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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Sydney home building soars at 16-year high

New home building in Sydney is now at a 16-year high, according to the latest figures from the NSW Department of Planning & Environment. More than 30,000 new homes were completed in Sydney during 2015/16, a 10.4% increase from the previous year. Multi-units now account for two out of three new homes within the Sydney […]

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Arup appointed to conserve Sydney Opera House

The Sydney Opera House may, as part of inspection and conservation efforts, be having its foundations checked by robots within five years, a new study plan from Arup and University of Sydney reveals. The new conservation methods are part of a wider renovation study by the partners, funded through The Getty Foundation. The Sydney Opera House, situated on Bennelong Point […]

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Artists to help brighten construction sites

City of Sydney is calling for artists to help brighten construction sites You can’t get much better exposure than by exhibiting your work in the street. City of Sydney is calling for visual artists to submit their work to be exhibited on hoardings throughout the city. To be clear, hoardings are the temporary board fences erected around construction […]

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Greens to improve access in new homes

The Greens say they would vastly improve the disability and ageing accessibility of new homes in Canberra by 2020. It is the first detailed election initiative of the campaign for the Greens, who may yet again find themselves in a balance-of-power position in the expanded Legislative Assembly. The Greens say they would make all new homes […]

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NSWRL centre of excellence starts construction

NO more talk, no more promises. The NSWRL centre of excellence at Sydney Olympic Park is now a reality. The first sod of turf was turned on Wednesday as the $20m development officially began construction. It means the NSW Blues will have a new home from 2017, right next door to their home ground, ANZ […]

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Opera House Undergoes $202 Million Renovation

The Sydney Opera House has revealed designs for a $202 million renovation project, the largest upgrade program to the Jørn Utzon-designed building since it opened in 1973. Announced by New South Wales Deputy Premier and Minister for the Arts, Troy Grant, the project’s main goal is to “improve access and ensure it meets the needs and expectations of […]

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Construction Professionals is In Demand

The boom in construction has been felt across by a lot of Eastern Australian – namely in the housing industry, particularly in Sydney. As a result, there has been a significant surge in the demand for construction workers. The construction companies have become somewhat desperate, so much that they decided to adopt the methods they […]

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The future of construction industry

As the construction industry continues to boom, we cannot overlook the advantages that new and advanced technologies can bring us. These include 3D concrete building, kinetic/ solar roads and self-healing concrete to name a few. Nonetheless, they currently do not seem to be emphasized enough, despite their potential to develop and greatly enhance the construction […]

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