According to some critics, the statutory pricing structure around recycling is shutting out innovation. Sydney Water argues it needs to maintain commercial viability to meets its requirements to supply low cost water for all. Who’s right?
The NSW government’s building and construction reforms have kicked up a gear with draft regulation to clean up the certification system released on Monday.
In July, Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews and the state’s minister for planning, Richard Wynne, trumpeted that $600 million would tackle Victoria’s high-rise cladding crisis. It was paraded as a safety solution for owners of affected buildings but the “fix” was a contemptible confidence trick.
What do Easter show bags and construction deaths have in common? In NSW they share the same minister. The Minister for Innovation and Better Regulation.
Australia is at risk of handing control of its mobility system to private companies and foreign interests if it does not properly regulate the impending shift to autonomous vehicles, economist and commercial property analyst Brian Haratsis has warned.
The federal government has refused a Senate inquiry recommendation to ban the import, sale and use of aluminium composite panels with a flammable polyethylene (PE) core.
Innovative materials and performance-based designs bring unknown risks in terms of fire and safety, according to WSP’s Wayne Bretherton.