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#Budget2013 holds some good news for #infrastructure but more is needed 4 #sustainable #schools and #resilience

There's a tiny little light at the end of the tunnel for Australia's urban infrastructure Wed 15 May 2013 News / GBCA media releases The funds earmarked for the next wave of ‘nation building’ projects in the 2013 Budget may begin to address the $500 billion backlog of infrastructure projects, but will not provide for better learning environments or support a more resilient Australia, says the nation’s sustainable building advocate. “While we are pleased to see $24 billion funding for urban infrastructure projects, it's only the start and substantial reinvestment is needed,” says the Green Building Council of Australia’s (GBCA’s) Executive Director of Advocacy, Robin Mellon. “Just last week, the Urban Coalition, of which the GBCA is a member, called for A New Deal for Urban Australia and investment in infrastructure that contributes to more productive, liveable and sustaina...

Full article: http://www.gbca.org.au/news/gbca-media-releases/theres-a-...

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