We’re exhibiting at the Roads & Traffic Expo in Melbourne on 17th-18th September! Our Director Rosemary Tilley will be presenting a talk: Increasing the wellbeing of people in the construction industry on day one at 4pm – don’t miss it! Make sure you stop by our stand and meet the team behind Construction Advisor and
Victorian Government to Fund Cladding Rectification
The Victorian State Government is today announcing the establishment of the Cladding Safety Victoria Authority which will oversee the rectification of flammable cladding covered buildings (including privately owned). The authority will be responsible for managing the upfront payment for works whilst pursuing damages from responsible parties. With up to 900 buildings in the State requiring
Probuild has turned the first sod on Poly’s office tower development at 1000 La Trobe St Melbourne. The $500m office tower is opposite Marvel Stadium and will consist of 40,000 sqm over 23 floors. Rumour has it that Myer will be key tenant of the new development. Due for completion at the end of 2021,
Victoria to waive PI requirement for surveyors and inspectors.
In an effort to avoid the feared shutdown of construction as surveyors and inspectors struggle to find professional indemnity insurance in the wake of the flammable cladding crisis and structural failures in Sydney apartments, Victoria will no longer require these professionals to have fully comprehensive insurance. This follows the lead of Queensland in averting the
Kane Constructions has announced commencement of its 510 Church St Cremorne office tower development. The 9 story building will include 2 levels of basement parking, ground floor commercial food space, multiple garden terraces and a rooftop space. Another unusual feature is the dedicated warm up/cool down facility for bicycle commuters along with substantial bike parking
In a welcome announcement in WA, Fortesque Metals Group has announced the turning of the first sod on its Eliwana project. The $1.7Bn iron ore mine will require up to 1900 jobs during construction and 500 ongoing roles. The mine development includes an ore processing facility and 143km of rail. Contracts worth up to $330m
McConnell Dowell has announced that it has been awarded the $29m expansion of the Port Nelson facility. The project involves extending Main Wharf North by 100m to accommodate larger vessels. With work expected to commence soon the project should be completed by mid 2020. Read more here.
Last week the Victorian coroner delivered her findings into two deaths from smoke inhalation in an East Geelong fire on 13th September 2018. Her Honour found that the deaths could have been prevented if the houses smoke alarms were hardwired as opposed to battery powered. The finding has implications for both landlords and the construction
Mirvac has confirmed it will develop the 171 hectare Boral quarry site in Wantirna South. Expected to take up to 10 years to develop, the project could potentially be valued at $1Bn subject to final approvals and re-zoning. The site runs along the Eastlink Freeway south of High Street Road and surrounded by golf courses