Infrastructure & transport

NZ: EV package to stimulate sustainable transport uptake

Westpac NZ has responded positively to the New Zealand government’s freshly released package of measures to stimulate electric vehicle uptake with the announcement of a new leasing product for institutional…

Melbourne puts Metro Tunnel to market

Just a day after announcing it will fully fund the Metro Tunnel rail project, the Victorian government has put the project out to market, with Expressions of Interest now being…

WA allows bikes on footpaths

Western Australia has announced all cyclists can legally ride on footpaths, following South Australia, Queensland, the ACT, Northern Territory and Tasmania. NSW and Victoria are the only states left where riding…

Bathurst Burr: Our lost opportunity with stormwater

Owners of properties in Sydney with rain tanks, detention and retention tanks – anything that keeps rain water on site – can claim reduced stormwater charges in their Sydney Water…

Report: WestConnex business case doesn’t stack up

A report into the NSW Government’s $16.8 billion 33 kilometre WestConnex has found the project’s updated business case has overstated the benefit-to-cost ratio, with an actual BCR of less than…

Melbourne Metro contract attracts international interest

UPDATE – 24 Feb 2016: CPB Contractors (formerly Leightons), John Holland KBR JV and Lendlease Coleman Rail JV have been shortlisted to deliver the first stage of works for the $10.9 billion Melbourne…