Archicentre Australia Cost Guide 2017

The good people over at Archicentre Australia have put together a handy cost guide for 2017. It is only a guide of course, and construction costs can vary from in different parts of the country. These figures might be more suited to the suburban Melbourne market as Sydney costs tend be be a bit higher, especially around the inner city and inner west areas.

You can download a copy using the following link 

NSW Government want to demolish a 20 year old stadium. Why?

You have probably already read the news that the NSW Government has announced two of Sydney’s sports stadiums will be demolished and rebuilt.

It's not a very popular decision either. 

The Cox Architecture-designed, 40,000-seat Allianz Stadium at Moore Park, built in 1988 as the Sydney Football Stadium, will be replaced with a new $705 million, 45,000 seat facility while the 85,000-seat ANZ Stadium at Sydney Olympic Park by Populous and Bligh Lobb Sports Architecture, 1999, will be replaced with a $1.25 billion rectangular stadium, which will seat 75,000. 

So lets do the math. $705 million for a new stadium with only 5,000 more seats than the current Allianz stadium, and $1.25 billion for a stadium that will have 10,000 less seats than the current ANZ stadium. Yeah, sure, that makes sense.

You can read more about this here