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‘Low Carbon, High Performance’ Report

As a signatory to the Paris Climate Change Agreement, Australia has committed to reaching net zero emissions by around 2050. Australia’s built environment contributes almost a quarter of Australia’s emissions, offering a significant opportunity for emissions reduction. The Low Carbon, High Performance report provides detailed modelling of potential emissions reductions from the building sector, setting […]

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Three ways to better market your business

The world is changing fast and we have seen significant technological advances in the construction industry: Building Information modelling (BIM), automation, and robotics are a reality for the building, infrastructure, and industrial sectors. A good chunk of the changes we are seeing can be credited to increasingly demanding customers who are now more tech savvy […]

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What does an ‘eco friendly’ home look like? Part 2

AFTER  Article Provided by GECA: Once the interior fitout of Emma and Andrew’s apartment was complete, it was time to start adding furniture. The couple had very little in the way of already-accumulated furniture between them, which meant a lengthy list of items that they still needed to buy, make, or otherwise obtain for free. […]

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What does an ‘eco friendly’ home look like? Part 1

    Article Provided by GECA:                                     While many people might picture an architectural marvel with hillside views, or perhaps a tiny home on wheels, eco-friendly living doesn’t need to be expensive or difficult. Sustainable building and interior design […]

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New Managing Director for Oceania

RICS will begin 2017 with a new Managing Director for Oceania following the recent appointment of Stephen Albin to the role. Currently the CEO of the Urban Development Institute of Australia, Stephen brings a wealth a property and commercial-sector experience to us. Stephen said he looked forward to growing the already-strong reputation of RICS in the […]

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CPSISC is transitioning to Skills Oz

Skills Oz is a wholly owned trading entity of the Construction & Property Services Industry Skills Council and was formed to advocate and support the future needs of the construction and property services workforce as an initiative and directive of the peak industry bodies to advance and undertake: Workforce development needs Identification and planning of […]

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The Sydney Fish Market

The NSW government wants to move the Sydney Fish Market The NSW government wants to build a new $250 million fish market, pushing out into Blackwattle Bay just a few hundred metres from the existing site, which they want to sell off for apartments to pay for the development. The government’s development arm, UrbanGrowth NSW […]

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Overhaul Training And Licensing Requirements

NSW government plans to overhaul real estate training and licensing requirements It will take more training than “what a budding barista needs to do to make good coffee” to become a real estate agent, under sweeping reforms proposed by the NSW government. In a reforms paper released on Saturday, the government says it will demand […]

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Bungle Exposes To Planned Road Projects

Bungle exposes 205 properties to planned roads projects in Sydney The owners of 205 properties given the wrong information could have the planned F6 motorway in southern Sydney and other roads constructed over or near their homes or businesses, including one that will need to be compulsorily acquired for a tunnel. After trawling through data […]

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AU$2.2 billion for infrastructure projects

Sydney Water Budgets AU$2.2 billion for infrastructure projects Sydney Water has budgeted AU$2.2 billion for total infrastructure projects over the next four years, providing the foundation for growth in the Harbour City. The money will go towards a number of important infrastructure projects in the City, including the construction of a AU$27 million wastewater pumping […]

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Chinese Company Submits Sydney CBD Project Proposal

Chinese Company Submits $500M Sydney CBD Project Proposal In a move which indicates continuing investment interest from Chinese companies, China’s Han’s Holdings lodged an application for a mixed use development worth nearly $500 million with one of the tallest buildings in Sydney’s CBD. According to the The Australian, the proposed development will be built on […]

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