CEA News

IPWEA report shows LED street lighting would save Australian councils $100 million each year

The street lighting, smart control and energy industries have united for the release of a major report on the future of Australia’s street lighting that demonstrates the massive economic, environmental and public safety benefits of switching to LED lighting. An initiative of the Institute of Public Works Engineering Australasia (IPWEA), the Street Lighting and Smart [...]

SA publishes Draft Code for building upgrade requirements

A draft code on requirements for upgrading an existing building is being published for consultation by the South Australian Government. The draft revisions aim to provide more clarity and consistency for developers and property owners who want to upgrade an existing building. It is intended to break an impasse where some buildings have remained dormant [...]

NSW State Insurance Regulatory Authority (SIRA) announces the commencement of new workers compensation regulation

The Workers Compensation Regulation 2016 (2016 Regulation) commenced on 1 September 2016 and remakes and replaces the Workers Compensation Regulation 2010 (2010 Regulation). The 2010 Regulation was due for automatic staged repeal on 1 September, which provided the opportunity to remake the Regulation, ensuring it appropriately supports the workers compensation legislation. Deputy Secretary Better Regulation, [...]

Latest data shows Apprentice numbers decline while non trades increase

Data released by the National Centre for Vocational Education Research (NCVER) revealed the overall apprentice and trainee commencements were down by 3.7 per cent compared to the same period last year. The overall decrease can be attributed to a decline in the number of commencements in trade occupations, down 10.8% to 27,900 for the March [...]

“Unbroken streak of global leadership” for Australia’s sustainable property market

Australia’s property market remains the world’s most sustainable, as the 2016 GRESB report reveals an “unbroken streak of global leadership”. The 2016 GRESB, the leading data provider for environmental, social and governance (ESG) performance of real assets, assessed a record 759 real estate companies and funds, representing more than 66,000 assets and AUD $3.7 trillion [...]

Green light for Green Square library and plaza

A new town centre for Green Square is one step closer after the City of Sydney signed a contract with engineering and infrastructure firm John Holland for construction of the Green Square Library and Plaza. The ambitious $47 million project includes a modern civic plaza with lawn and waterplay area for children and an underground [...]

National Precast celebrates 25 years in style

2016 marks the 25th year of National Precast, the peak body of the precast industry. To commemorate the occasion, the industry will be celebrating its achievements at a formal dinner on Thursday 10th November at the Opera House. Commemmorating Precast - People, Products and Projects According to National Precast CEO Sarah Bachmann, the night will [...]