When it comes to infrastructure spending, it's time Adelaide and South Australia got some more credit. The South Australian capital is currently going through a massive infrastructure investment phase - one that is particularly substantial when considered relative to the city's size.
World Parkinson's Day was on the 11th April 2015, giving people a chance to Pause4Parkinson's and recognise the effect Parkinson's disease is having on the nation. Earlier this month, PlantMiner attended Shake It Up's Pause4Parkinson's event which was hosted by Labour Solutions Australia. Not only was the event extremely valuable and inspiring, it was a great chance to gain a deeper understanding of Parkinson's disease and discover ways in which we can all contribute in helping find a cure.
It's been a busy couple of months in New South Wales with a huge volume of road projects breaking ground. While a substantial number of road and redevelopment projects pass council approval and enter the tendering stage, construction continues on works like the Alfords Point Road and Menai Road intersection in South Sydney.
Sod-turning shovels haven’t even touched the $1.6 billion Toowoomba Second Range Crossing site, but wait until you see what’s breaking ground just over the road – literally.
A media statement released today confirms the Queensland Government has given the green light for construction of a bypass that will support thousands of jobs in the area and see road safety vastly improved - great news for Queenslanders and even greater news for local construction and plant hire companies alike.
Disappointing Chinese trade figures continue to affect the Australian currency, with the Australian dollar edging towards a six-year low, trading at US75.89c at 5pm (AEST) today. With multiple markets feeling the pinch, proactively planning for these tough times is key to coming out on top.