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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Selecting Sustainable Building Products

Materials Intelligence-A Necessity For Selecting Sustainable Building Products Interview with David Baggs, the CEO and Program Director of Australia’s leading Type 1 eco label Asked the question what hinders professionals in the construction sector from buying sustainable materials, David Baggs, the CEO and Program Director of Australia’s leading Type 1 eco label has a confident […]

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The Plan For Sydney Olympic Park

The NSW government wants to turn Sydney Olympic Park into a massive residential development   The Baird government wants to increase the homes at Sydney’s Homebush Olympic site by more than 1000%, with a 14-fold increase in the residential population as part of a massive redevelopment of the precinct unveiled yesterday. Under the draft Sydney […]

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Sydney projects bring surge in construction jobs

Sydney projects bring surge in local construction jobs A new report has highlighted a surge in local jobs on the back of the ongoing AU$3.6bn (£2.1bn) infrastructure investment in the Western Sydney region of Australia. More than 150 local contractors and suppliers are now benefiting from the delivery of key road projects. The second report […]

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Hitachi Construction Biggest Acquisition

Japan’s Hitachi Construction Offers $529m To Buy Australian Parts Marker Bradken A second Japanese mining equipment maker is positioning itself for a recovery in commodities, after Hitachi Construction Machinery Co. followed its larger competitor Komatsu Ltd. in announcing what would be its biggest-ever acquisition. Hitachi Construction, the world’s top maker of giant excavators, has offered […]

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