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SmartCrete CRC Funding Confirmed

The Australasian Pozzolan Association is very pleased to inform our members the Minister for Industry, the Honourable Karen Andrews MP, has announced that the SmartCrete CRC was awarded $21 million in funding.

The industry-led SmartCrete CRC has generated a further $69 million in cash and in-kind contributions from industry and researchers. Since 2013, the Government has committed $1.1 billion to support the establishment of 30 CRCs, with industry and research partners contributing $3.4 billion in cash and in-kind contributions.

With $90 million worth of resources, the concrete sector will see major opportunitunities over the next seven years.

Among the goals of the newly awarded funding is to improve infrastructure productivity through reduced cost of concrete construction, improve durability and expand on the competitiveness and sustainability of Australian industries. 

Minister Andrews said the SmartCrete CRC also had the potential to drive down costs significantly without compromising safety or quality.

“Concrete is so essential to our building industry and public infrastructure projects that even small savings and increases in productivity can make a massive difference,” Minister Andrews said.

“It will allow us to get more bang for our buck, which is so important for the productivity and sustainability of Australian industries.”

This funding will facilitate one of Australia's most significant collaborative research efforts into the concrete industry. 

For more information call (02) 9850 8426 or email info@smartcretecrc.com.au.