Street Art Banksy Stencils Destroyed in Melbourne

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The construction industry has been urged to be more sensitive of street art, particularly in the nation’s street art capital Melbourne.

The call comes as priceless street artefacts were destroyed, presumably during the construction of a doorway in Melbourne’s AC/DC Lane.

The grouping of stencils by renowned British street artist Banksy has been damaged during construction work. The groupings are believed to be the biggest single grouping of works in the city centre by the anonymous British artist. Read more at http://www.theage.com.au/victoria/banksy-stencils-destroyed-in-acdc-lane-construction-works-20160710-gq2f07.html

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Construction Workers Pursue Melbourne Car Thief

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Source:https://au.news.yahoo.com

A group of Melbourne construction workers weren’t going to let a criminal get away with stealing a vehicle and then driving down the wrong side of the road.

The workers recently chased the drug affected thief down the road with the chase being caught by CCTV. The man had stolen the ute from a building site and after being chased by the workers crashed the vehicle in a parking lot.

The workers held the man until police arrived and arrested him. The 20 year old man was apparently high on ice at the time. He has been charged for theft and dangerous driving.

Read more at https://au.news.yahoo.com/a/30350823/construction-workers-perform-citizens-arrest-after-pursuing-car-thief-through-melbourne-streets/

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Homes Affected by Mount Waverley Collapse Still Uninhabitable

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Source: TheAge.com.au

The 2 townhouses that were left teetering on the edge of the 15 metre deep pit after the construction site collapsed in Mount Waverley in Melbourne’s east are still uninhabitable.

Despite  3 months passing since the construction site collapsed, a family of 4 and a commune of students who were evacuated from their homes are still not able to move back in.

The site has been filled but a report by the City of Monash council found one of the units was still not safe to enter and some of the house had to be knocked down.

Source: http://www.abc.net.au/news/2015-10-16/homes-still-unsafe-after-mount-waverley-pit-collapse/6858266

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Melbourne Workers Take Cover

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Source: www.world-weather-travellers-guide.com

Workers in Melbourne have been warned to take cover as a cold front hit today.

The cold front brought with it rain, wind and unusually cold temperatures for this time of year. In fact, temperatures are lower than they’ve been at this time of year in 6 years.

Although most of the week will be gloomy, the sunshine is expected to return by Saturday.

Source: http://www.theage.com.au/victoria/melbourne-weather-cold-front-to-unleash-rain-wintry-conditions-20150919-gjqm0u.html

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Queensland Plumber Killed on The Job

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Source: roofplumber3.blogspot.com

Yet another construction accident has taken place, this time claiming the life of a plumber at a Brisbane home site.

The man in his 50s died on the day of the accident despite being rushed to hospital for treatment.

The man suffered severe head injuries after falling through the fibreglass roof at the Sunnybank home.

According to statistics injuries and fatalities resulting from falls from a height account for 11% of all worker fatalities.

Read more at http://content.safetyculture.com.au/news/index.php/09/queensland-plumber-dies-falling-roof/#.Vf8uPd-qqkp

 

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