The South Australian Government has announced it will overhaul the state’s planning system in a bid to establish Adelaide as ‘one of the world’s great small cities’.

The Federal Government has outlined a $1 billion plan it claims will secure economic growth for the future by boosting innovation, productivity and competitiveness.

The Australian Industry Group (AI Group) has lent its voice to the increasingly clamour calling for the scrapping of the Building Cod 2013, citing ‘numerous interpretation and application problem which have come to light’.

Construction and engineering firm Downer EDI has been awarded a major contract for the rollout of the National Broadband Network (NBN) to homes and businesses in New South Wales.

The Federal Government has granted conditional approval to the Maules Creek and Boggabri mine proposals, as well as the Gloucester coal seam methane gas project.

Engineering firm John Holland has announced it has been awarded the $186 million contract to deliver the Cape Lambert Port B – Wharf Extension project for Rio Tinto.

The South Australian Government has announced it will support a proposal by IronClad to reshape its transport plan for linking the Wilcherry Hill mine to port facilities on the Eyre Peninsula.

The Australian Industry Group (AI Group) and Housing Industry Association’s latest Australian Performance of Construction Index (PCI) has shown recorded a further 2.6 per cent slump, ending at 36.2 points in January - where readings below 50 indicate a contraction and the distance from 50 the strength of the contraction.

Mirvac Group has announced a significant reshuffle of its executive team, in what it calls a move to ‘better leverage its integrated model and maximise expertise of the senior executives within the Group’.

The Queensland Government has put industry on notice after it announced the first round of contracts to begin repairs to the state’s road and transport infrastructure are being drawn up for tender later this month.

The Western Australian Government has announced the start of work on major road works around Perth, in a bid to ease congestion and improve flow to the State’s capital.

The Federal Government has welcomed the recent announcement that the $280 million Great Eastern Highway widening project will be completed in June, six months ahead of schedule.

The Federal and Queensland Governments have announced that the shortlist for the construction of the Moreton Bay Rail Link has been reduced from four to two.

The South Australian Government has awarded the contract to construct the new $38.3 million Mining and Engineering Centre at TAFE SA to Hansen and Yuncken.

The manufacturing sector has posted a ‘sluggish start’ to 2013, according to the latest Australian Industry Group’s Australian Performance of Manufacturing Index.

The Western Australian Government has announced it has granted approval to a number of proposals by Rio Tinto to expand its iron ore operations in the Pilbara.

The rollout of the $1 billion Gateway WA project has officially begun, with work beginning on the new on-ramp which will give trucks travelling from the Kewdale/Forrestfield industrial estate access to the Tonkin Highway for the first time.

Education is up and employment is growing in the nation’s mining and resource regions thanks to the activity of mining companies and their mobile workforce, according to a new report released by the Minerals Council of Australia.

The Victorian Government has granted approval for the construction of Acciona’s new Mortlake South Wind Farm in the state’s south west.

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