Entries by Gemma Walker

CIVIL CONTRACTORS APPLAUD CROSS RIVER RAIL ANNOUNCEMENT (QLD)

The Civil Contractors Federation Queensland (CCF QLD) applauds today’s announcement by the Palaszczuk Government that they will continue to drive the delivery of the critical Cross River Rail infrastructure project. Policy and funding settings have in the past failed to deliver sustainable, long term growth in Queensland infrastructure investment, resulting in an overall widening of […]

MONASH UPGRADE THE CENTREPIECE OF TURNBULL GOVERNMENT’S VICTORIAN INFRASTRUCTURE PACKAGE (FED)

The Turnbull Government has committed to an additional $1.5 billion to get on with essential infrastructure to support Victoria’s regions and ensure Melbourne retains its mantle as one of the most liveable cities in the world. The centrepiece of our new commitment is a billion­dollar upgrade of the congested Monash Freeway serving the communities of […]

PLANNING FOR MELBOURNE’S RAPID POPULATION GROWTH (VIC)

The Andrews Labor Government is planning for Melbourne’s rapid population growth, as the latest ABS figures again show Melbourne is the nation’s fastest growing capital city. An average of 1760 people are added to our population each week, totalling 91,600 in the 2014-15, compared to 1600 per week and 83,300 last financial year in Sydney. […]

GROWING TREND FOR COUNCILS TO SELL PLANNING DECISIONS THROUGH VALUE CAPTURE (NSW)

The Urban Taskforce is concerned about a growing trend across Sydney councils to adopt policies that change planning rules as a mechanism for raising funds for infrastructure. “The trend by Sydney Councils to formalise Value Capture policies seems to be escalating across Sydney,” says Urban Taskforce CEO, Chris Johnson. “While flexibility is needed in determining […]

NEW CEO APPOINTED TO ‘BUILD’ ON SUCCESS

The Australian Institute of Building (AIB) today announced Greg Hughes as the new CEO at the leading Institute for building and construction professionals.

Announcing the appointment, National President Norman Faifer FAIB, FAIQS, FIAMA acknowledged the excellent contribution the former CEO had made and now looked forward to a fresh strategic approach.

“Greg brings a wealth […]

LABOR TO ENSURE SMART, SUSTAINABLE INFRASTRUCTURE (FED)

A Labor Government will toughen assessment of proposed major infrastructure projects by requiring the incorporation of smart infrastructure technology and sustainability measures before projects qualify for Commonwealth funding, announced Shadow Infrastructure Minister Anthony Albanese. Under current arrangements, the independent Infrastructure Australia advises the Commonwealth on major projects in terms of cost-benefits analysis and whether they […]

MEDIAN HOUSE PRICE FALLS FOR THE FIRST TIME IN THREE YEARS (FED)

The Real Estate Institute of Australia (REIA) says that after thirteen consecutive quarters of growth, the weighted average median house price for the eight Australian capital cities decreased in the last quarter of 2015. Australia’s housing market recorded the first decrease since the December quarter of 2012, according to the latest REIA Real Estate Market […]

FREE EVENT – WOMEN BUILDING FUTURES – VIC

Save the date to celebrate the women who are leading in Property, Construction and Project management on International Women’s Day, 2016. 

Women Building Futures – RMIT University

As part of International Women’s Day, the School of Property, Construction and Project Management is thrilled to be hosting Women Building Futures: Careers in Property, Construction and Project […]

STATEMENT ON THE RELEASE OF INFRASTRUCTURE AUSTRALIA PLAN (FED)

“The release of Infrastructure Australia’s (IA) first 15-year plan provides a clear direction for improving infrastructure provision in our growing cities and regions,” Business Council of Australia Chief Executive Jennifer Westacott said. “Australia’s infrastructure challenges are well known to all – rising congestion, high infrastructure costs and poor quality infrastructure services. IA’s plan to meet […]