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NSW government introduces public space charter

Architecture AU - Thu, 10/22/2020 - 11:52
The NSW government has released a draft public spaces charter outlining a series of principles for a state with “more and better” public spaces.

Kate Doyle steps down as Architects Accreditation Council of Australia CEO

Architecture AU - Thu, 10/22/2020 - 10:46
Kate Doyle will step down as CEO of the Architects Accreditation Council of Australia (AACA) in March 2021.

Freedom Home Warranty Review (2020)

Todays Homeowner - Thu, 10/22/2020 - 01:55

Freedom Home Warranty is now part of Old Republic Home Protection. Here’s what you need to know.

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Proposal to build multi-user 'green' jetty in Exmouth

Building and Construction - Wed, 10/21/2020 - 20:29

An environmentalist fears a "green port" in Exmouth could damage the fragile marine environment.

Crown Resorts missed red flags of possible money laundering involving VIP high rollers, inquiry told

Building and Construction - Tue, 10/20/2020 - 18:01

Crown Resorts chairwoman Helen Coonan tells an inquiry it's "better late than never" to investigate possible money laundering involving VIP high rollers at its casinos.

Federal Police to ask ICAC if Daryl Maguire had any involvement in airport land deal

Building and Construction - Tue, 10/20/2020 - 15:03

The AFP will contact ICAC to seek information about whether former state politician Daryl Maguire had any involvement in a controversial land deal.

Australian projects win popular vote in international awards

Architecture AU - Tue, 10/20/2020 - 14:52
Durbach Block Jaggers and John Wardle Architects’ gallery and performance venue Phoenix Central Park has been voted the best cultural building of 2020 by an international audience.

Architecture schools can be self-obsessed and claustrophobic

Architecture AU - Tue, 10/20/2020 - 14:43
Tom Heneghan, a professor in the Department of Architecture at Shibaura Institute of Technology in Tokyo, reflects on the eye-, mind-, and door-openning opportunities of "internationalized" architectural education.

Miracle box: Phoenix Central Park

Architecture AU - Tue, 10/20/2020 - 14:31
Behind a singular brick facade, John Wardle Architects and Durbach Block Jaggers have brought into dialogue a labyrinthine gallery and a timber-lined performance space.

Three Sydney heritage buildings to be unified in an ‘advanced architectural form’

Architecture AU - Tue, 10/20/2020 - 13:08
FJMT has prepared designs for the transformation of three heritage buildings into a mixed-use and hotel complex.

Deadline on $20,000 home builder grant extended in WA

Building and Construction - Tue, 10/20/2020 - 12:58

More West Australians will be able to access $20,000 grants to build a home after the State Government announces it is extending the deadline for construction to start on new projects.

Auditor-general says Leppington Triangle deal is first he's ever alerted to AFP

Building and Construction - Tue, 10/20/2020 - 00:15

Australia's auditor-general Grant Hehir says the Australian Federal Police were alerted to the Leppington Triangle land deal after he realised "there was information we found which we couldn't explain" and decided it was in the public interest to inform the commissioner.

National heritage body opposes war memorial redevelopment

Architecture AU - Mon, 10/19/2020 - 15:35
The Australian Heritage Council has thrown its weight behind a growing body of objections against the $500 million redevelopment of the Australian War Memorial in Canberra.

Trust rating to be implemented for NSW building practitioners

Architecture AU - Mon, 10/19/2020 - 14:51
The NSW government will create a digital dashboard to track the real time performance of buildings, as well as developers, designers, constructors, manufacturers, installers and certifiers.

Big-hearted optimism: Marsden Park Amenities

Architecture AU - Mon, 10/19/2020 - 14:41
In a new suburban community on Sydney’s fringe, a robust yet whimsical structure provides an injection of amenity, quality and participation via well-designed facilities, voids for social gatherings and the joyful use of pattern.

Greek museum planned at Melbourne heritage building

Architecture AU - Mon, 10/19/2020 - 14:33
Developer ISPT has partnered with the Hellenic Museum to create an outpost of the Greek Benaki Museum in Melbourne.

Developer happy as Gold Coast waves goodbye to landmark beachside pub

Building and Construction - Fri, 10/16/2020 - 12:04

Kirra Beach Hotel is set to be demolished, but developers promise a fresh reinvention of the 64-year-old pub, with close to 200 apartments and 78 hotel rooms to be built over three stages.

Labor and LNP commit to spend millions on road already funded by developer

Building and Construction - Fri, 10/16/2020 - 10:49

The State Government commits $35 million to help pay for a major road, despite it already being funded by a property developer as part of a multi-billion-dollar private project.

'Not happy at all': Apartment complex concept vs reality leaves locals flummoxed

Building and Construction - Fri, 10/16/2020 - 10:24

Two images of an apartment complex in central Wollongong nearing completion, compared to its initial design concept, have sparked a major debate over buying off the plan.

3 Hidden Electrical Fire Hazards in Your Home

Todays Homeowner - Fri, 10/16/2020 - 04:00

Electronic appliances, equipment and wiring can create hazards and cause electrical fires, serious injuries and property damage. Here's how to avoid them.

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