30 August 2016
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Second crane accident in ACT in a matter of weeks

Konecranes releases STAHL financials as part of Terex deal

New senior appointment at Kalmar Asia-Pacific


Government Tenders – 29/08/2016

EACH week, CIN compiles the latest government tenders across the construction sector, covering earthmoving, consulting, civil engineering and mining.
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Government Tenders – 15/08/2016

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Government Tenders – 01/08/2016



Home building in NSW set for “reduction”, WA in “dramatic decline”: HIA

ANOTHER two reports are out from the Housing Industry Association (HIA) covering the health of the residential construction industry, showing NSW in for hard times while WA currently suffers.
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A new form of construction contract is coming

STANDARD form contracts create certainty in contract negotiations, allowing parties to gain the benefit of a predictable contractual environment, writes Scott Alden, partner at Holding Redlich.
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Draft update to Adelaide’s 30-year plan

PUBLIC comment is now being sought on a draft update 30-Year Plan for Greater Adelaide, which aims to streamline 89 recommendations made in the original document to six high-level targets.
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Learning tool for construction launched

A pilot program providing “hands-on” construction experience for young professionals was launched today by Constructionarium Australia.
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Removal of level crossings in Victoria begins

CONSTRUCTION to remove nine dangerous and congested level crossings between Caulfield and Dandenong in Victoria has commenced this week.
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New city neighbourhood approved for Melbourne

THE Victorian government has approved plans for Melbourne Quarter, a sustainable city neighbourhood, which will comprise three towers designed by architectural firm Fender Katsalidis Architects alongside some 1690 residential homes.
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Residential construction in NT “requires urgent policy attention”: HIA

THE Housing Industry Association (HIA) is releasing a series of reports on each state and territory’s residential construction market; the Northern Territory Outlook has some sobering news.
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IMAX to be demolished in $700M redevelopment

THE IMAX Sydney will be demolished as part of the $700 million Ribbon project, although it will be rebuilt as part of the overall redevelopment according to The Sydney Morning Herald.
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CIMIC divests telco investment

WHAT started three years ago has now concluded; CIMIC has agreed to sell the remainder of telecommunications company Nextgen Croup to the Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan.
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Tasmania schools get much-needed infrastructure spend

THE Tasmanian government has announced that it will be investing $110 million in education infrastructure.
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Asbestos found in plant installed in smelter

THE plaster layer of eight metal vessels installed for Nyrstar’s $563 million Port Pirie redevelopment in South Australia have been found to contain friable asbestos fibres.
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Total construction work declines 1.9% in June quarter: ABS

THE Australian Bureau of Statistics has released data about the value of construction work done in the June quarter, showing a decline driven by falling engineering work.
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Current housing boom “unlike any other” before it: HIA

THE Housing Industry Association (HIA) has released its latest National Outlook, highlighting a current boom in house building along with a consequent period of decline.
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Business case to be developed for freight rail project

A freight rail project valued at an estimated $381 million in 2011 ($416 million with inflation) now has $3 million in federal funding for a business case.
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Collaboration between University of Sydney and Lendlease

THE University of Sydney and Lendlease have been awarded a $3 million grant by the federal government to undertake a collaborative research project to develop prefabricated multi-storey housing solutions.
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Ausgrid lease stopped

THE NSW government has had to relaunch the transaction process for the partial lease of Ausgrid, after the erstwhile foreign buyers were blocked by federal Treasurer Scott Morrison.
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Workers continue to work around asbestos discovery

ASBESTOS has apparently been found on the site of the $600 million redevelopment of the Sutherland Hospital in Sydney, on Friday.
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