Eye On The Industry

  • Land Tax Cut To Drive Build-To-Rent Revolution

    The NSW Government will introduce a land tax discount for new build-to-rent housing projects until 2040 and a new Housing Diversity SEPP to provide more housing options, greater surety for renters,...

  • New Home Sales Soar In Response To Homebuilder

    “New Home Sales have risen by 77.6 per cent in June, from a record low result in May, off the back of the Government’s HomeBuilder program” commented HIA Chief Economist, Tim...

  • myGovId Important Information

    Businesses using the ATO’s business portal to lodge BAS or enrol for certain government assistance payments will need a myGovID. The ATO is reminding businesses using the ATO’s Business Portal for...

  • Stay Clear Of Electrical Cables

    A recent incident involving a second year apprentice plumber is the focus of an ESV Safety Alert that has gone out to both electrical workers and gas fitters. The incident involves...

  • Builders Commend Government

    Builders Commend Government On Procurement And Payment Time Changes Master Builders Australia commends the Federal Government’s move to support business through the economic shock of COVID-19 by amending its procurement and...

  • Building Approvals Remained Steady In March Quarter

    “Building approvals rose by 1.8 per cent in the March quarter 2020 compared to the previous quarter, providing further evidence that the housing market had momentum going into 2020,” stated HIA...

  • Construction Professionals Must Think Carefully About Retirement Strategies

    For many workers in the design and construction sector throughout Australia, the next six to 12 months will be challenging. Longer term, however, it is important to think about lifestyle and...

  • Finance For New Homes Strong Before Covid-19

    “The number of loans to owner occupiers for the purchase or construction of a new home rose by 3.1 per cent in the March 2020 quarter compared to the December quarter...

  • Building To Bounce Back: Infrastructure For Benefit

    An infrastructure-led recovery from the economic impact of COVID-19 should deliver productivity and liveability-boosting projects that drive sustainability across the built environment and its supply chain. The Green Building Council of...

  • Aussie Construction Relatively Strong, Fergus Data Shows

    Aussie trades businesses saw 7-8 per cent reductions in project numbers throughout March and April, data from job-tracking company Fergus reveals. Leading job management software for trades and service businesses, Fergus,...

  • 20 Million Tonnes Of Construction Waste A Year

    Can We Reduce That Number? As Earth’s population continues to grow, construction companies are erecting more and more buildings to accommodate people. From residential homes to office buildings, new structures are...

  • ATO Says It’s Time For Business To Move To MYGovID

    The ATO and 26 other government agencies have retired the decade old AUSkey and the Manage ABN Connections login credentials. This means anyone who uses the ATO’s Business Portal or a...

  • Deferring Your Home Loan Repayments

    Banks have offered a repayment holiday for their loans, but there may be a sting in the tail that borrowers should consider. The repayments and the interest incurred on those deferred...

  • Planning Support For Bushfire Affected Victorians Welcome

    “Further support for Victorian’s rebuilding their homes after the bushfires will be a very welcome step for home owners and their builders,” said HIA’s Victorian Executive Director, Fiona Nield. Following on...

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