News bulletin 19:
News bulletin 19: 12 May 2020

The City of Sydney's new Central Sydney 2020 planning framework is open for public consultation until 10 July. The proposals include additional height in four-tower clusters; amendments for tall buildings' performance criteria and sun access provisions that affect building height; and increased building heights for part of the CBD.

Multiplex is continuing construction of Queensland's largest basement (pictured) for the Queen's Wharf project with social distancing for workers and other requirements to keep the project on track, with the 400 staff and their location mapped. There are still work packages open for tender on the project.

An early contract to design and construct the new Lakelands station for Perth's Metronet that includes a bus interchange and carpark has been released.

The Colorado School of Mines has been awarded a major contract by DARPA to design and demonstrate rapid tunnelling technology which is expected to dramatically improve tunnelling efficiency.

Hobart-based firm, Terroir, has revealed its concept design for the $18 million North West Museum and Art Gallery project to be built in Burnie, on the Bass Highway in Tasmania.

Queensland's proposed $2.9 billion Urannah Dam proposal is one step closer to construction with the launch of the impact assessment to determine any significant environmental, social, cultural or economic impacts on the Broken River region near Mackay.