• First building at Sydney’s Eastlakes Live topped out

    Crown Group has celebrated the ‘topping out’ of the first building at Eastlakes Live, an important milestone in one of the most exciting residential and retail developments the area has seen in decades. ... more
  • First look at the new roof for Sydney’s Central Station

    The public has just been given their first glimpse at the new 2,240 square metre vaulted roof at Central Station. Installation is underway as part of the city’s new Sydney Metro. The roof rises to 16 metre... more
  • 35 South Marina officially underway in Adelaide

    After securing the green light from the State Commission Assessment Panel (SCAP) earlier this month, 35 South Marina is now going full steam ahead. Designed by Hames Sharley, 35 South Marina Hotel is set to ... more
  • Roadmap for one of the largest medical centres in the southern hemisphere

    The Hames Sharley Team and their consultants engaged with stakeholders extensively for the Master Plan of Queen Elizabeth II Medical Centre (QEIIMC), which ensures a carefully planned future for the development... more

Carbon-neutral apartment building to halve strata levies

Residents in a planned new apartment complex in Fremantle are set to save 50 per cent on their annual strata levies under a landmark renewable energy partnership between technology company Power Ledger and developer OP Properties. OP Properties’ five-storey development, Montreal Commons, will comprise 39 apartments, a ground floor cafe and basement parking, and will be one of the first-ever carbon-neutral apartment buildings in Australia. “Montreal Commons pays homage to the area’s industrial heritage and will contribute to the character of the East Village at Knutsford Mixed-Use precinct, while givi... more

$200M Wyong Hospital reaches high point

The $200 million Wyong Hospital Redevelopment reached a significant milestone on 11 August, with a traditional topping out ceremony held to celebrate the six-storey building reaching its highest point. Premier Gladys Berejiklian said the $200 million Wyong Hospital Redevelopment will not only significantly increase health service capacity for the local community, it is also boosting employment for the region. “This redevelopment has created more than 800 construction jobs, with more than 650 of these workers living locally.” Health Minister Brad Hazzard detailed that the redeveloped hospital would h... more

One of Sydney’s tallest towers tops out

Greenland Australia has reached a major milestone this month, with the completion of the uppermost floor of Greenland Centre Sydney, which rises 67 storeys (235 metres) above the Sydney streetscape. Greenland Centre Sydney is located on the site of the former Sydney Water headquarters at 115 Bathurst Street, just moments from Town Hall Station. Once complete, Greenland Centre Sydney will comprise a total of 479 apartments, varying in size from 39 to 265 square metres and the 674 square metre David Selden-designed $35 million King Penthouse. G... more

Iconic clock tower restored at Brookfield Place Sydney

In a significant construction and engineering feat, the heritage 1930s clock tower at Shell House has been restored as part of Brookfield Properties’ landmark new $2 billion Brookfield Place Sydney development. For two years, the building’s iconic 400-tonne clock tower was wrapped in scaffold and temporarily supported by over 1,400 tonnes of structural steel. This enabled construction company Multiplex to demolish the existing floors and excavate the sandstone beneath to create a new basement for the Shell House building. This occurred while simultaneously restoring the clock tower and leaving it su... more

Community feedback sought for refurbishment of the InterContinental Hotel

The Department of Planning, Industry and Environment (DPIE) has put out a call for community feedback on the refurbishment and upgrade of the InterContinental Hotel on 115-119 Macquarie Street in Sydney’s CBD. The Department’s Executive Director of Regions, Industry and Key Sites Anthea Sargeant said community input is a vital part of the assessment process and encouraged everyone to have their say on the proposal which seeks to make internal and external alterations to the hotel tower, including: External upgrades to the street level, including new curved glass facade; Restoring the heritage faca... more

Collaborative design facility pushes innovation boundaries

A new design facility, located at the University of Adelaide, will offer organisations and individuals a space in which to push the boundaries of technical, industrial and business innovation. Launched on Tuesday, the Collaborative Design Facility, which is the first of its type in Australia, will be used by the people who will shape the future of Australia’s participation in the global economy in key sectors such as defence, energy, AgTech, life sciences or health. “Innovation occurs through creative collaboration. The Collaborative Design Facility provides an environment in which people produce innov... more

Australia will soon have its first renewable-powered hospital

The Australian Capital Territory (ACT) Government has announced that the Canberra Hospital Expansion will run on 100 per cent renewable electricity. The ACT Government is expanding Canberra Hospital to include a modern, purpose-built and state-of-the-art 40,000 square metre emergency, surgical and critical healthcare facility at the existing hospital campus in Woden. The new building will include more operating rooms, more treatment spaces and more intensive care beds to expand the overall capacity of the hospital. Marking the largest healthcare infrastructure commitment ever undertaken by the ACT Gove... more

Japanese-inspired building starts construction at $1B development

Construction is officially underway on Aire, a Japanese-inspired golf-side building located in Sekisui House’s $1 billion 'The Orchards' master-planned community. Designed by award-winning architectural practice, Rothelowman, Aire is set to become a striking architectural statement in Norwest, NSW, comprising 57 exclusive nature-inspired residences with uninterrupted views across Castle Hill Country Club. Hide Seguchi, CEO and Managing Director at Sekisui House Australia said that The Orchards is a visionary project that has set a new benchmark for luxurious apartment living in Norwest and The Hills Dist... more