Potential Cladding Hazards – 1,000 NSW Buildings

Australian government audit points to substandard cladding in more than 1,000 buildings in New South Wales. Shortly following the London Grenfell Tower fire, the NSW Government conducted an audit and inspected over 178,000 building projects in the region, among which 1,011 showed signs of dangerous cladding. In response to the findings, Fair Trading minister Matt […]

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Sky Tower Celebrates Its 20th Anniversary

Hailed as New Zealand’s tallest building, Sky Tower is stepping into its 20th year since its opening. The iconic landmark is an unmissable sight in the Auckland skyline and has attracted over 15 million tourists in the past 15 years. Not only is it a must-see attraction, but it is also frequently lit up during […]

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Auckland Buyers to Fund Local Housing Development

New home buyer charges are set to address infrastructure issues that are hindering housing development. The government will be setting up Crown Infrastructure Partners to fund transport and water connections to new housing development areas. The company will be working with a starting budget of $600 million. According to Phil Goff, the funding will allow […]

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Auckland CBD Apartments Hit Record High

Research shows that 1216 new apartments, totalling up to over $600 million, will be built in Auckland’s central business district. If the target is met, this will be a record setter within the decade. According to Zoltan Moricz, Senior Director and Head of Research at real estate agents and consultants CBRE New Zealand, 343 new […]

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$2b Spent Annually on Auckland Congestion

The cost of traffic congestion in Auckland is reaching towards $2 billion a year, according to the latest Employers and Manufacturers Association (EMA) report. In recent years, traffic bottlenecks have taken a severe toll on the largest city in New Zealand. The decrease in efficiency has prompted a pressing need for politicians to alleviate traffic […]

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Australia needs to prioritize housing affordability for its low-to-medium-income earners

Australia needs to prioritize Affordable Housing

According to Dr. Matthew Thomas of Social Policy and Alicia Hall, housing affordability in Australia has broadly declined since the early 1980s. The price to income ratio index shows a tremendous 78% increase between 1980 and 2015. What can be done about it? The common argument is that there simply not enough new houses being […]

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The surge in approval for apartment developments might result in oversupply

Surge in Approval for Apartment Developments

Surge in approval for Apartment Developments might result in oversupply In June, the private apartment approval made an unexpected 20 percent jump, according to seasonally adjusted building permit data released by the Australian Bureau of Statistics. Citi economist Paul Brennan says that we face a serious risk of oversupply, which might turn an already crowded […]

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New $300 million infrastructure investment will help create 10,500 homes in Auckland’s north-west

$300 million Investment To Create 10,500 homes

Auckland Mayor Phil Goff and Finance Minister Steven Joyce announced that 10,500 new homes will be built n Whenuapai and Redhills thanks to $300 million of new infrastructure investment. The new funding will be provided through the Housing Infrastructure Fund (HIF) and will support the development of transport, wastewater and stormwater projects. Auckland Council regards […]

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500 social rentals to be build in Auckland

500 New Social Rentals For Auckland

Ted Manson, one of Auckland’s leading property developers is to build 500 social rentals as a part of his philanthropic activities. Ted Manson, who is the managing director of family-firm Mansons TCLM, revealed this ambitious project of his charitable foundation at a housing summit in Auckland. He says that his views on the need for […]

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Floor Preparation with Concrete

Concrete has become a major factor in the construction industry over the last one hundred years, it has also more recently become a product that can be a decorative part of any building. The recent building boom seen across Sydney and Auckland have made concrete a more versatile and valuable product than ever before. More […]

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Number of stolen-tools increases

Increasing number of Stolen Tools

Increasing number of stolen tools causes a problem for Auckland construction Auckland is experiencing a building boom right now. But with it comes a boom in the number of stolen tools from vans and building sites. “People are going around breaking and entering and stealing tools, they smashed and grabbed out of my van”, says […]

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