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    News Archive for November 2019

    How 1 bright light in a bleak social housing policy landscape could shine more brightly

    In the year since the Australian government created the National Housing Finance and Investment Corporation (NHFIC), its bond aggregator, AHBA, has raised funds for affordable housing providers, allowing them to refinance loans under better conditions.


    The woman at the top of Mirvac

    On a Sydney winters morning, so brilliant even the most world-weary had smiles on their faces, a yellow hatted audience stood spellbound. We were gathered at the peak of Mirvac’s newest, and boldest, Sydney development.


    Our top 10 stories for November 2019

    These are the most read stories over November.


    New after-death facility offers cemetery alternative

    Seattle-based architecture studio Olson Kundig Architects has unveiled designs for a new concept that promises an alternative to conventional burial and cremation methods by gently turning human remains into soil.


    Fender Katsalidis' new star on the Melbourne skyline

    The Fender Katsalidis-designed Australia 108 tower is well on its way to becoming an icon on the Melbourne skyline following the completion of the striking golden Starburst feature.


    SLS BT90 louvres delivering thermal and acoustic performance

    The SLS BT90 louvre series from EBSA Pty Ltd is designed to deliver superior thermal and acoustic performance as well as resistance to water penetration.


    Lendlease behind new home design software

    Lendlease has partnered with the New Zealand-based Donovan Group to develop a new architectural design software for the home building segment.


    Motorised blinds with BMS integration installed at Australian Catholic University

    Norfolk Blinds supplied and installed motorised blinds with BMS integration at Australian Catholic University.


    New guillotine and brake press machines available in VIC

    Darley Aluminium announces the availability of aluminium guillotine and brake press machines in the Victoria office.


    Sydney's Lunar Lanes celebrations biggest outside of Asia

    More than a million visitors are expected for the City of Sydney’s 2020 Sydney Lunar Festival, considered the biggest celebration of the Lunar New Year outside Asia.


    Key urban plans come up short in improving liveability for all

    Two strategic urban plans selected by researchers as good practice in urban planning policy could do so much more to improve liveability for all residents.


    Is there asbestos in our homes?

    NSW residents need to be extra vigilant about the presence of asbestos when carrying out any renovation or building work in their homes.


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