Australia

The Bottom Line – household impacts of delaying improved energy requirements in the Building Code

Improve home energy standards or risk bigger bills, more emissions: report

AUSTRALIA can cost-effectively strengthen residential energy efficiency standards in the Building Code and cut heating and cooling energy use by up to 51 per cent, according to a new report released last week by the Australian Sustainable Built Environment Council (ASBEC) and ClimateWorks Australia.

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'New Units'

Dwelling approvals fall by 20 per cent in December

FOLLOWING an upwardly revised increase of 12.6 per cent in November, the total number of new dwellings approved in December decreased by 20.0 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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New housing in the southern Wollongong suburb of Berkeley

Dwelling approvals increase 11.7 per cent in November

FOLLOWING a downwardly revised decrease of 0.1 per cent in October, the total number of new dwellings approved in November increased by 11.7 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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Princes Highway, near Genoa, Victoria

Australian Government announces $5m Princes Highway Corridor Strategy

THE Australian Government last week said it will fully fund a $5 million strategy to establish Princes Highway priority upgrades between Sydney and Port Augusta, with the intention of developing a 10-year program of works across three states.

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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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Mount Panorama, Bathurst

Applications open for Round Two of Building Better Regions Fund

APPLICATIONS for Round Two of the Building Better Regions Fund (BBRF) are now open, with the program set to continue delivering projects that help rural, regional, and remote communities reach their potential, the Australian Government said last week.

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'New Units'

Dwelling approvals up by 1.5 per cent in September

FOLLOWING a downwardly revised increase of 0.1 per cent in August, the total number of new dwellings approved in September increased by 1.5 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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