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Mates in Construction Programme Reducing Suicide Rates

October 26, 2014 0 Comments
Mates in Construction Programme Reducing Suicide Rates

The Mates in Construction Programme was developed to support Construction Workers and reduce suicide rates within the construction industry. So far the programme has impacted the suicide rates within Queensland dramatically. Professor Christopher Doran of the Hunter Medical Research Institute said, “Mates in Construction achieved a 10 per cent reduction in the risk of suicide […]

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Tunnel Boring Machines Assisting the Mining Industry

October 7, 2014 0 Comments
Tunnel Boring Machines Assisting the Mining Industry

A Civil Construction Company will supply Tunnel Boring Machines to speed up a mining project. Civil Construction Company, McConnell Dowell Constructors, brings tunnel boring machines (TBM) to assist underground coal contractor Mastermyne with developing successful drifts in underground coal mines. Tunnel boring machines (TBM) are conventionally used within the Civil Construction Industry to create long […]

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Advisers Move Victorian Infrastructure Forward

September 9, 2014 0 Comments
Advisers Move Victorian Infrastructure Forward

Victorian Infrastructure projects are moving forward as advisers focus on the East West Link and the Melbourne Rail Link. East West Link Ernst and Young have been chosen to provide expert advice throughout the project development for the East West Link (western section). The Minister for Infrastructure and Regional Development, Mr Warren Truss said, “The […]

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Survey of Australia’s Civil Construction Companies

August 3, 2014 0 Comments
Survey of Australia’s Civil Construction Companies

Australia’s largest Civil Construction Companies were part of a recent survey regarding spend on road projects. The survey was conducted by BIS Shrapnel and Infrastructure Partnerships Australia. Brendan Lyon, head of Infrastructure Partnerships Australia stated “A rebound in road projects saw about $4 billion invested over the first three months of the year, a near-record […]

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Construction Industry Apprenticeships Declining

July 7, 2014 0 Comments
Construction Industry Apprenticeships Declining

The number of Construction Industry Apprenticeships continues to decline, and this does not bode well for our future. The Construction Industry, including Civil, Commercial and Residential, relies on the ongoing cycle of apprenticeships being effectively created and delivered across all areas of the business. According to industry experts, including Master Builders Australia, the current Construction […]

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New Tasmanian Government Infrastructure

June 24, 2014 0 Comments
New Tasmanian Government Infrastructure

The new Tasmanian Government Infrastructure plan will be implemented due to the recent change of Government in Tasmania. This aligns with one of the policies they campaigned on being fixing Tasmania’s “crumbling infrastructure”. You can find a copy of the Tasmanian Government Infrastructure policy document at: Tasmanian Liberals Infrastructure webpage The Civil Construction Industry is dependent on the development and maintenance […]

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Taxable Payments Annual Report (TPAR) Time

June 10, 2014 0 Comments
Taxable Payments Annual Report (TPAR) Time

Building and Construction companies that pay contractors for construction work and services need to prepare to report those payments on an annual basis to the Australian Tax Office. If you pay contractors for construction work then your TPAR is due 21 July 2014. This does not just affect the Building and Construction Industry but it is […]

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Building and Construction Procurement Guide

May 27, 2014 0 Comments
Building and Construction Procurement Guide

A new Procurement Framework provides certainty for Government and the Civil Construction Industry. New procurement guidelines released by Austroads and the Australasian Procurement and Construction Council (APCC) will provide a consistent procurement and contracting approach for road, bridge and non-residential building projects across Australian government. This is an important step in standardising and simplifying what can […]

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Changes to NSW Building and Construction Industry Security of Payment Act 1999

May 12, 2014 0 Comments
Changes to NSW Building and Construction Industry Security of Payment Act 1999

NSW Security of Payment Act Changes will affect Civil Construction Head Contractors. In NSW, the Building and Construction Industry Security of Payment Act 1999 is the key legislation that regulates all payment practices across the industry. This includes residential, commercial and civil construction activity. The NSW Government made changes to the Act in November 2013 […]

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Road Infrastructure and the Government

April 16, 2014 0 Comments
Road Infrastructure and the Government

Government involvement within the Civil Construction Industry in Australia is huge. Road Infrastructure (construction and maintenance) is a typical example and it was hit home in an article in the Local Government News at: South Australia Road Infrastructure Problems Need Sorting  This article is worth a read as it highlights the process of navigation for civil […]

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