Australia: Construction & Infrastructure News - 29 August 2018

- Aug 31, 2018-

ABCC officers visit Pacific Complete project to talk about security of payment responsibilities
Australian Building and Construction Commission officers will be in northern New South Wales talking to contractors involved in the $4.3 billion Pacific Complete project about their security of payment responsibilities. While visiting the area the officers will also conduct compliance checks of contractors involved in the project to make sure they are doing the right thing by their subcontractors (21 August 2018). 

New South Wales

Western Sydney Airport preparing for take-off
Western Sydney Airport has reached another major milestone, with companies now invited to bid for a major contract to undertake the mammoth task of clearing and levelling the site (16 August 2018).

Queensland

Adani Queensland mine rail line financing 'close'
Adani is close to locking in the finance for a rail line to service its $16.5 billion Queensland coal mine, the son of the company's owner says. Previously, Australia's big four banks refused to put up money for the mine, forcing the company to look for funding overseas (18 August 2018). 

Adani Indigenous challenge dismissed by Federal Court, Government could cancel mine native title
Traditional owners who oppose the Adani mine have appealed to the Queensland Government not to permanently extinguish their native title rights before they take their case to the High Court (17 August 2018). 

Building regulation for cladding
From 1 October 2018 new regulation will come into force requiring building owners to take action to address combustible cladding. The QBCC will enforce the program and ensure that building owners undertake the appropriate assessments within the required time frames (16 August 2018). 

Victoria

New solar jobs in the valley to keep powering Victoria
A re-elected Andrews Labor Government will put the Latrobe Valley at the centre of the booming solar industry with a new Morwell-based government agency, Solar Victoria, to deliver our $1.3 billion Solar Homes program (24 August 2018). More...


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