The Victorian Government has granted Chisholm TAFE a $1.5 million grant to assist in the development of a master plan for existing and new infrastructure works on the Frankston campus.

State Higher Education Minister, Peter Hall, said the funding would assist develop the site that was ‘prime for renewal’.

"Training conditions and technology have vastly changed since the 1960s and 1970s, when the majority of buildings at the Frankston Campus of Chisholm TAFE were constructed," Mr Hall said.

The Housing Industry Association (HIA) has found that housing affordability has continued to strengthen in the June 2012 quarter.

New research conducted by housing researcher Macromonitor has found that the undersupply of housing in Australia is significantly smaller than previously thought.

The redevelopment of Asciano’s Port Botany operations is critical to improving efficiency and productivity Australian Logistics Council’s (ALC) Managing Director Michael Kilgariff has told a meeting of exports in Sydney.

The Port Hedland Port Authority (PHPA) has completed its whole-of-port productivity and capacity utilisation review, identifying a number of areas for improvement.

A new report released by Infrastructure Partnerships Australia has called on Infrastructure NSW to release a strategy to provide a detailed, ambitious and long-term vision to protect and corridors and prioritise the right projects to ensure sustainable growth.

Recent research shows that the choice of roof material has a significant impact of household energy expenditure through its impact on the internal temperature of the home.

Tinkler Group has announced it has pulled out of its $5.3 billion takeover bid for Whitehaven coal, ending a month of speculation over the future of the company.

The Victorian Government has announced a moratorium on all hydraulic fracturing as part of a suite of reforms aimed at providing greater certainty on the impacts of the coal seam gas industry’s effects on the environment.

The Australian Industry Group (AI Group) has spoken out against the Victorian Government's cut to the TAFE sector, saying the $300 million cuts could not come at a worse time as the demand for skilled workers continues to grow.

The number of registered diesel vehicles has increased by 60.6% from 2007 to 2012, according to the Australian Bureau of Statistics. 

The Australian Local Government Association (ALGA) has commissioned Jeff Roorda and Associates (JRA) to develop the first State of the Local Assets Report, which will form the technical base for continued advocacy for increased government funding for local roads int the future.

Mining giant BHP Billiton has announced it has elected to shelve the $30 billion expansion of its Olympic Dam expansion in South Australia.

The Federal Government has announced its approval of the Alpha coal mine and associated rail works in Queensland, paving the way for construction of the country's largest coal mine.

Rail giant QR National has a round of 750 voluntary redundancies, bringing the total number of positions shed from the company to 900 for the calendar year.

The University of Queensland has announced a research project measuring the impact of the coal seam gas (GSG) industry on Australia’s underground water supplies.

The New South Wales Government is calling for public submissions for its inquiry into insolvency in the construction industry.

South Australian Premier Jay Weatherill has officially opened the new Ankata underground copper-gold mine at Prominent Hill.

Queensland Coal’s Chief Executive, Michael Roche, has warned that the State’s coal sector could be facing tough times in a speech delivered to the 8th Coaltrans Australia Conference in Brisbane.

Intelligent Transport Systems Australia is calling for entries for the 2012 National ITS Awards. The awards, launched in 2010, recognise the achievements of the country’s ITS sector.

Singaporean gold investment group LionGold has announced a full withdrawal from the formal takeover bid it proposed to Perth based Navigator Resources, following weeks of speculation over the proposed bid.

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