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  • 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. 

  • Carl Schibrowski will focus on liveability, sustainability and diversity as the newly elected President of the Property Council of Australia NSW Division.
  • In order to upgrade the Townsville Airport and allow for the terminal to meet the current and expected passenger capacity, the Northern Australia Infrastructure Facility (NAIF) has provided a $50 million loan.
  • Rate your Road, the largest transport survey in NSW's history, conducted by the National Roads and Motorist Association (NRMA) has just released the results. The survey takes into account: congestion, condition and safety, and gets the participants to rate the road from a scale of 1 (very poor) to 100 (excellent).

     

  • The Queensland Government just released a 10-year plan to provide a framework and support statewide (trucking, shipping, rail and air cargo)freight transport.