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Australian Construction Industry Cries Out For Reform

Thursday, 16 September 2021, 4:18 pm | AsiaPacific Infrastructure

Infrastructure reform is “desperately” needed to roll-out Australia’s massive $110-billion infrastructure program, industry experts say, The Urban Developer reports. Infrastructure Australia has released its 648-page infrastructure plan for 2021, ... More >>

$24.3b Transport Investment Won’t Fix Years Of Neglect

Thursday, 16 September 2021, 4:16 pm | AsiaPacific Infrastructure

The National Land Transport Programme 2021-24 finally gets road maintenance funding at the level it needs to be, but it will not be enough to catch up with years of deferred maintenance, says Civil Contractors New Zealand Chief Executive Peter Silcock. ... More >>

No Toll For Puhoi To Warkworth Motorway

Thursday, 2 September 2021, 4:43 pm | AsiaPacific Infrastructure

The Government has rejected Waka Kotahi’s proposal to toll the new extension of Auckland’s Northern Motorway after facing strong opposition from the local community. The $877.5m project is expected to be completed next year and will extend the four-lane ... More >>

Auckland Transport Dumps Train Operator Transdev

Thursday, 2 September 2021, 4:40 pm | AsiaPacific Infrastructure

Singapore-Australia joint venture, Auckland One Rail, will take over Auckland’s passenger rail network after 18 years of operation by Transdev. Auckland Transport has given a contract for the delivery of rail services in Auckland to Auckland One ... More >>

New Zealand Building Industry Awards Paint Promising Future For The Sector

Thursday, 26 August 2021, 10:33 pm | AsiaPacific Infrastructure

An innovative solution to Auckland’s water shortage, Mokau Marae risen from the ashes and the collaborative redevelopment of Queens Wharf were among this year’s winners announced by the New Zealand Institute of Building (NZIOB). The standard ... More >>

Businesses Told To Enforce Covid-19 Scanning

Thursday, 26 August 2021, 10:28 pm | AsiaPacific Infrastructure

Once lockdown restrictions finally ease and businesses are able to re-open, they will have seven days to take steps ensuring all visitors comply with mandatory scanning and record keeping, the University of Auckland’s Dr Andrew Chen explains. Contact ... More >>

Wood Waste Could Replace Aluminium Crisp Packets

Thursday, 12 August 2021, 4:10 pm | AsiaPacific Infrastructure

Aluminium plays an important protective role in food packaging, however it requires a lot of energy to produce and it can be difficult to recycle. The crucial discovery has been made by Jiaying Li, who is working with the Dutch Advanced Research Center ... More >>

Climate Change Kicks Into Gear

Thursday, 12 August 2021, 4:06 pm | AsiaPacific Infrastructure

New Zealand has warmed up by 1.1C deg and annual temperature changes have emerged above natural variability over the country in the last 110 years, according to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change report released today. Scientists are observing ... More >>

Infrastructure For A Better Future

Thursday, 5 August 2021, 4:10 pm | AsiaPacific Infrastructure

The New Zealand Infrastructure Commission recently called for submissions on its 30-year Infrastructure Strategy for Aotearoa New Zealand – Civil Contractors New Zealand and Infrastructure New Zealand had this to say. Infrastructure New Zealand ... More >>

Celebrating Civil Construction Excellence

Thursday, 5 August 2021, 4:05 pm | AsiaPacific Infrastructure

The rescue of a Wellington icon, an infrastructure response that moved mountains, and a project with an outstanding safety culture were amongst the winners of the 42nd Civil Contractors New Zealand Hirepool Construction Excellence Awards. Held ... More >>

Seven Strategies Essential For Handling A Pandemic

Thursday, 29 July 2021, 4:17 pm | AsiaPacific Infrastructure

International researchers have conducted a review of the published scientific evidence on early infection control, and identified seven strategies that they say are essential for stopping not just COVID-19, but any future pandemic. While various elements of ... More >>

Is Green Hydrogen The Future Of Energy?

Thursday, 29 July 2021, 4:04 pm | AsiaPacific Infrastructure

Hydrogen is increasingly being called ‘the fuel of the future’ and can prove helpful in filling in some of the gaps in the clean-energy jigsaw. There have been increasing talks in New Zealand, especially since last 3 years, on how green hydrogen ... More >>

EV Battery Breakthrough Reduce Need For Cobalt And Nickel

Thursday, 22 July 2021, 4:34 pm | AsiaPacific Infrastructure

Significant breakthroughs in recycling electric vehicle batteries could help the auto industry tackle criticism that EV batteries come with a heavy carbon footprint thanks to the effort of extracting mined materials used in their manufacture, Movemnt ... More >>

Australian Construction Sector Buckles Under $110b Infrastructure Pipeline

Thursday, 22 July 2021, 4:27 pm | AsiaPacific Infrastructure

Australian Constructors Association chief executive Jon Davies says the industry was at breaking point. “The government is essentially relying on a broken industry to rebuild the economy. “The building and construction industry has the highest ... More >>

Taking The Cost Out Of Domestic Travel And Cargo

Thursday, 15 July 2021, 4:14 pm | AsiaPacific Infrastructure

A 40-seat battery-driven drone bus will be in the air for cargo in 2022 and passengers in 2023 if the FAA approves. Braeden Kelekona’s creation comes to life as an aircraft resembling a futuristic blimp capable of electric vertical takeoff and landing (eVTOL). ... More >>

New Zealand’s Largest Solar Farm Underway

Thursday, 15 July 2021, 4:10 pm | AsiaPacific Infrastructure

The $30m facility will generate enough clean and renewable electricity to power the annual load of 3000 homes. The solar farm, which is being built in Pukenui in the Far North by Far North Solar Farm, will cover 12 hectares and contain 32,000 ... More >>

Australian Cities Rank Better For Remote Work

Thursday, 8 July 2021, 4:31 pm | AsiaPacific Infrastructure

Melbourne is the best place in the world to work from home, with Sydney coming in third and Auckland lagging behind at 37th, a study by Nestpick has found. It may have endured four hard lockdowns during the Covid-19 pandemic, but Melbourne has ... More >>

When Will New Zealand Have Herd Immunity?

Thursday, 8 July 2021, 4:24 pm | AsiaPacific Infrastructure

The trans-Tasman bubble has been a step closer to normality with some semblance of overseas travel returning. Since then our borders have been shutting and re-opening to Australian states as new cases of Covid-19 emerge in their cities. This is not ... More >>

Five Simple Steps To Help Your Business Reach Net-zero

Thursday, 1 July 2021, 3:55 pm | AsiaPacific Infrastructure

Net-zero is a lofty goal for many businesses, but there are actions you can take right now to get closer to achieving this, according to emissions management experts at SINAI. Net-zero (short for net-zero emissions) means achieving a balance between ... More >>

Why NSW Just Hit Developers With A $12b Tax

Thursday, 1 July 2021, 3:53 pm | AsiaPacific Infrastructure

New South Wales will start taxing increases in property values caused by state spending on infrastructure, and rezoning of land uses by councils, The Urban Developer’s Ted Tabet reports. A new “infrastructure contributions system” will be rolled ... More >>