Western Australia

Bamboo, a material that could transform global construction

OXYGEN FILES: The fact that project homes in Cairns look very much like houses in Craigieburn – plus or minus a palm tree – highlights just how hit-and-miss the building industry is when it comes to sustainable design for Australia’s tropics.

The jobs transition out of coal in Western Australia

What’s the future for coalminers? Thanks to some deep dive work from Beyond Zero Emissions and collaboration with unions, the prospects are quite positive. Check out the Western Australian coal mining town of Collie, for instance.

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WA’s economic growth relies on specialised diversification

Diversifying Western Australia’s mining dependent economy could yield benefits for the state, especially in areas such as lithium, defence, big data and tourism, a new report from Bankwest Curtin Economics Centre has found.

Gas in the firing line: here comes WA’s Adani fight

Woodside’s huge gas project in the Browse Basin has been dubbed Western Australia’s Adani. Now a huge battle is looming to get the state government to force the EPA to back down on its position on emissions offsets.

Our pick of the jobs: promises on new rail keep rolling

The infrastructure boom shows no sign of slowing in Australia’s major capital cities, with the NSW Berejiklian government today (Thursday) promising a fast speed rail network to connect the CBD to at least four key regions within 300 kilometres of the city.

Fremantle jumps aboard timber office trend

Commercial offices are a “forgotten market” in WA for exploring sustainable building options. Now they’ve got a new timber building designed by Harris Jenkins Architects and Josh Byrne and Associates.