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    North Queensland’s record-breaking floods are a frightening portent of what’s to come under climate change

    Unprecedented rain brought by Tropical Cyclone Jasper has triggered widespread flooding in far north Queensland, forcing thousands of people to evacuate. Cairns airport is closed, roads are extensively damaged and residents in the city’s northern beaches are cut off by floodwaters.

    Designer patios: The four best design ideas for your verandah

    Patio styling is an important part of home design, whether you focus on function, aesthetic or personality.

    Circularity drives GBCA’s proposed new version of Green Star – Interiors rating tool

    The Green Building Council of Australia (GBCA) is planning to introduce a new version of their Green Star – Interiors rating tool, with the updated tool to focus on creating healthy, resilient and positive fitouts, as well as driving sustainability through circular design.

    Star Wars to Lord of the Rings – The tallest fictional buildings in the world (and beyond)

    A new study by Buildworld reveals the tallest fictional buildings represented in movies, books, TV and video games – buildings from the world and beyond.

    Hammondville Aquatic Centre development motion passed – but not without a splash

    Liverpool City Council is looking to build a brand new aquatic centre at Hammondville, but residents are worried that key public assets may be sold to private investment to ensure the project goes ahead.

    NSW’s new SEPP arrives under the tree

    The NSW Government has delivered a new State Environmental Planning Policy (SEPP) to the built environment, which will see new powers delivered to state-owned housing agencies to increase affordable housing supply quickly.

    Demolition digs in at Carrington Place

    Ellipse Property has confirmed that demolition on the site of its future residential project, Castle Hill’s Carrington Place, has commenced.

    Judy-Lea Engel on how good flooring design can have a positive impact on Health

    Good flooring design can have a major impact on the health and productivity of occupants explains Product Developer at GH Commercial, Judy-Lea Engel. When it comes to selecting flooring for busy commercial or educational settings Judy-Lea says you cannot go past selecting carpet and underlay to achieve good acoustics.

    Private landholders control 60% of the Australian continent – so let’s get them involved in nature protection

    As the federal government attempts a major overhaul of national environment law, all options must be on the table to prevent the fast deterioration in Australia’s natural places. And more than ever before, the efforts of private landholders should be front and centre.

    Fisher & Paykel appliances integrated into twin kitchens at Singapore house

    Along with renovating the interior of the old house, the architects developed an innovative new extension that now wraps around its back and side, creating space for a typical multigenerational Singaporean family

    Building a sustainable future with steel

    The strength, durability, and adaptability of steel make it vital to modern economies. It’s used in the construction of our homes and workplaces, in bridges and infrastructure projects, renewable energy generation, and in everyday electronics and equipment on which we all depend.

    Adelaide architecture: History, buildings & modern design

    The architectural style of Adelaide is comprised primarily of six different styles:

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