Who'll join Ballieu's construction revolution?

Ted Ballieu's construction reforms would slash costs in the sector but while other states would like to follow suit, they, like many big builders, are too scared to take on the unions.

All state Governments are watching the so-called ‘Baillieu experiment’ designed to reduce building costs on government contracts by about 20 to 25 per cent. If Victorian Premier Ted Baillieu succeeds it will slash the costs of commercial and infrastructure building in Australia.

But one of Australia’s largest commercial builders, Lend Lease, has decided to take on Victorian Premier Baillieu and, according to The Age, has signed an agreement which will effectively preclude Lend Lease from Government contracts in Victoria.

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