Entries by Sue Bruce

$397M CONVENTION CENTRE REDEVELOPMENT COMPLETE AS EAST BUILDING OPENS (SA)

30th August 2017

Premier, Jay Weatherill, says the Adelaide Convention Centre redevelopment is officially complete, paving the way for thousands of conventions and events, and expected to generate almost $2 billion dollars in economic activity and support 1,200 ongoing jobs. “The Stage Two East Building – the final element of the $397 million redevelopment – […]

HIGHEST HOUSING APPROVALS CONTINUE FOR NSW (NSW)

30th August 2017

Housing approvals in NSW continue at historic highs with 70,897 residential building approvals over the past year, according to data released today by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS). Minister for Planning and Housing, Anthony Roberts, said the rate of building approvals and completions in NSW was unprecedented and showed the NSW […]

WESTERN SYDNEY AIRPORT TO CREATE JOBS AND INVESTMENT BOOM (FED)

31st August 2017

Western Sydney Airport will generate tens of thousands of jobs – thousands more than previously estimated – according to new modelling from Ernst and Young.

By 2031 – five years after the airport is scheduled to open – Western Sydney Airport will have delivered an estimated 28,000 additional jobs both inside the […]

MACKENROTH TO FOX OUT CLADDING (QLD)

24th August 2017

The Palaszczuk Government has appointed former Deputy Premier and Treasurer Terry Mackenroth as honorary chair of the taskforce charged with assessing non-conforming cladding. Minister for Housing and Public Works Mick de Brenni said Mr Mackenroth would lend immense experience to Queensland’s nation leading push to combat non-conforming products like cladding. “I am […]

EXPERTS APPOINTED TO REVIEW BUILDING AND CONSTRUCTION SAFETY ISSUES (FED)

24th August 2017

A leading academic and an expert lawyer have been appointed to examine compliance and enforcement issues in Australia’s construction sector to help ensure the ongoing safety of the nation’s buildings. The Building Ministers’ Forum (BMF) today announced that Professor Peter Shergold AC and Bronwyn Weir have been commissioned to assess compliance and […]

JOBS AND HEALTH BENEFITS IN $120M BOOST FOR INDIGENOUS INFRASTRUCTURE (QLD)

16th August 2017

Indigenous communities across Queensland are set to benefit from critical infrastructure upgrades, with a $120 million boost over four years to improve water, wastewater and solid waste infrastructure. Visiting Mornington Island, Aurukun and Pormpuraaw this week, Minister for Local Government and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Partnerships Mark Furner said the Indigenous […]

REGIONAL COMMUNITIES INVITED TO HAVE THEIR SAY ON SKILLS, TRAINING AND JOBS NEEDS (SA)

17th August 2017

Higher Education and Skills Minister Susan Close, says employers, job seekers, training providers, and community organisations are invited to have their say on skills, training and jobs needs in regional South Australia. The South Australian Government is undertaking a comprehensive stakeholder engagement process to better understand and respond to industry demand and […]