Wind power projects threaten to cook rural energy network

Authorities say two coal-fired power stations' worth of renewable energy won't be able to reach the grid without major upgrades to networks in Victoria's west.

When your home is a fire risk but you can’t afford to fix it

There are hundreds of buildings around Australia covered in combustible cladding, but fixing the problem is expensive and the only government scheme is yet to hand out a single loan.

‘Not at all ideal’: Hobart Lord Mayor says final say is council’s

The Tasmanian Government has granted an authority to override a Hobart City Council block on a cable car company investigating land near the city tip for its kunanyi/Mt Wellington cable car proposal, with the Lord Mayor warning the final decision on land use will be the council's.

‘Not at all ideal’: Tasmanian Government overrides Hobart Council on cable car permissions

The Tasmanian Government has granted an authority to override a Hobart City Council block on a cable car company investigating land near the city tip for its kunanyi/Mt Wellington cable car proposal, with the Lord Mayor warning the final decision on land use will be the council's.

‘No better example of arrogance’: Frustrations mount over new NT youth detention centre plans

Business owners next to the proposed site of a new youth detention centre at Pinelands say the NT Government has disregarded their concerns, skipping through a consultation process and not listening to potential impacts to their businesses.

Melbourne apartment buildings to be re-checked for flammable cladding in wake of tower fire

Thirty Melbourne buildings will be reassessed for fire safety after a burning cigarette sparked a six-storey blaze in combustible cladding on a high-rise apartment building.

Melbourne cladding fire apartment high-rise deemed ‘moderate risk’

A Melbourne CBD apartment building with combustible cladding that caught fire this week had been assessed as a "moderate risk" by the Victorian Cladding Taskforce, the Government reveals, as national ministers meet to consider calls for a ban on the potentially dangerous building product.