NSW Building Commissioner appointed to reform industry
The New South Wales Government has appointed a new Building Commissioner to implement the biggest overhaul to building laws in the state’s history.

Building approvals continue downward momentum
The number of building dwelling approvals in Australia has fallen again for the 19th month in a row, according to data released by the Australian Bureau of Statistics.

TBM Kathleen begins digging under Sydney Harbour
Tunnel boring machine Kathleen has been launched 30 metres below ground to begin building a tunnel under Sydney Harbour for Sydney Metro.

Cladding Safety Victoria CEO appointed
The first CEO of Victoria’s new building agency, Cladding Safety Victoria, has been appointed by Planning Minister Richard Wynne.

Five ways builders can improve employee mental health
Inside Construction speaks to Stuart Taylor, CEO and Founder of resilience program provider Springfox, about the responsibility construction bosses have to extend workplace safety to support mental health.

Plans released for $58M Lyell McEwin Hospital redevelopment
Designs for South Australia’s $58 million major redevelopment of the Lyell McEwin Hospital emergency department and Short Stay Mental Health Unit have been submitted for planning approval.

Queensland gives green light to investigate Hells Gates
The Queensland Government has approved further assessment for the $5 billion Hells Gates Dam proposal.

Designs revealed for $30M Latrobe Valley GovHub
Final designs have been released for the Victorian Government’s $30 million Latrobe Valley GovHub, providing construction employment opportunities for local contractors.

Inland port construction stage one nears completion
The first stage of the $9.5 million Central Queensland Inland Port rail and road upgrade is nearing completion.

Woolworths breaks ground on $135M distribution centre
Construction works have begun on Woolworths’ new $135 million Melbourne Fresh Distribution Centre in Truganina, in the city’s west.

Artificial reef construction contract awarded
The Northern Territory Government has awarded a construction contract to build four artificial reefs, as part of its $50 million investment into recreational fishing infrastructure.

Nominations open for 2019 Victorian Premier’s Design Awards
Designers and architects are encouraged to enter nominations for the 2019 Victorian Premier’s Design Awards.