Public feedback sought on improved Waterloo south redevelopment plan

    The City of Sydney council has approved the City’s assessment of the NSW Land and Housing Corporation (LAHC) proposal for development at Waterloo estate south. The City’s improvements to the LAHC proposa... more


    WorkSafe Victoria HQ named Geelong’s healthiest office building

    WorkSafe Victoria’s headquarters, located at 1 Malop Street in Geelong, has just been awarded a 5.5 Star NABERS Base Building Energy rating – making the building a regional leader in sustainable design. ... more


    Assael launches design studio in Australia

    UK architectural practice, Assael, has launched an Australian design studio to bring its strong Build to Rent (BTR) design expertise to development opportunities in the country. Based in Sydney, the studio w... more


    Construction underway on major job-creating CBD office

    Major works have commenced on a new 20-storey office block at 83 Pirie Street in Adelaide, creating thousands of jobs during construction, with the Department for Infrastructure and Transport to be the anchor t... more

  • Public feedback sought on improved Waterloo south redevelopment plan
  • WorkSafe Victoria HQ named Geelong’s healthiest office building
  • Assael launches design studio in Australia
  • Construction underway on major job-creating CBD office

New Royal Park facilities to boost local sport

Community sports facilities in Royal Park will get a multi-million dollar upgrade, with City of Melbourne councillors considering final concept plans for the redevelopment of Brens and Ryder Pavilions. ​The pavilions will be significantly redeveloped to provide universally accessible gender-neutral change facilities and more room for the growing demand in community sport, particularly the growth in female participation in sport. Lord Mayor of Melbourne, Sally Capp, said the pavilions will better cater for local clubs and community groups, whose feedback has been incorporated into the concept plans. “We plan to invest funds to revitalise Brens Pavilion and Ryder Pavilion to…

Parramatta Powerhouse moves ahead with planning approval

Plans for the new Powerhouse Museum at Parramatta in Western Sydney have been approved by the New South Wales Government, following extensive community feedback Minister for the Arts, Don Harwin, said he is delighted that Western Sydney will have the biggest and best museum in NSW and first major cultural institution. “With a focus on science and technology, Powerhouse Parramatta will be the museum’s flagship site and hold the revered Powerhouse collection it is renowned for.” Member for Parramatta, Geoff Lee, said the new museum will play a pivotal role in propelling the local economy during the pandemic while putting…

Green light for a new $1B Sydney metro town centre

The New South Wales Government has officially approved the creation of a town centre in Sydney’s thriving north-west which will feature new homes, create more than 2,000 jobs and provide the public with more open space. Minister for Planning and Public Spaces, Rob Stokes, said the new town centre will change the face of The Hills Showground area and serve the community for decades to come. “This exciting new development in the heart of The Hills will create homes, jobs and outstanding public spaces on the doorstep of a Metro station,” Minister Stokes said. “It will offer a diversity of housing for…

New mass engineered timber building tops out in Brisbane

The latest five-storey mass engineered timber building to be constructed in Queensland topped out this week as the final, prefabricated Glue Laminated Timber Beams and Cross Laminated Timber panels are craned into position. The NIOA facility extension in the Brisbane Airport precinct is the first mass timber structure of its kind for construction company, Besix Watpac, and Site Manager Ben Rowlands said it’s been exciting for the entire team. “We forecast the structure to take 36 days for completion, but we are on track to be complete in just 26 days in total,” Mr Rowlands shared. “Part of the construction…

Construction starts on Gold Coast development set to create 1800 jobs

The sod has officially been turned on the $400 million Tower 2 development on the Gold Coast – a 63-storey mixed-use tower that will include an internationally-recognised five-star hotel brand with whom final negotiations are taking place. Planned for a mid-to-late 2024 opening, Tower 2 will be built on the most south-eastern part of Broadbeach Island, and will feature 210 five-star hotel rooms and 457 apartments. Multiplex has been awarded the contractor role for the build with site establishment works commencing this week, followed by initial demolition works starting in the next few weeks. Tower 2 is forecast to create…

$260M office tower in Brisbane breaks ground

Construction has started on the landmark circa $260 million 895 Ann Street office tower in Fortitude Valley, Brisbane. The A-Grade commercial building, designed by John Wardle Architects, is the first of its kind in the James Street precinct and will comprise almost 24,000 square metres of net lettable space, across 15 levels. More than 300 workers are expected to be employed over the construction program, with 895 Ann Street’s anticipated completion set for April 2023. With a striking dual frontage glass façade, the building will offer future tenants high quality, contemporary office space, ground floor retail and a roof-top bar,…

Construction commences on next-generation industrial precinct

Frasers Property Industrial, a business unit of Frasers Property Limited, has officially marked the start of construction of its Vantage Yatala estate in Queensland. The next-generation industrial precinct, which has a total end value in excess of $300 million, will consolidate the Yatala region’s position as one of the major distribution hubs for South East Queensland. Together with key stakeholders, yesterday Troy Whalan, General Manager, Queensland for Frasers Property Industrial hosted a ‘Turning of the sod’ celebration on-site, with special guests including City of Gold Coast Mayor Tom Tate, Deputy Mayor Donna Gates and Councillor Mark Hammel. Primely located in…