Crane Collapse

Residents Return After Crane Collapse

Residents have recently been allowed to return home after the authorities came up with a solution to remove the collapsed crane the fell on to an apartment complex. An investigation has been underway regarding the cause of the incident, which damaged a nearby unit block on Brodie Spark Drive at Wolli Creek on Sunday. Authorities […]

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Construction Companies Without Insurance Face Collapse

The legislation of the new law may result in the collapse of construction companies as two tiers will be created, says James MacQueen, advisory partner in the construction and real estate sector for business advisory and accountancy firm BDO. The amendment was a response to the collapse of Mainzeal in 2013, which leaves unsecured creditor […]

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Long-awaited second airport in Sydney

The Australian Government has announced that it will build a second international airport, costing up to $5bn to construct. Western Sydney Airport (WSA) will be located at Badgerys Creek, 50km west from the city centre. It will become the first major airport developed in Australia for more than 50 years. The new 3.7km runway is […]

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Construction Sector Continues to Grow in NSW

Under the active activity in home building and reasonably strong civil sector, recruitment outfit Hays says the building sector will create more employment opportunities. “Australia’s construction industry remains one of the country’s strongest economic drivers, with continued staffing demand and vacancy activity- although levels of activity do vary based on location,” the report read. “In […]

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Grenfell Tower

Chelsea Council May Be Charged with Corporate Manslaughter

According to Sky News, the Kensington and Chelsea Council and the Chelsea Tenant Management Organisation may face prosecution for the manslaughter offence, stated in a letter from the Metropolitan Police. In the 2007 act, an organisation is found guilty of corporate manslaughter “if the way in which its activities are managed or organised… causes a […]

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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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