Eye On The Industry

  • Stimulus Measures Commended

    Building and Construction must be essential service. The Federal Government’s second stimulus package contains welcome measures to support the viability of businesses, particularly small businesses (including sole traders) and non-profit-organisations to...

  • 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...

  • Building Bridges In The Aftermath Of The Bushfire Crisis

    Between September 2019 to March 2020, bushfires burnt over 18.6 million hectares across the country. Its path of destruction has left towns desperately trying to pick up the pieces of their...

  • Boral Timber Donates To The Block’s New Wildlife Hospital For Kangaroo Island

    Following the devastating bushfires that destroyed more than one third of Kangaroo Island, Boral Timber has donated materials to help build a new wildlife hospital dedicated to conservation. A team of...

  • First Home Buyer Loans Reach Decade High – And Even Better To Come

    “December 2019 saw the volume of First Home Buyer home loans surge to their highest level since late 2009 according to ABS data,” Master Builders Chief Economist Shane Garrett said. During...

  • Building Approvals Stable In January

    “Building approvals in the three months to January 2020 increased by 4.9 per cent compared to the previous three months but remain 2.3 per cent lower than the same time last...

  • NSW Government Stamp Duty Relief A Welcome Announcement

    “The Housing industry Association (HIA) welcomes the NSW governments announcement that it will provide stamp duty relief for those people who have been directly impacted by the tragic bushfires that have...

  • Builders Back Well Targeted Stimulus

    The Government’s $17.6 billion stimulus package should bolster economic resilience in the face of the current challenge. “In times of crisis people look to their leaders to respond and the Government...

  • NSW Cuts To Pay Roll Tax Welcome

    HIA welcomes the NSW Government plan to inject much needed stimulus into the economy and the home building industry, which at the moment is being rocked by the impact of Corona...

  • TIS The Season To Check The Safety Of Decks And Balconies

    Spring is the season Victorians love to be outdoors on decks and balconies, enjoying the weather and the opportunity to catch up with friends and family for a barbecue or a...

  • Worker Struck By Building Materials

    In November 2019, a truck driver sustained serious lacerations to his leg when he was struck by building materials the had fallen off a pallet. Early indications are the driver was...

  • Safety Practices

    At Dial Before You Dig, safety of those working around infrastructure assets and the community is of high priority. At every stage of the project, there are measures that can be...

  • Support For Bushfire Areas Important Step Forward: HIA

    The Housing industry Association (HIA) welcomes the Victorian Government’s announcement that it will provide tax relief for those people who have been directly impacted by the tragic bushfires sweeping the state,...

  • New Home Sales

    “HIA New Home Sales is the latest among a string of indicators showing an improvement in housing market conditions,” said HIA Economist, Diwa Hopkins. The HIA New Home Sales report –...

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