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Insurance Council invites you to share your insurance experiences and insights.

Insurance Council of Australiainvites you to share your insurance experiences and insights. The Insurance Council of Australia (ICA) is hosting 11 community insurance forums in November for communities between Cairns and Bundaberg. The public meetings will provide an opportunity for both home owners and small businesses to share their insurance experiences and insights with industry representatives, so they can better understand the issues and... read more...


Cyclone Building Resilience Grants for Households

    The Queensland govenrment Household Resilience Program is now accepting grant applications. The grants provides funding to help eligible home owners improve the resilience of their homes against cyclones. Eligible home owners can apply now to receive a Queensland Government grant of 75% of the cost of improvements (up to a maximum of $11,250 including GST). Find out about:... read more...


Pacific Tropical Building Forum

      Pacific Tropical Building Forum June 7 & 8, 2018 All Day The Pacific Tropical Building Forum will be held from Thursday June 7, 2018 at James Cook University, Townsville. The Forum brings together regional representatives, government agencies, technical experts and industry to explore the challenges and issues facing the Pacific region. In particular, the Forum will address the challenges and... read more...


Tropical Cyclones & Insurance: Getting it Better

  Category 4 Tropical Cyclone Debbie crossed the Queensland coast north east of Airlie Beach around midday on Tuesday 28 March 2017 BETTER BUILDINGS The buildings caught up in Cyclone Debbie were estimated to have experienced wind speeds lower than their relevant design wind speed.... read more...


Townsville: Tropical building science workshops 24-25 October FREE

  FUNDAMENTALS of TROPICAL BUILDING SCIENCE FREE WORKSHOP Sponsored by QUT and supported by Townsville City Council. Many recent changes to the ways buildings are built can increase risk. Only through the application of solid building science can we best avoid problems and maximise benefits. Designers, architects and builders can come to a workshop that tackles some of the more complicated matters of... read more...


Tropical Urbanism and Design Lab (TUDLab) The Cairns Institute (Bldg D3), JCU

  The Tropics is home to nearly half the world’s population, has rapid population growth forecast, and significant economic and social inequality. TUDLab's focus is on developing research and design capability in areas related to urbanisation in the Tropics. We assist the development industry, governments and non-government organisations by providing insights to the most effective and appropriate solutions for urban areas to address the... read more...


Visit a sustainable house near you this Sunday

                   Sustainable House Day 2017 Open the door to sustainable living by touring some of Australia’s most environmentally progressive homes on show at Sustainable House Day, this Sunday 17 September 2017, 10am to 4pm. This unique peer to peer education is a valuable resource for anyone looking for inspiration, ideas and the key to sustainable living. This year there are 3 beautiful new homes at... read more...



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