Works to start on Stage One of Suburban Rail Loop

Construction on the first phase of the Suburban Rail Loop’s Stage One has been allocated $2.2 billion in the 2020-2021 Victorian Budget.

Victoria to spend $5.3B to build 15,800 new homes

The 2020 Victorian Budget will include a $5.3 billion Big Housing Build to construct more than 12,000 new homes throughout metro and regional Victoria.

Webuild acquires infrastructure firm Astaldi

Webuild has acquired 65 per cent of international construction group Astaldi, leading to the creation of a new group specialised in large infrastructure projects in sustainable mobility, hydropower, water and green buildings.

Fulton Hogan wins grants to increase recycled glass use

The New South Wales Government has awarded Fulton Hogan a $250,000 grant to upgrade its Eastern Creek asphalt plant, along with a $236,000 grant to use recycled glass in asphalt on the Albion Park Rail bypass project.

Vaccine manufacturing facility to be built in Victoria

A new $800 million biotech manufacturing facility will be built in Melbourne to provide vaccine production and protect the nation against future pandemic threats.

Coles recycles soft plastics into concrete

Supermarket company Coles has partnered with recycling organisations RED Group and Replas to install a concrete slab carpark made partly out of soft plastics.

Construction tops out on 405 Bourke Street

Construction has topped out on the $900 million office and retail development 405 Bourke Street, Melbourne, despite strict COVID-19 restrictions reducing the site’s workforce.

New taskforce to boost NSW construction material manufacturing

A new Manufacturing Renewables Taskforce aims to drive the use of New South Wales materials and support local manufacturers.

Webinar – Advancing digital construction of infrastructure projects

Learn about the latest trends in construction project delivery, and how digital technologies are helping deliver infrastructure projects on time and on budget in this webinar.

Head contractor selected for $22M Riversdale Masterplan

Construction company ADCO has been selected as head contractor for Bundanon Trust’s Riversdale Masterplan, a $22 million site redevelopment on the estate of Arthur Boyd.

Frasers Property and Altis Real estate to develop 118 hectares

Frasers Property Industrial and Altis Real Estate Trust have partnered to develop 118 hectares of industrial land in Western Sydney’s Mamre Road Precinct, Kemps Creek.

Are your building practices ‘green’? Why it’s time to start

With more companies focusing on environmental sustainability, ‘green’ construction practices are increasingly popular. In fact, according to Stefanie Young, vice president, client solutions at the US Green Building Council, sustainability in construction has never been more important.