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Property council elects new president

Property council elects new president

THE Property Council of Australia has elected Phil Soumilas, as the new president for the Victorian division of the council.

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Residential construction in Newcastle booming

Residential construction in Newcastle booming

CONSTRUCTION in Newcastle is set to top $2 billion, as investment in high-rise housing looks set to boom.

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Sydneysiders fed up with infrastructure disruption

Sydneysiders fed up with infrastructure disruption

THE Baird government is spending $12.6 million spruiking the Sydney metro to the public in an attempt to win over support as the city continues to be engulfed in disruption.

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ACIF releases priorities for 2016

ACIF releases priorities for 2016

AS the federal election fast approaches, the Australian Construction Industry Forum (ACIF) has released its 2016 Policy Priorities, which includes the re-establishment of the Australian Building and Construction Commission (ABCC) with its former powers.

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$200M offered to rural Vic hospitals

$200M offered to rural Vic hospitals

THE Victorian government has created a $200 million fund to rebuild rural and regional health facilities across the state.

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ACCC takes action against alleged cartel conduct

ACCC takes action against alleged cartel conduct

THE Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) has commenced proceedings in the federal court against four companies and three individuals for alleged cartel conduct in relation to the supply of polycarbonate roof sheeting (polycarb) to retailers in Australia.

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Widespread improvement found in HIA Housing Scorecard

Widespread improvement found in HIA Housing Scorecard

THE latest Housing Industry of Australia (HIA) Housing Scorecard has shown broad improvement in the housing construction sector, but it isn’t rosy everywhere.

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$600 million commercial tower opens

$600 million commercial tower opens

CIRCULAR Quay in Sydney is now formally home to another new tower built by Mirvac Projects, this one currently holding a 6 Star Green Star rating and a 5 Star NABERS rating with an Australian first WELL certification coming in the near future.

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44-storey mixed use tower starts development works

44-storey mixed use tower starts development works

CONSTRUCTION has begun on another project in Parramatta, beginning the process that will eventually deliver a new 44-storey mixed use tower to the growing urban centre.

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Cruise ship terminal project has price slashed to one third

Cruise ship terminal project has price slashed to one third

THE Cairns Shipping Development Project has increased its scope to include 300m long cruise ships while slashing the price to one third of what was originally proposed.

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