INFRASTRUCTURE

We're still in transition...

We're still in transition...

The latest ABS construction activity data for the December quarter 2016 proves that there is still some transitioning to go before the Australian economy moves past the post-mining boom phase, says Master Builders Australia.

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Seymour Whyte Constructions successfully tenders for Chandler Highway project

Seymour Whyte Constructions successfully tenders for Chandler Highway project

Seymour Whyte Constructions has been named the successful tenderer for the project to remove two notorious bottlenecks along the Chandler Highway, and plans to start work within the next couple of months.

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A fine solution

A fine solution

One construction and demolition recycling company is increasing its tonnages and with its eye fixed firmly on the future, it has embarked on a million-dollar project to upgrade its crushing plant in Belrose, NSW.

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Joint venture delivers new tier-one capability to the Australian construction sector

Joint venture delivers new tier-one capability to the Australian construction sector

RF Holdings and Impresa Pizzarotti & C. S.p.A have announced the establishment of Australia's newest national construction firm, Roberts Pizzarotti Pty Limited.

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Small Business and Unfair Contract Terms within the Construction Sector: are your contracts compliant?

Small Business and Unfair Contract Terms within the Construction Sector: are your contracts compliant?

The Treasury Legislation Amendment (Small Business and Unfair Contract Terms) Act 2015 (Cth) ('SBUCTA') commenced on 12 November 2016. This law extends the existing unfair contract term regime that applied to consumer, to a new category of 'small business contracts.'

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Crossbench senators slammed for changes to ABCC legislation

Crossbench senators slammed for changes to ABCC legislation

The union that represents electrical professionals in the power and construction industries has slammed the decision of key cross-bench senators to pass an amendment to the ABCC legislation.

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New CEO appointed to NELA in Victoria

New CEO appointed to NELA in Victoria

The Victorian government has announced the appointment of a new chief executive officer of the specialist North East Link Authority (NELA). Duncan Elliott will join NELA from the RACV, where he is currently general manager of Membership and Rewards.

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Funding bought forward for construction of new hospital in Wagga

Funding bought forward for construction of new hospital in Wagga

The NSW Government has announced they are bringing the $170 million funding forward so the demolition work can begin on the stage three redevelopment of the new Wagga Wagga rural referral hospital.

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Recycled materials from aquaculture can be used in place of concrete and asphalt

Recycled materials from aquaculture can be used in place of concrete and asphalt

A Tasmanian-based recycling firm has set its sights on end-of-life fishing lines and nets - difficult to recycle materials given the number of polymers they're made of - and will soon install "very expensive" technology to divert these problem wastes from landfill.

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Taxpayers coping the bill for construction sector lawlessness

Taxpayers coping the bill for construction sector lawlessness

The Australian Resource Industry Employer Group have released a statement this week saying the proposed toughening of the Australian Building and Construction Commission (ABCC) legislation is not only a massive win for Australia's construction sector, but critical to ensuring a more responsible use of taxpayer dollars.

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