Urban explorers refuse to let history die as they delve into dilapidated buildings

Urban explorers refuse to let history die as they delve into dilapidated buildings

Posted May 17, 2018 06:46:59 Photo: Tim Frawley says St John’s Orphanage in NSW is one of the creepiest buildings he has been in. (Supplied: Tim Frawley) It is like a plot out of a Choose Your Own Adventure novel. You go past an abandoned, rundown, dilapidated building. Do you …

Flammable cladding fix on government buildings set to cost tens of millions of dollars

Flammable cladding fix on government buildings set to cost tens of millions of dollars

Posted May 17, 2018 05:42:56 The Queensland Government is preparing to spend tens of millions of dollars to make dozens of government buildings safer, following its investigations into the use of flammable cladding. A year-long inquiry has found about 880 buildings need further investigation but at least 70 will require …

Small quake shakes buildings in California

Small quake shakes buildings in California

A small 3.8 magnitude earthquake has shaken buildings in Oakland, California, the US Geological Survey (USGS) says. There were no immediate signs of damage from the quake, said Reuters witnesses in both Oakland and San Francisco. The quake struck abou three kilometres east-northeast of Oakland, at a shallow depth of …

Tasman Island volunteers making light work of weathered buildings with helicopter commute

Tasman Island volunteers making light work of weathered buildings with helicopter commute

Updated April 15, 2018 08:36:19 Video: Shining a light on remote island repairs (ABC News) Related Story: Tricky task begins to fix storm damage on remote Tasman Island Related Story: Are you ready to try Australia’s weirdest holidays? Heritage experts have touched down on Tasman Island to assess decades of …

Flammable cladding prompts Melbourne lawyers to prepare for class action over ‘ticking time bomb’ buildings

Flammable cladding prompts Melbourne lawyers to prepare for class action over ‘ticking time bomb’ buildings

Posted April 11, 2018 05:00:33 Photo: A taskforce found 1,400 properties in Melbourne were likely to have combustible cladding. (Flickr: Ashley, CC BY-NC-ND 2.0) Related Story: Residents’ insurance costs quadruple after builder coats complex in flammable cladding Related Story: Firefighters accuse Government of pushing flammable cladding issue ‘out of sight’ …

‘Beautiful buildings, but missing the people’: Why multi-million-dollar health facilities are empty

‘Beautiful buildings, but missing the people’: Why multi-million-dollar health facilities are empty

Posted April 01, 2018 06:04:35 Photo: Fitzroy Crossing Renal Hostel remains empty and unused a year after completion. (Supplied: Peter Bennetts) Map: Fitzroy Crossing 6765 Dialysis facilities worth $17 million are sitting padlocked, empty and unused in WA’s north, due to what the Health Department says are issues with contracting …

Disaster recovery: Caring community equally important as fixing buildings and roads

Disaster recovery: Caring community equally important as fixing buildings and roads

Updated March 29, 2018 12:46:38 Photo: Amy Campbell, one of Darrell and Shirley Kennedy’s six daughters, in their flood-hit milking shed. (ABC North Coast: Catherine Marciniak) Related Story: In photos: Floods devastate northern NSW One of the most devastating impacts of natural disasters is the mental health impact, which lasts …

Adelaide’s historical buildings and long-lost sights shown in colour photograph exhibition

Adelaide’s historical buildings and long-lost sights shown in colour photograph exhibition

Updated March 23, 2018 19:52:13 Photo: Photos, such as this one of Elder Hall in 1899, have been colourised for a special exhibition. (Supplied: City of Adelaide) Related Story: Iconic buildings of Adelaide: The Marine Terraces of Grange Related Story: The Adelaide proposals that never made it It’s the bustle …