Entries by Sue Bruce

MESSAGE FROM THE CEO

Just thinking back on some of the outcomes of the most recent face to face meeting of National Council in early September and it was resolved to look at ways of improving our Professional Excellence Awards. With this, it was agreed that following the success of the combined NSW/ACT Awards this year, we would again […]

NSW GOVERNMENT AND INDUSTRY WORK TOGETHER TO CUT POWER BILLS THROUGH BETTER ENERGY EFFICIENCY (NSW)

3rd October 2017

The insulation industry has welcomed the opportunity to work with the New South Wales Government to reduce household power bills through improved energy efficiency in the state.

Through a partnership with the insulation industry, the NSW Government will ensure installers taking part in its programs are fully qualified to install insulation safely and to […]

BUILDING QUEENSLAND INVOLVED IN MORE THAN DOUBLE THE PROPOSALS (QLD)

2nd October 2017

Building Queensland has been involved in the development of approximately 50 proposals – more than double that of the previous financial year, its 2016-17 Annual Report shows. Acting Minister for Infrastructure Leeanne Enoch said the demand for Building Queensland’s advice and assistance was growing. “Building Queensland continues to work closely with government agencies […]

ADELAIDE WILL BE GREENER AND COOLER THANKS TO WATER SENSITIVE URBAN DESIGN GRANTS (SA)

4th October 2017

Adelaide will be cooler, greener and more resilient to climate change thanks to urban project grants worth more than $710,000.

The projects promote water sensitive urban design (WSUD), an innovative approach to incorporating the whole water cycle in our towns and cities, including capturing and re-using rainwater to help prepare our communities for […]

VIBRANT NEW PRECINCT FOR RHODES EAST (VIC)

15th September 2017

Minister for Planning and Housing, Anthony Roberts has announced a new plan for Rhodes East, creating a vibrant place to live and work.

The draft Priority Precinct Plan for Rhodes East has the potential for up to 3,600 new homes, including affordable housing close to transport, a new school, community facilities, shops, […]

SCHOOL HOLIDAY CONSTRUCTION BLITZ (VIC)

14th September 2017

Minister for Public Transport Jacinta Allan says drivers and public transport passengers are being urged to plan ahead these school holidays, with work ramping up on major transport projects across Victoria. The Andrews Labor Government will use the quieter school holiday period for another construction blitz on the Metro Tunnel, CityLink-Tulla Widening, […]

GIVING OUR CONSTRUCTION WORKERS THE TOOLS TO BE OK (WA)

14th September 2017

This R U OK?Day, the McGowan Government will fly the MATES in Construction flag at Parliament House and provide $310,000 in funding to raise mental health awareness among construction and FIFO workers.

MATES in Construction, a charity established in 2008 to reduce the high level of suicide among Australian construction workers, will […]

TENDERS CALLED FOR NEW APPRENTICE MENTORING PROGRAM (FED)

7th September 2017

The Turnbull Government is taking another important step in its plan to help thousands of Australians complete apprenticeships and traineeships to secure jobs and careers. Tenders are being called to provide intensive early support for apprentices and trainees, as part of the Government’s Industry Specialist Mentoring for Australian Apprentices program. Assistant Minister […]