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Victorian Cladding Taskforce Interim Report - November 2017

Victorian Cladding Taskforce Interim Report released

WITH the release of the Victorian Cladding Taskforce Interim Report, the Victorian Government this month said it will take action to prevent the use of combustible cladding on Victorian buildings as part of the most significant overhaul of the building sector in decades.

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  • Category: Victoria
Artist's impression of Town Hall Station platforms

Names for Melbourne's five new Metro Tunnel stations revealed

THE Victorian Government has revealed the names of the five new stations that will transform Melbourne's train network as part of the Metro Tunnel Project, following an extensive public submission process that attracted over 50,000 suggestions.

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Draft Greater Newcastle Metropolitan Plan

Draft 20-year vision for Greater Newcastle released

A STRATEGIC and far-sighted plan for Greater Newcastle will see it forge ahead as a dynamic city with a globally competitive economy and a great lifestyle, according to the NSW Government, which last week announced the release of the Draft Greater Newcastle Metropolitan Plan.

House under construction

Dwelling approvals increase by 0.9 per cent in October

FOLLOWING a downwardly revised increase of 0.6 per cent in September, the total number of new dwellings approved in October increased by 0.9 per cent, in seasonally adjusted terms, according to the latest figures released last week by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS).

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  • Category: Australia
Young people and walking in Victoria

'Young people and walking in Victoria' report released

NEW research released this month has delivered new insights into why young people are pounding the pavement and not embracing driving like older generations, with only 57 per cent of respondents stating it was important to them to be able to drive anywhere they wanted to go.

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  • Category: Victoria
Artist's impression of open space at Noble Park Station

Final designs released for open space along Caulfield to Dandenong rail corridor

AS work continues on the removal of every level crossing between Caulfield and Dandenong, the Victorian Government this month released final designs for 22.5 hectares of landscaped parks, paths and recreation facilities to be created as part of the Caulfield to Dandenong Level Crossing Removal Project.

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  • Category: Victoria
Artist's impression of Southland Station platform 2

Southland Station opens at Cheltenham in Melbourne's south-east

THE Victorian Government this week opened Southland Station at Cheltenham in Melbourne's south-east, which it said would provide better access to one of Melbourne's largest shopping precincts, reduce traffic congestion and provide an economic boost to the area.

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Melbourne Airport

Discussions begin on business case for Melbourne Airport rail link

AUSTRALIAN Minister for Infrastructure and Transport Darren Chester and Minister for Urban Infrastructure Paul Fletcher last week joined state representatives to meet with industry and local government to discuss the Melbourne Airport rail link business case.

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  • Category: Victoria

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