The promise was threefold: increase housing supply, provide a greater range of housing options, and to offer more affordable housing packages.. three years on, has the package delivered?Read More
I wish I could predict house prices as well as I could predict fights about who pays for Infrastructure
Twelve months ago I thought we would see the emergence of Value Capture from the shadows of infrastructure funding models, based on a “lively” conversation I had with Malcolm and Barnaby when they visited central Queensland in April 2016. Nowadays you can’t pick up a paper without getting a lesson on beneficiary pays versus user pays.Read More
The draft of the South East Queensland Regional Plan predicts an extra 2 million people living in the region within the next 25 years and an additional 900,000 dwellings, now is the ideal time to recalibrate water and waste water standards.Read More
Imagine being stuck in traffic for 40 minutes every morning during rush hour. But that you could use that time productively? Start work early, or even take a nap? Traffic Engineer, Shirley Kong, discusses the benefits of driverless cars and some of the pragmatic and economic considerations that must be made before this exciting technology can fully be implemented.Read More
Cadet Engineer and Dream Big Scholarship recipient with Calibre Consulting, Adele Faraone recaps her experience this summer participating in the Engineers Without Borders Design Summit in Cambodia. Her team worked closely with Wat Village to propose a waste management and upcycling education program to help the community improve their waste management practices.Read More
Rio Tinto Iron Ore engaged Calibre’s Projects division in a vital component of the Rail Capacity Enhancement Project; the creation of a Trip Service Facility (TSF) located at Cape Lambert in Western Australia. The team successfully delivered the complex engineering and design behind the TSF, which enabled expansion to 360 million tonnes per annum (Mtpa) transported by train from port to mine.Read More
Pragmatic and cost-effective solutions can address rising sea levels across the Pacific – if action is taken now. Over the last 100 years, sea levels have risen 200-250mm globally. Satellite data over the past 30 years shows that after a slow start, the rate of sea level rise is accelerating.Read More
Buller District Council asked Calibre Consulting to direct and update the asset management plans for its community assets including cemeteries, civic amenities, parks and reserves and community facilities including libraries, theatres and halls, swimming pools and commercial property holdings.Read More
Providing engineering design and superintendency services for in excess of 10,000 lots every year means that Calibre Consulting have access to a lot of data relating to construction costs. It occurred to us that this data would be useful in benchmarking the civil costs per lot within and across the various states.Read More
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