Recent Homebuyers Drive Renovation Activity, Houzz Study Finds

2017 is on track to be another boom year for home renovation in Australia Sydney, Australia, June, 2017 – Recent homebuyers are taking on larger scope projects than all other home renovators according to the Houzz & Home Australia survey from Houzz , the world’s leading platform for home renovation and design. The survey, of […]

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Australia needs to prioritize Affordable Housing

Australia Needs Keep Housing Affordable

According to Dr. Matthew Thomas of Social Policy and Alicia Hall, housing affordability in Australia has broadly declined since the early 1980s. The price to income ratio index shows a tremendous 78% increase between 1980 and 2015. What can be done about it? The common argument is that there simply not enough new houses being […]

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NSW Cladding

Potential Cladding Hazards – 1,000 NSW Buildings

Government audit points to substandard cladding in more than 1,000 buildings in New South Wales. Shortly following the London Grenfell Tower fire, the NSW Government conducted an audit and inspected over 178,000 building projects in the region, among which 1,011 showed signs of dangerous cladding. In response to the findings, Fair Trading minister Matt Kean […]

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Labour Shortage

9 out of 13 Trade Businesses Face Labour Shortage

The latest Trades Report by the Housing Industry Association shows that 9 out of 13 trades in the industry are in moderate undersupply. Ranked at the top of the list, bricklaying is measured at -0.82 on the Association’s index, showing a significant shortage in the business. The scores range from +2 to -2, scores between […]

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“Australian Skilled Dealers Falls Below Demand” is locked Australian Skilled Dealers

Australian Skilled Trades Falls Below Demand

Australian tradesmen are struggling to keep up as the country’s residential building market grows. Owing to the rapid rise of the residential construction industry in Australia, many trades are lacking seasoned professionals to meet market demand. According to the Housing Industry Association’s recent Trades Report, bricklaying suffered the worst shortage, measuring -0.82 on the index […]

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Surge in Approval for Apartment Developments

Surge in Approval for Apartment Developments

Surge in approval for Apartment Developments might result in oversupply In June, the private apartment approval made an unexpected 20 percent jump, according to seasonally adjusted building permit data released by the Australian Bureau of Statistics. Citi economist Paul Brennan says that we face a serious risk of oversupply, which might turn an already crowded […]

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John Holland

John Holland Take on Commercial CBD Site

John Holland Take on Prime Commercial CBD Site in Sydney The acquisition of the former ANZ Bank Building at 275 George Street and capital investment into new development represent a new direction from John Holland’s. They are now focusing on becoming a fully integrated infrastructure and property company. Chief Executive Officer Joe Barr, said locating […]

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Grenfell Tower

Cheaper Cladding Found in Grenfell Tower

Cheaper Cladding Found in Grenfell Tower After Deadly Accident Recent sources have shown that the contractors working on behalf of Kensington and Chelsea Council changed the cladding of the Grenfell Tower from zinc cladding to a cheaper aluminium version in a refurbishment in 2014, the BBC reported. It was also revealed that a document sent […]

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New Multiplex Project With UNSW

New Multiplex Project With UNSW Multiplex has signed recently a contract with the University of New South Wales’ (UNSW) to build the new $174.4 million Science and Engineering Building (SEB) following their project at the Physical Sciences Precinct at the Kensington campus. The building is expected to complete in January 2019. Located on the corner […]

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Northern Gas Pipeline

Northern Gas Pipeline to solve gas supply crisis

$800m Northern Gas Pipeline to solve gas supply crisis The $800m Northern Gas Pipeline, connecting Northern Territory gas to the east coast started in early July. According to Managing Director Paul Adams, the pipeline will alleviate the east coast gas supply crisis. “The project is a boon for business that relies on gas as either […]

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Sydney Light Rail

Progress With the Sydney Light Rail Project

Progress With The Sydney Light Rail Project The construction of the $2.1 billion, 12 km light rail project featuring 19 stops across the city has seen new progress. The rail stopping at Moore Park, Randwick and Kingsford will extend from Circular Quay to Central Station via George Street. “Light rail construction is really coming along […]

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