Eye On The Industry

  • Toyota Huski Skid Steers

    A Secret To Success For High-End Landscaper A five-strong fleet of new Toyota Huski skid steer loaders is the latest ‘engine room’ driving the success of one of Victoria’s largest landscaping...

  • Jobkeeper Extension The Right Move

    The extension of the JobKeeper scheme is the right move for the building and construction industry and will help boost confidence in our industry, the economy and the community. Denita Wawn,...

  • Tradies Feedback On Pay Protections

    The NSW Government is seeking feedback from the construction industry over a proposed security of payment regulation, which will deliver a more secure system of contractor payments across the sector. NSW...

  • Is Your Workplace Covid Ready For A Return To Work?

    With the relaxation of stay at home orders and as people slowly return to work, there are many businesses, particularly SMEs, who don’t have dedicated safety experts in their business to...

  • Mum Starts Plumbing Business During Covid

    COVID-19 has thrown a spanner in the works, for Shae, but it’s nothing she can’t handle. The mother to three has homeschooled her seven and thirteen year-old children and looked after...

  • Home Builder And Building Bonus Stimulus Schemes

    HIA has welcomed WA Ben Wyatt’s sensible approach to fine-tuning WA’s administration of the HomeBuilder and Building Bonus housing stimulus schemes. “Today’s changes are sensible and will protect jobs and worker...

  • Skilled Trades Supply &Demand Remain Close To Equilibrium In June Quarter

    “Despite all the push and pull factors at play due to COVID-19 during the June 2020 quarter, supply and demand for skilled trades remained close to equilibrium,” stated HIA Economist Angela...

  • NSW Stamp Duty Changes For First Home Buyers – HIA

    The NSW Government’s announcement that there will be a temporary increase in the stamp duty concessions for first home buyers is a timely and significant decision. “Today’s announcement is a very...

  • The Building &Plumbing Industry Makes Face Masks Compulsory

    As the number of coronavirus (COVID-19) cases continues to rise via community transmission, it is now more important than ever that we all practise good hygiene, maintain social distancing and take...

  • VBA Gets New Power Stop Phoenixing

    The Victorian Building Authority (VBA) is stepping up scrutiny of building practitioners who engage in illegal phoenix activity. Stronger powers now in force give the VBA greater scope to scrutinise a...

  • New Research Triggers Crane Compliance Blitz

    Crane operators are being put on notice with SafeWork inspectors conducting a compliance blitz across the state next month. Minister for Better Regulation, Kevin Anderson, said inspectors will be on site...

  • HIA: Job Trainer Package Provides Certainty For Apprentices

    HIA has welcomed the announcement by the Federal Government of the $2 billion JobTrainer package, which includes an extension of the vital Supporting Apprentices and Trainees wage subsidy until March 2021....

  • 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...

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