“Despite the housing market cooling during 2019, demand for skilled trades workers remains strong, with demand in Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane exceeding availability,” said HIA Economist, Angela Lillicrap.
The Australian Industry Group/Housing Industry Association Australian Performance of Construction Index (Australian PCI®) increased by 2.4 points to 41.3 in January 2020, with the industry’s milder decline this month reflecting less pronounced reductions in activity and new orders (readings below 50 indicate contraction in activity, with the distance from 50 indicating the strength of the […]
The SA Govt has announced that the structural steelwork required to build the new $100 million school in Whyalla will be sourced locally from the Whyalla Steel Mill.
Speaking at ResponsibleSteel™ Forum II in Wollongong, BlueScope Managing Director and CEO, Mark Vassella, announced BlueScope’s commitment to certification of our largest global manufacturing site, the Port Kembla Steelworks, to the ResponsibleSteel Standard™ and Certification scheme.
Tennis fans heading to this year’s Australian Open will be better protected with the completion of the Victorian Government’s CBD security upgrades around the famous sporting precinct.
“The number of new homes started during the September 2019 quarter has dropped to its lowest point since early 2013, although the news on infrastructure work was a little better,” Master Builders Chief Economist Shane Garrett said.
“Building approvals in November (2019) reached their highest level since March 2019, up by 11.8 per cent due predominantly to a surge in approvals in New South Wales,” stated HIA Economist Tom Devitt.
The Australian Industry Group/Housing Industry Association Australian Performance of Construction Index (Australian PCI®) fell 1.1 points to 38.9 in December, 2019 with deteriorating indices for activity, new orders and supplier deliveries contributing to the lowest Australian PCI® result in six and a half years (readings below 50 indicate contraction in activity, with the distance from […]
The South Australian Chamber of Mines and Energy (SACOME) has welcomed BP and Chevron’s commitment to invest almost $60 million in oil and gas exploration projects in South Australia.
The lift in GDP for the September 2019 quarter is welcome, but conceals a worrying decline in housing construction which will undermine housing supply and affordability for our growing population.