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  • $200m Funding Announced For Sydney Infrastructure & Urben Renewal Projects

    The City of Sydney has recently announced that over the next financial year they will spend in the region of $200m on major infrastructure projects. The main beneficiaries will be projects set in the Green Square neighbourhood along with improvements to the environmental performance of the city as a whole and the Light Rail.

  • vDespite the propsed $100 billion investment by the Federal Government for infrastructure, prominent economists have claimed that Australia should invest more heavily in infrastructure. This claim has lead to the National Road Transport Association (NatRoad) into supporting the cause. The announchement specifically referenced calls for infrastructure investment to be evaluated by an independent agency.
  • The North West Metro, Australia's first fully accessible railway, will open to passengers on Sunday 26th of May 2019. This service will run from Rouse Hill to Chatswood and will be a turn up and go service. The train will run every 4 minutes on peak hours.
  • Looking to streamline and grow Australia's freight network, the Australian Federal Government has outlined a plan which involves efficiently collecting and analysing freight data. Federal Minister for Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Development, Michael McCormack backs this initiative claiming that “We know better data makes better decisions and that means jobs and opportunities can flow.”
  • The Council of Australian Governments (COAG) has tasked the Productivity Commission to conduct a review into the far-reaching transport reforms, with a focus on the safety and efficiency of the national freight network. The COAG looks to establish a national regulatory system. The transform reform was designed to provide productivity gains for the economy while reducing the compliance burden on the transport industry via cutting fees and duplication of work. The Productivity Commission will look at whether the initiative is actually delivering productivity benefits and safety. The Commission is due to report to Government within twelve months of commencement. It will undertake broad public consultation, and invite public submissions.
  • The economic connection and community connection is at the heart of all effective infrastructure. For Airports, the connection provided is increasingly becoming a part of how we live our lives and how it can support the nation's economic growth. The Australian Airports Association (AAA) conducted a study and found that airports add $34.6 billion in economic activity and $32.3 billion in tourism activity – a huge contribution to our economy. This comes as no shock due to the concentrated efforts by airports to invest to meet the immensely various needs of the millions of passengers they serve every year.
  • Increase in NSW Safety Measures Called for After Death of Apprentice.

    Months before the death of an 18 year old apprentice the NSW workplace safety watchdog served over 100 notices of scaffolding breach.

  • Green cities around the world - 8 ways Australian cities can go green. Global cities are implementing policies to go green. Here are 8 policies Australian cities can follow to help cut emissions

  • The construction market in NSW has been growing significantly over the last couple of years.  Many commentators are now somewhat uncertain about the future of the industry, in particular, the residential market. Will the growth continue? Factoring in potential unstable political situations and amendments to lending, industry leaders are concerned about how all would be impacted

  • If you want to know about some of the cities of the future, you should spend time studying the design of airports. Despite being one of the newest architectural typologies, airports are some of the few structures with the magnitude, intricacy and density to rival cities. At airports, systemic urban conditions are exaggerated, making them fascinating case studies for urban design.

  • After 3 years of construction, Canberra has finally got their own light rail and they are celebrating last Saturday, 20th April with free travel for the whole month for the local community. On this first day of operation, over 25,000 passengers experienced the light rail.  The light rail is now in active service from the 20th onwards.

  • Over $100 Billion Allocated for Infrastructure Construction, Upgrades and Redevelopment

    Over the next ten years the Federal Government has pledged $100 Billion Dollars for infrastructure investment, alongside the state investment the figure increases to well over $100 billion.

    So Where's this money going to be spent? In short: Roads and Rail.

  • As part of the Western Sydney Infrastructure Plan, CPB Contractors of the CIMIC Group company has been selected by the New South Wales Government to complete stage 6 of the Northern Road Upgrade. The contract awarded is expected to bring the company approximately $119 million in revenue.

  • A growing construction sector and a well planned out pipeline of infrastructure and commercial projects will provide protection to Australia should there be any potential regional or global economic slowdown.

  • Notre Dame Architectural Competition. 

    Following the tragic fire at France's iconic Notre Dame Cathedral, it has been announced that an international architectural competition will be run to redesign the roofline.

  • Australian made products have been highlighted at Sydney Build Expo to encourage people to seek out local manufacturers and businesses.
  • Mercure hotel is set to open at Sydney's Hills district in July 2019 in a new partnership with Accor and Lewis Land Group.

  • A large amount of scaffolding and concrete collapsed at a Macquarie Park worksite, leaving an 18-year-old dead. 

  • A 40 per cent increase in the cranes across Melbourne's CBD and suburbs show the boom in their construction industry with a peak of 222 cranes. In contrast, Sydney's residential sector only shows 310 cranes, a 10 per cent decrease from the year before. 

  • Light rail development "destroyed" a critical Aboriginal legacy site in Sydney's east that another report says shed light on early collaborations between Indigenous individuals and British pilgrims.
  • In order to find new unique ways to make housing in Sydney more diverse and affordable, the City of Sydney initiated a new challenge involving financing, management and design.

  • April 2019 will be the start of the major works on the Melbourne Metro Tunnel's South Yarra entrance.

  • Technology affects our everyday lives, from the way we work, how we move and interact with each other. With such rapid development and influence in daily functions, it is more important now than ever to plan for cities of tomorrow.

     

  • Increased funding from the Federal Government will allow programs, such as the National Australian Built Environment Energy Ratings System and the Commercial Building Disclosure, to continue and expand; allowing for energy efficiency programs to run in the built environment. 

What the Australian construction industry is saying about Sydney Build...

  • The Perfect Hire team and I thought the expo was fantastic. There was a great mix of people walking through looking at the exhibitions and we have gained a lot of quality leads due to this. We did not hesitate to sign up for the following year when approached to do so.
    Perfect Hire
  • This expo has 100 percent given us very goods leads we could follow up on. This is the best form of marketing we’ve done so far. We’ve been able to connect with leads that are usually very difficult to get in contact with. We’re definitely coming back next year.
    High Exposure
  • The show has a good variety of content including conference, summit and the exhibition itself. We got some quality leads as well. We will definitely come again next year.
    Nexvia
  • I just wanted to say to you and the team, great job on an excellent event. I'd been in years before and this one was by far the best. You had great traffic. I was actually surprised. I'm definitely interested in a bigger speaking role next year and I'll likely exhibit.
    Tradie Web Guys
  • We got some quality leads. The show is managed by very nice organizers. We enjoyed the content and environment of the show a lot.
    Regupol Australia Pty Ltd
  • The show is excellent for the business. There’s lots of good quality people to do business with. This is also the best show we’ve ever been to.
    EZY Profile Systems


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