Melbourne will be home to the tallest sky-scraper in the Southern Hemisphere after State Minister for Planning, Matthew Guy, officially gave the project his seal of approval.

The Federal Minister for Transport and Infrastructure, Anthony Albanese, has announced the reappointment of Michael Deegan as the Infrastructure Coordinator, a position with responsibility for overseeing the day-to-day operations of Infrastructure Australia.

The Victorian Government has announced that construction has commenced on the $1.6 billion Port Capacity Project at Melbourne’s Webb Dock.

Leighton subsidiary Visionstream has been awarded a $334 million contract by the National Broadband Network Co (NBN Co) to roll out fibre optic broadband in Victoria, Queensland and southern NSW.

Brutal cutbacks in spending in the engineering industry has seen the sector plummet to post-GFC conditions, according to consultancy industry specialist Consult Australia.

The Queensland Government has announced the formation of an $80 million 'betterment' fund aimed at ending the 'madness of replacing vulnerable infrastructure'  with replicas that are destroyed in flooding.

The Victorian Government has confirmed the planned route for the construction of the new Melbourne Airport rail link after assessing 80 proposals for the project.

Applications for the skilled migrant 457 visa have jumped by 9.5 per cent in the last year, while approvals are up by 6.6 per cent.

Civil and mining engineering company Briety has been awarded a $15 million contract to deliver an access road project for Atlas Mining’s Abydos Mine Project in Western Australia’s Pilbara region.

Building materials company CSR has announced it will shed 150 jobs as it urgently seeks to stop the profit hemorrhaging from its Viridian glass manufacturing subsidy.

Queensland based Ferra Engineering has secured a $60 million export contract with aerospace and defence giant Boeing.

The Federal Government has announced the Great Eastern Highway widening project has been completed nine months ahead of schedule.

Construction contractor John Holland has announced it ahs been awarded a $148 million sub-contract as part of the $870 million Moorebank Units Relocation (MUR) at the Australian Defence Force’s Holsworthy Army Barracks.

Transport for NSW (TfNSW) has announced it has awarded a Leighton Contractors/Abigroup alliance the $265 million Epping to Thornleigh Third Track (ETTT) contract.

Rail logistics giant Aurizon and GVK Hancock have announced the signing of a new agreement to deliver a multi-million joint rail and port infrastructure project to unlock the massive coal reserves of Queensland’s Galilee Basin.

The Queensland Government has introduced legislation before State Parliament that aims to provide clearer definitions and regulations surrounding the construction of flood levees.

Construction and engineering specialist Theiss has announced it has signed a new contract to deliver further civil works on the Chevron-operated Gorgon Project in Western Australia.

Australia needs to adapt to a change global labour market, where work can be moved around the globe at the stroke of a pen and restructuring is increasingly becoming a regular occurrence, according to the Australian Workplace Productivity Agency (AWPA).

Housing and engineering construction have recorded the highest levels since 2010, with the Australian Industry Association's key index showing the sector is inching closer to expansionary territory.

The Federal Government has officially opened the new $230 million Science and Technology Precinct at the Queensland University of Technology.

The Federal Government has announced it will commit funding to towards the Westconnex road project, subject to a number of conditions outlined by the Prime Minister.

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