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Funding for greener hospitals in Victoria

The Victorian Government has announced $26 million in funding through the Greener Government Buildings program to boost solar power supplies and energy efficiency at hospitals and regional health services across the state. The Greener Government Buildings program funds energy efficient upgrades in government buildings and was reinstated by the State Government in August 2016. Minister […]

Stage one of Melbourne Quarter completed

Stage one of a new development linking Melbourne’s CBD with the Docklands is now complete, creating jobs, inner-city housing and new open space. Minister for Planning, Richard Wynne, said, “Melbourne Quarter is a once-in-a-generation transformation of the CBD. It’s creating thousands of jobs, new open space for all Melburnians to enjoy, and it’s the missing […]

New vision of our urban future

A Victorian Council faced with rapid growth is embracing new technologies to deal with the challenges that come with a booming population. Wyndham City Council, in Melbourne’s outer west, has employed holographic mixed technology to provide stakeholders with a first-hand three- dimensional vision of what the future holds for the city. Dubbed WynLens, the headsets […]

Proposal for new open space development in Melbourne

An expert panel has released proposals  for the 11 MCGs worth of open space which will be  created as part of the $1.6 billion Caulfield to Dandenong level crossing removal project. The Community Open Space Expert Panel, headed by Botanic Gardens chief Tim Entwisle, was created by the Victorian Government to guide the development of […]

New report on Melbourne’s transport future

The McKell Institute has released a new report on Melbourne’s transport infrastructure,considering ways to capitalise on the economic possibilities that population growth can bring, and what needs to be done  to ensure the city doesn’t come to a stand still. Melbourne is facing the early stages of the challenge presented by a rapidly growing population. […]

$120 million boost for indigenous infrastructure

The Queensland Government has committed $120 million in funding over four years to improve water, wastewater and solid waste infrastructure for Indigenous communities. Minister for Local Government and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Partnerships, Mark Furner, said the Indigenous Councils Critical Infrastructure Program funding was vital for the health of communities. “I’m extremely proud to […]

New ten point plan for national freight efficiencies

The Australasian Railway Association (ARA) has created a new ten point plan identifying key areas of improvement, to help guide long-term decision making and drive efficiencies in rail freight. The ARA submitted its Ten Point Plan to Creating Greater National Freight and Supply Chain Efficiencies to the Department of Infrastructure and Regional Development’s inquiry into […]

Construction underway for Fishermans Bend’s first new park

Port Phillip Council has invested $6.3 million into the development of a park located in Fishermans Bend’s Montague Precinct in Melbourne. Bulldozers have started transforming a former industrial office into an urban oasis for the growing Fishermans Bend community. Port Phillip Council is proud to be partnering with the Victorian Government to provide this crucial […]

$50 million bayside upgrade for Victoria

The Victorian Government is investing $50 million to revitalise the bayside suburb of Carrum, extending McLeod Road all the way to the beach and creating new open space for the community to enjoy all year round. The upgrade, made possible by the level crossing removal works, will build a brand new beach promenade, and create […]

Sydney Metro railway bridge reaches new milestone

Sydney’s landmark new metro railway bridge at Rouse Hill has reached a new construction milestone, with cables now installed. Similar in design to Sydney’s Anzac Bridge, the iconic structure is an Australian first – a cable-stayed railway bridge built on a curve. Following the installation of the towers in May 2017, the process is underway […]

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