Building and Construction

West Gate Tunnel workers laid off after delays caused by PFAS contamination

Thu, 01/23/2020 - 12:06

Delays to the $6.7 billion West Gate Tunnel project lead to the sacking of 137 workers and put the Andrews Government's 2022 deadline in doubt.

Fears Kaufland pull-out will create more vacant Adelaide eyesores

Thu, 01/23/2020 - 10:59

There are worries the pull-out of Kaufland from the Australian market will lead to prominent Adelaide sites being left vacant for years.

'Spreadsheet towers' populate every major city — and they're becoming a major problem

Wed, 01/22/2020 - 05:00

We are entering a new world where skyscrapers and other huge buildings are becoming redundant and need significant overhaul or replacement. But how do you safely 'unbuild' a city? asks Norman Day.

'This is the people's parliament': Scathing NT speaker threatens to halt work on $19 million carpark

Tue, 01/21/2020 - 13:19

NT Speaker Kezia Purick delivers a pointed rebuke to the NT Government, labelling its multi-million-dollar underground carpark project at Parliament House "unsatisfactory" and "poorly executed". Now, she wants to see "proper plans" before work on the project continues.

Sydney's dodgy developers to be rated and 'blocked' under proposed new laws

Tue, 01/21/2020 - 09:14

The NSW Government wants to introduce a range of measures to clamp down on dodgy developers and prevent a repeat of the Opal and Mascot towers cracking crises.