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Transport Minister Andrew Constance says Sydney's CBD light rail has been opened for essential workers to get to their jobs
Fri, 03 Apr 2020 06:56:28 +1100
This is the second and final stage of the light rail running from Anzac Parade to Kingsford .
Time lapse video shows of construction of Sydney's light rail operating between Anzac Parade and Kingsford
Fri, 03 Apr 2020 06:56:28 +1100
The completion of the second and final stage of the light rail comes four months after trams began running between Circular Quay and Randwick.
SA Premier unveils $650m jobs stimulus package as doctor calls for lockdown
Thu, 26 Mar 2020 08:32:51 +1100

Details of the latest stage of the State Government's economic response to the coronavirus pandemic are released, but a leading disaster response doctor says the country needs to be completely shut down.

Residents fight proposal to store contaminated soil from West Gate Tunnel near school
Wed, 11 Mar 2020 05:14:43 +1100

More than 1,000 people rally against a proposal for contaminated soil from the West Gate Tunnel Project to be dumped in an old coal mine in Bacchus Marsh.

Canberra construction company goes bust, sending shockwave through industry
Mon, 09 Mar 2020 08:36:49 +1100

Canberra building company Banyan Constructions is placed into liquidation with debts of more than $21 million, as industry figures worry about the secondary collapse of companies which were owed money.

Australia's infrastructure body wants to see 'cycling superhighways' in Melbourne
Wed, 26 Feb 2020 10:50:59 +1100

Infrastructure Australia says hundreds of kilometres of "cycling superhighways" should be built in Melbourne in the next five years, as the advisory body pushes for a national focus on water supply in the face of drought and climate change.

Cities, disruption and Australia's never-ending jackhammer
Wed, 26 Feb 2020 05:50:03 +1100

Construction projects disrupt our cities for years on the promise of progress, but experts warn we need to evaluate whether these projects are really worth it.

Wrecking ball batters 'Leaning Tower of Dallas'
Tue, 25 Feb 2020 12:02:20 +1100
The "Leaning Tower of Dallas" has endured scores of blows from a wrecking ball. The social media sensation born when a part of an 11-story building survived implosion is set to come down.
'Leaning Tower of Dallas' becomes unwitting tourist attraction after defying demolition
Tue, 25 Feb 2020 12:02:20 +1100

A Texas skyscraper is attracting curious onlookers by resembling a better-known landmark in Italy after the core of its structure was left standing when explosives failed to go off.

SA Government loses seven-month fight to keep combustible cladding documents secret
Tue, 25 Feb 2020 07:04:28 +1100

The SA Ombudsman orders the State Government to release documents about the fire risk posed by cladding on the Adelaide Convention Centre, rejecting arguments that it could put the public at risk of an attack.