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Construction material created from new recycling plant

  A new soft plastics and e-waste recycling facility in Melbourne is specifically designed to create environmentally friendly building and construction material. The $2.5-million recycling CDRC Global was developed to reduce e-waste in household rubbish and...

IHG CEO Annette Welsh steps down

Metcash has announced that Independent Hardware Group Chief Executive Officer, Annette Welsh, will step down from her current role to a corporate strategy and governance role by the end of August.  Annette has advised that after serving 15 years in senior...

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Emphasising Responsible Wood at the Impact X Summit

Australia’s premier gathering for climate and nature advocates, the Impact X Sydney Summit, was held on 22-23 April where Responsible Wood Chief Executive Officer, Simon Dorries, and Sustainability Manager, Matt de Jongh, took the stage. Known for its call to...

NZ data says new homes are taking longer than in 2021

New homes consented up until the June 2022 quarter have taken an average of 16 months to reach final inspection, an increase from 14 months in the June 2021 quarter. A further two months are then required to receive a Code Compliance Certificate (CCC), according to...

Native hardwood timber ban to blow out building costs

New home builders are expected to face higher construction costs and longer completion times as production of native hardwood is banned in state-owned forests in South-East Queensland (SEQ) at the end of the year. As the shortage of hardwood timber in Queensland...

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Bunnings “reshaping” sees four executives depart

Four Bunnings executives from the management team recently departed the hardware chain  in a move described as a “reshaping” rather than a restructure, an Inside Retail report has revealed. The exiting executives include Chief Commercial Officer Ben McIntosh,...

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Bunnings expands trade offer in Noosa

A Bunnings Trade Centre was recently approved at Noosaville, and is set to be constructed directly adjacent to the existing Bunnings Warehouse. Known as the Noosa Trade Centre the new building is planned for location on the same block as Bunnings Warehouse on...

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