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Deregistered builder 'feels for people' who moved into defective Top End homes

Mon, 04/19/2021 - 06:47
A Darwin builder at the centre of a saga involving more than a dozen potentially dangerous homes expresses sympathy for the residents, but denies he is to blame for the defective houses.

Handball Andi Lucas

Sun, 04/18/2021 - 12:44

For Anya, working in Australia's hottest capital can be too cool. That could (finally) be set to change

Sun, 04/18/2021 - 10:39
Many office workers in Darwin find themselves reaching for a jacket before lunchtime, shivering inside some of the country's least-energy-efficient buildings. Now there's a new push for minimum standards that other states have been meeting for more than a decade. 

Handball - Andi Lucas

Sun, 04/18/2021 - 10:00
After losing two homes to natural diasasters, she found the perfect material for building her next one.

Two years since fire tore through the Notre Dame cathedral in Paris

Fri, 04/16/2021 - 14:46
It's two years since a fire tore through the Notre Dame cathedral in Paris.

From the ground up - why skilled migrants could be the answer to rebuilding cyclone ravaged towns

Fri, 04/16/2021 - 10:30
WA's building industry is already stretched, so who's going to rebuild cyclone ravaged towns?

Can you build your home in time to qualify for the Homebuilder grant?

Fri, 04/16/2021 - 05:30
You have six months to pour your foundations or that money goes up in smoke. What are your chances of getting it started in the next six months?

'There will be bankruptcies': Mascot Towers owners urged to sell as developers circle

Thu, 04/15/2021 - 23:09
Owners of the beleaguered building are told to expect to cop a loss of up to 80 per cent on their units after several developers expressed interest in buying the block with a view to demolishing it and rebuilding from scratch.

HomeBuilder applicants could miss out due to building industry delays

Thu, 04/15/2021 - 16:00
Rebecca Casson, who's the chief executive of Master Builders Victoria says she is working closely with the Government to adjust the rules of the scheme.

Echuca-Moama Bridge project on track despite pandemic

Thu, 04/15/2021 - 15:45
Deputy Prime Minister Michael McCormack inspected the Echuca-Moama Bridge project today to spruik the economic benefits of the long-awaited infrastructure.

New home builders fear they'll face a $25,000 black hole as deadline passes

Thu, 04/15/2021 - 00:27
Nervous home builders are urging the federal government to tweak rules around its HomeBuilder scheme and spare them a $25,000 hit to their finances as time runs out.

Heartbroken locals caught in cyclone's path of destruction don't even know when they can start rebuilding

Wed, 04/14/2021 - 08:11
Victims who are still counting the cost of the devastating Cyclone Seroja in WA's Mid West may be left homeless as they face a two-year wait to rebuild amid labour and materials shortages.

'Seek shelter in a cyclone': Eighteen Palmerston home-owners told structural flaws could put them at risk

Tue, 04/13/2021 - 14:37
A total of 18 homes in Palmerston are deemed a safety risk in the event of a cyclone, with their owners advised to seek shelter elsewhere should a cyclone sweep through the town just south of Darwin.

Building for cyclones

Tue, 04/13/2021 - 09:06
Given just how far south Cyclone Seroja has travelled, do we need to update our building codes in new areas to create resilient homes that stand up to natural hazards?

Bundaberg Gateway Marina

Fri, 04/09/2021 - 10:58

Bargara Headlands estate

Fri, 04/09/2021 - 10:58

'It's going to get busier': Which Wide Bay projects are leading the region's construction boom?

Fri, 04/09/2021 - 10:58
The construction boom in the Wide Bay is happening so fast, industry leaders warn there are not enough workers to keep up the pace.

Bargara Waters development

Fri, 04/09/2021 - 10:58

AFL trials 'smart mouthguards' to track head knocks and concussion

Thu, 04/08/2021 - 10:11
Each mouthguard is fitted with a computer chip that records the number of high impacts experienced by players at training and during games. Georgie Tunny reports.

Koalas tracked within Redlands' 'protected' wetlands, where up to 3,600 apartments are slated

Thu, 04/08/2021 - 05:46
Toondah Harbour in the Redlands, east of Brisbane, is listed a Priority Development Area but local community groups who have campaigned for years against the impact on protected wetlands say koala habitats are also at risk.