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$3.8 billion infrastructure splash is Government's response to 'uncertain' economic conditions
Wed, 20 Nov 2019 10:10:36 +1100

Prime Minister Scott Morrison is ramping up infrastructure investment in a bid to boost Australia's flagging economy.

NBN apologises after worker 'smashes up' asbestos near home without proper warning
Wed, 20 Nov 2019 09:22:00 +1100

When a worker in a hazmat suit erected danger tape across his driveway and began extracting asbestos from a pit, an Albany father wondered why he wasn't notified.

Huge Federal funding deal set to fast track major infrastructure projects in Queensland
Wed, 20 Nov 2019 09:19:46 +1100

A raft of major infrastructure projects across Queensland is set to go ahead, after a surprise deal was reached between the state and federal governments.

A builder with a hammer
Thu, 14 Nov 2019 11:43:39 +1100
For just $40,000 you can build a home using the soil beneath your feet
Thu, 14 Nov 2019 08:43:13 +1100

While it may look like a replica of Luke Skywalker's dwelling on Tatooine, this house is actually a council-approved residential abode made entirely out of bags filled with soil.

Parliamentary report calls for independent building commission to fix NSW construction industry
Wed, 13 Nov 2019 14:50:06 +1100

A parliamentary committee report calls for the establishment of a building commission to improve standards across the construction industry in the wake of the Mascot Towers and Opal Tower scandals.

'An absolute wonder': How the construction of Perth's Narrows Bridge transformed the city
Wed, 13 Nov 2019 12:32:24 +1100

For 60 years it has been the main link between Perth's north and south, carrying almost 200,000 vehicles a day, but few realise what an engineering marvel the Narrows Bridge is.

Russian man wanted over St Peters stabbings found dead in park
Sun, 10 Nov 2019 15:44:48 +1100

Police find the body of Vladimir Kondakov, who had been on the run since he attacked two men at a construction site at St Peters, in Sydney's inner-west, last Wednesday.

When rich nations banned deadly asbestos, the industry fought to keep it flowing here
Thu, 07 Nov 2019 05:28:26 +1100

Years after Australia banned all forms of the building material, big companies and lobby groups have worked together to keep Asia importing thousands of tonnes of white asbestos, and health experts fear an impending 'explosion' in cancer.

140-year-old perfume bottle created in honour of Queen Victoria found at Brisbane construction site
Sun, 03 Nov 2019 15:41:42 +1100

A perfume bottle topped with Queen Victoria's crown and an old toothpaste box are among artefacts uncovered at the construction site for a Cross River Rail station in Brisbane.