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Canberra crane numbers at two-year high and forecast to keep climbing

Canberra crane numbers at two-year high and forecast to keep climbing

Demand for inner-city living is driving an increase in the number of cranes in Canberra.

  • by Blake Foden

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Crane operator falls at Melbourne CBD construction site
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Crane operator falls at Melbourne CBD construction site

Firefighters are working to rescue a crane operator who has suffered neck and spinal injuries after falling at a Lonsdale Street construction site.

  • by Anthony Colangelo
Subbie 'race to the bottom' continues as another WA builder goes bust
Planning and development

Subbie 'race to the bottom' continues as another WA builder goes bust

Construction company Omega Construction Pty is expected to go into administration in the coming days. 

  • by Heather McNeill
Dickson Library partially reopens following asbestos removal
Construction

Dickson Library partially reopens following asbestos removal

The library is expected to be fully reopened to the public by November.

Chevron moves on Elizabeth Quay site
Construction

Chevron moves on Elizabeth Quay site

Five years after purchasing the site Chevron Australia has lodged a development application for a tower in Elizabeth Quay.

  • by staff writers
WA builder Collier Homes bouncing back after 2016's dance with death
Managing

WA builder Collier Homes bouncing back after 2016's dance with death

Collier announced on Friday it would become the Australian face of Lindal Cedar Homes, a major US builder of prefabricated and sustainable homes.

  • by Emma Young
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Construction giant Geocon offers to match deposits as presence grows
Property development

Construction giant Geocon offers to match deposits as presence grows

The Canberra company, now the fourth-largest builder/developer in Australia, is making an aggressive pitch to first home buyers.

  • by Blake Foden
WorkSafe ACT investigating 'serious safety issue' at Geocon site
Workplace safety

WorkSafe ACT investigating 'serious safety issue' at Geocon site

The safety watchdog is investigating an incident at Geocon's Midnight high rise residential construction site in Braddon.

Opposition slams pay deal for construction workers

Opposition slams pay deal for construction workers

Construction workers employed on the state's biggest transport infrastructure projects could earn $150,000 on average each year, in a pay deal the state opposition warns could send future building costs "through the roof". 

  • by Simone Fox Koob
Toy story: Shard engineer says changing stereotypes starts with kids' pressies
Serena Williams

Toy story: Shard engineer says changing stereotypes starts with kids' pressies

Engineering is not a gender balanced profession. The best way to change it is to end stereotypes imposed on children and wider society, says Roma Agrawal.

  • by Nassim Khadem
Canberra Now: Health inquiry slammed & dig threatens power pole
ACT government

Canberra Now: Health inquiry slammed & dig threatens power pole

Plus your daily David Pope cartoon (this one's a scream).

  • by Sherryn Groch