INDUSTRY NEWS

Clash between unions and Vic gov escalates

On Tuesday, 20,000 construction workers walked off the job to protest the Australian Building and Construction Commission (ABCC) and new building code, causing the shutdown of 100 construction sites.

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Roebuck Civil awarded contract for Mackay Ring Road project

A second contract to relocate water mains on the construction site of the new Mackay Ring Road has been awarded to local company Roebuck Civil.

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NZ face a $100B-plus deficit due to ageing water infrastructure

New Zealand's local authorities face a $100 billion-plus to replace ageing water infrastructure such as water pipes, drains and sewers and will need central government assistance to meet the bill, according to Local Government New Zealand (LGNZ).

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Could recycled plastic be a viable alternative for timber railway sleepers?

Could recycled plastic be a viable alternative for timber railway sleepers?Lock icon

Recycled plastic railway sleepers made in northwest Victoria could be the next weapon in the war against waste, as testing is currently underway to verify whether using converted polystyrene and agricultural plastic waste can be used as an alternative material for sleepers on heritage railways.

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Brisbane's roadmap for congestion reduction

A roadmap for the future of Brisbane's public transport is set out in a new State government and Brisbane City Council strategy - Connecting Brisbane, which outlines what's needed to implement a modern high-frequency public mass transit system.

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Tenders alert: business opportunities across Australia

Tenders alert: business opportunities across AustraliaLock icon

Looking for work? Here's a summary of the tenders that are now open across the country.

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Deere acquires the Wirtgen Group

Deere & Company has signed a definitive agreement to acquire the Writgen Group, a privately owned international company that is a leading manufacturer of road construction equipment worldwide.

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Palaszczuk government introduce new laws in response to worksite deaths

New laws introduced by the Palaszczuk government will now enable Queensland's building regulator to take action on cases where the safety and the lives of workers on building sites are in jeopardy.

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Final girders delivered for new Warrell Creek bridge upgrade

The final 20 girders needed to build the Warrell Creek bridge are now being put into place, bringing the $380 million upgrade of the Warrell Creek to Nambucca Heads section of the Pacific Highway one step closer to completion.

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Safety promised to build better work places

Businesses can now make a Safety Promise to help improve the health and safety of their workers, Minister for Better Regulation Matt Kean announced last week.

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