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Infrastructure, Hotels & Mixed Business | Asia


Documents seen by the ABC and Fairfax reveal taxpayers will be slugged almost $3 billion to complete a planned revamp of Central Station in Sydney.


Queensland is emerging as a new investment hotspot, driven by affordable pricing, strong interstate migration and high levels of government infrastructure spending.



Plans for a permanent park at the intersection of Flinders and Elizabeth streets have been postponed until after a $40 million revamp of an office building on the corner has been completed.


CONSTRUCTION work across the nation has picked up for a ninth straight month, according to new figures.


If the field of cranes dominating Melbourne's skyline is any indication, the apartment construction boom is continuing unabated.



Li Ka-shing's CK Asset Holdings has just sold his interest in The Center, the fifth-tallest building in Hong Kong, for $5.2 billion.


At least 581 apartment buyers have been left in the lurch after a Singaporean developer pulled the plug on a glittering 71 storey Melbourne tower following a long and bitter legal battle that undermined the project.



It is no secret that metropolitan/suburban fringe areas of capital cities are undergoing a significant level of infrastructure spend not witnessed for many decades.



Sydney’s Barangaroo development has won the top award at this year’s prestigious American Architecture Prize.


Sydney and Melbourne rank high in the latest global Skyscraper Index, coming in at sixth and 15th respectively, according to Knight Frank's Global Cities 2018 report.


Just when the sun had started to peek through, the number of cranes dominating the skyline of capital cities has risen, with a record 685 structures around the country.


There is a $62 billion building boom across Sydney's city, from infrastructure projects to commercial, residential and developments sites, which has underpinned the latest wave of demand for physical assets.



A controversial 13-storey tower above the Ormond railway station will go ahead after the Andrews government took control of the land, setting a precedent for other level crossing and major infrastructure projects.



Investors are circling the revitalised North Sydney office market as vacancy rates decline as new infrastructure developments absorb older properties.


In a major shift for development assessment, mandatory independent local hearing and assessment panels (IHAPs) will be introduced to Wollongong and Sydney metropolitan councils, to make decisions on development applications. This change aims to improve the efficiency and integrity of the determination process.


Theme park developer and owner Village Roadshow is planning to sell and leaseback the Gold Coast site that houses Warner Bros Movie World and Wet'n'Wild, with offers in the region of $100 million expected.



HPG Australia's $600 million-plus One Sydney Park development in Sydney's inner west Alexandria has moved a step closer to the starting line with a call to architect and landscape designers to compete in a design competition.


The renowned Tankerville Arms Hotel, Fitzroy is being offered for sale, with price expectations exceeding $20 million.  


Tower projects proposed by developers Fridcorp and Piccolo have been knocked back by the state planning tribunal on the grounds of size, while an historic 19th century industrial building on the CBD-fringe is ready for the wreckers.



Following the launch in Milan, Bali and London, the Italian jewelry and luxury goods brand Bulgari finally takes to the Chinese market.