A showcase midrise timber building launched will benefit Australia’s construction and forestry industries by demonstrating the extraordinary capacity of timber as a sustainable, renewable and versatile building resource.
“The latest energy policy statement from the Commonwealth includes some sensible ideas that should attract broad support, as well as some serious gaps, and two elements that need great caution,” Australian Industry Group Chief Executive Innes Willox said.
The Property Council of Australia has welcomed Shadow Treasurer Chris Bowen’s proposal for the creation of a new independent COAG Economic Reform Council to drive long-term reform priorities, and called for its first focus to be on housing affordability.
The Federal Government’s plan for dealing with urban congestion and managing population growth is a pragmatic package which acknowledges the importance of supporting the vibrancy and economic growth of our our big and small cities.
Gas and electricity retailers will be required to notify customers of price changes at least five days before they take effect as a result of a new rule following a final determination made by the Australian Energy Market Commission (AEMC).