building company fined $175,000 over death of worker
  • 2021-22 Budget asserts the value of construction industry
NT Infrastructure

Territory Government establishes NT Infrastructure Body

The Northern Territory Government has today announced the establishment of an NT Infrastructure Body and Infrastructure Commissioner to actively pursue investment and drive major projects in the Territory. The Infrastructure NT Commissioner will ensure the Territory builds the public infrastructure needed to deliver important job-creating projects that will help achieve the NT Government’s goal of a $40 billion economy by 2030. The Commissioner will have a direct channel to the Minister for Infrastructure, Planning and Logistics and will give effect to the Territory Economic Reconstruction Commission's r... more
Girls in Property

Tasmania commits to funding ‘Girls in Property’ program

The Property Council of Australia (PCA) has welcomed a $25,000 funding commitment from the Tasmanian Liberals, if re-elected, to help fund a pilot program of the Girls in Property initiative for Tasmanian high school students. The Girls in Property program, which has been run in mainland states by the PCA, raises awareness amongst high school students about the raft of career paths available in the property industry. PCA’s Tasmanian Division Executive Director, Rebecca Ellston, said the program is aimed at encouraging greater female participation in the property industry. “This funding will greatl... more
Sports

Sports facilities going solar could power 2,890 households

Installing solar panels on major sports stadiums and on the roofs of cricket, soccer and AFL head offices could generate around 20,000 megawatt-hours of clean energy – enough to power 2,890 households, new research has highlighted. The research found the installation of solar panels on major stadiums and headquarters would create jobs and prevent 310,000 tonnes of climate pollution over two decades. By going solar these sports could save a combined total of $3.7 million annually in the long term. Going solar is good for regional and community clubs too, with a high-level assessment of regional and com... more
technologies

Project to examine community perspectives on emerging technologies

Technologies in urban spaces are monitoring weather conditions, understanding pedestrian foot traffic, determining when bins need to be emptied and monitoring public spaces through CCTV - but how do the city’s residents understand and interact with these technologies? A recent project between the City of Melbourne and the Emerging Technologies Research Lab (ETLab) at Monash University is looking at the experiences and perspectives of emerging technologies in and around Melbourne’s CBD, to better plan for inclusive future cities. Just like any other major city, emerging technologies are adopted to impro... more
post-tensioning

New post-tensioning scheme launched to boost construction sector

Australia’s construction sector is set to benefit from the introduction of rigorous new standards for post-tensioning – the method of reinforcing concrete with high-strength steel strands or bars. Post-tensioning is widely used in commercial buildings, infrastructure and residential apartment blocks as it provides greater design flexibility and speed of construction. It also reduces the amount of concrete or other materials required in construction processes, representing a more economical and environmentally friendly solution. The new standards, which are specifically designed to provide greater a... more
alliance

New alliance to help decarbonise construction industry

Over 30 leading companies have joined forces with the NSW Government and WWF Australia to launch a new alliance aimed at decarbonising Australia’s building and construction industry. The Materials & Embodied Carbon Leaders’ Alliance (MECLA) aims to drive reductions in embodied (upfront) carbon across the building supply chain. This means working collaboratively to create demand for products like greener steel, concrete, cement and aluminium, and alternative products including mass timber, and reused and reformed waste materials that can be used to decarbonise Australia’s construction industry, wi... more
office assets

Lendlease office assets achieve carbon neutral status

One of the nation’s largest group of office assets, Lendlease Funds Management’s Australian office portfolio, has been certified carbon neutral. The carbon-neutral status applies to more than $11.1 billion in office assets and 566,000 square metres of floor space managed by Lendlease across three of its flagship office funds – Australian Prime Property Fund (APPF) Commercial and two International Towers trusts that comprise the office precinct at Barangaroo South. The carbon-neutral goal has been achieved five years ahead of Lendlease’s target for funds to be Net Zero Carbon by 2025 for Scope 1 and... more