Building and Construction

Chinese company withdraws bid for Australian builder after Government flags security risk

Tue, 01/12/2021 - 14:44

A $300 million offer by a Chinese company to buy an Australian builder is withdrawn on the back of advice that Treasurer Josh Frydenberg and the Foreign Investment Review Board will declare the transaction a risk to national security and contrary to Australia's interest.

The building projects set to transform Sydney

Mon, 01/11/2021 - 09:24

Analysts say there are high hopes for the long term viability of Sydney's construction industry with billions of dollars promised for projects including a $500 million 50 storey high-rise two blocks from Circular Quay.

CSIRO's top tips on how to turn an energy-guzzler into an energy-saving home

Tue, 01/05/2021 - 06:40

The average house in Australia only rates about two out of 10 stars for energy efficiency, but with a smart retrofit the rating can be tripled, slashing power bills at the same time, the CSIRO says.