Industry and consumers push for better buildings

Ahead of the meeting of state and territory building ministers this week, industry and consumer groups have urged government to focus on delivering better productivity and quality in Australian buildings. The Australian Sustainable Built Environment Council (ASBEC), supported by 20 member organisations, has appealed to Minister for Industry, Science and Technology Karen Andrews to maintain […]

Legislation Updates

Help for home builders

The Federal Government has announced a tax-free grant program to assist the residential construction industry during the coronavirus pandemic. Eligible owner-occupiers (including first home buyers) can apply for the $25,000 HomeBuilder grant to build a new home or renovate an existing one. State and territory governments will need to sign the National Partnership Agreement with […]


COVID-19 devastates housing industry

An economic modelling released by Master Builders Australia has shown that up to 43,000 new homes will not be built this year, due to the coronavirus pandemic. CEO of Master Builders Australia, Denita Wawn, says the new modelling conducted by Master Builders Australia shows the devastating impact the lockdown of the economy is having on the […]


Construction industry braces for coronavirus impact

Both the Australian Construction Industry Forum (ACIF) and Master Builders Australia have flagged the serious fallout of the coronavirus for Australia’s construction industry. ACIF has urged industry and government collaboration to address the growing disruption to construction projects as a result of the coronavirus. The most pressing issue is the reduced supply of building products […]