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Contract for Festival Plaza work contained conflict of interest, audit finds
Wed, 18 Oct 2017 17:39:38 +1100

Major flaws are uncovered in the awarding of a government contract for almost $3 million of work on the controversial redevelopment of Adelaide's Festival Plaza.

Labor pledges penalties for builders installing cladding blamed for Grenfell Tower fire
Thu, 12 Oct 2017 01:06:52 +1100

The Federal Opposition is promising tougher penalties for builders who breach the National Construction Code and install the kind of cladding blamed for London's Grenfell Tower fire.

Protester arrested during union rally over Perth airport link
Wed, 11 Oct 2017 14:39:03 +1100
A protester has been arrested at a rally organised by the CFMEU in Perth, with police alleging he assaulted an officer while the man complained about his treatment.
Protester arrested during CFMEU rally over Perth Airport rail link
Wed, 11 Oct 2017 14:39:03 +1100

A man allegedly assaults a police officer as 200 unionists protest over claims an international firm building a rail tunnel to Perth Airport is underpaying workers.

Foreign buyers purchase a quarter of new homes in NSW
Wed, 11 Oct 2017 11:23:13 +1100

More than a quarter of new homes built in New South Wales are being bought by foreign buyers, with Victoria close behind and closing in, according to new research from Credit Suisse.

The construction loophole leaving buyers with higher energy bills
Tue, 10 Oct 2017 13:40:32 +1100

The law says newly built houses should have a six-star energy rating, to help residents afford their heating and cooling bills. But some builders seem to be findings ways around this requirement.

Soaring Sydney house prices to spark mass migration north: Macquarie
Fri, 06 Oct 2017 13:52:19 +1100

A flood of cashed-up Sydneysiders could inject more than $8 billion into Queensland's economy in coming years as they flee soaring property prices.

Chinese developers 'walking away' from Australian projects
Wed, 04 Oct 2017 18:28:31 +1100

Large Chinese developers are pulling out of some developments as they struggle to get finance for their projects.

Opera House releases plan on how to preserve Utzon's vision
Wed, 04 Oct 2017 15:16:38 +1100

There's no disputing the Sydney Opera House is a beloved cultural icon, but the matter of how to preserve its condition and status is less straightforward.

Building approvals edge up but well below their peak
Tue, 03 Oct 2017 16:41:40 +1100

While building approvals and first home sales rose in August, both are well below where they were 12 months ago and point to cooling activity in residential construction.