News bulletin 19:
News bulletin 19: 21 May 2019


HeidelbergCement, that counts Hanson Australia and Cement Australia in its group, has announced it has become the first cement company in the world to successfully be assessed by SBTi for its 2030 targets to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

Fletcher Building, a major cement producer in New Zealand, commissioned a Deloitte report that is available for download, which has explored the cost of building materials for residential housing development that are regularly accused of being unreasonably high.

In the wake of News Bulletin 18's announcement of the pending demolition of an iconic Sydney brutalist building, it has come to light the National Trust of Australia has nominated Melbourne brutalist building, the former Footscray Psychiatric Centre (pictured), for heritage listing in Victoria.

The NSW Independent Planning Commission has granted concept approval for a $649 million 183 metre tower at Cockle Bay Wharf on Sydney Harbour despite strong opposition from the City of Sydney.

Probuild is commencing maritime works this week on the Queen's Wharf project in Brisbane for construction of The Landing, The Cove and upgraded Finger Wharves. These works will allow for permanent structural piling work to occur.
 
In the lead-up to the establishment of the New Zealand Infrastructure Commission (Te Waihanga) later this year, a visible pipeline of 174 anticipated government infrastructure projects worth in excess of NZ$6.1 billion has been created.