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Latest news: Construction

Construction crisis: Canberra Liberals to hold roundtable

The Canberra Liberals will host a roundtable forum with the construction industry amidst a wave of company closures.

ACT politics: Wednesday 10 April

Construction delays, renting, electric buses, healthcare challenges, and legislation for jury reforms and the night-time economy.

WorkSafe ACT: Construction industry repeats serious breaches

WorkSafe ACT will investigate repeated safety breaches in the residential construction industry and pursue prosecutions.

Updated National Construction Code comes into effect in ACT

New requirements for building and construction in the 2022 National Construction Code (NCC) came into effect in the ACT on 1 May. 

Tallest point of new Canberra Hospital building completed

A rooftop topping-out ceremony this morning marked the completion of the tallest point of the Canberra Hospital’s new Critical Services Building: the ninth level helipad, just over 40 metres high.

Little Mez benefits from McDonald’s construction at Phillip

Construction has started this week on a new McDonald’s fast food outlet on Hindmarsh Drive in Phillip, providing an immediate boost for nearby Mediterranean street food van, Little Mez.

Belconnen Markets development shut down by PBS Building’s collapse

The redevelopment of the Belconnen Markets has been shut down after the announcement of an impending collapse of national building company PBS Building.

CFMEU: ‘Time for talk is over’ in ACT developer regulation

A long-drawn-out discussion paper for a developer regulation scheme has been published by the ACT Government today, but the CFMEU says “the time for talk is over”.

New apartments trigger jump in building approvals

New large-scale apartment projects drove an uptick in dwelling approvals in the final month of 2022.

Construction costs in 2022 record largest increase ever

Construction costs in Australia hit record highs in 2022, adding further pressure to the already heated housing industry.

Canberra Daily’s 2022 in review: November

November started with tragedy after the bodies of a local mother and her two sons were discovered in a Gungahlin waterway. Things continued to seem dark when the ABS released a study saying that mortality rates in Australia had increased this year.

Canberra Daily’s 2022 in review: October

October in Canberra had its up and downs, including a partial collapse of a retaining wall at a building site. Thankfully, it happened when no one was there avoiding what could have been a tragedy.