Latest ABS figures on new home building approvals indicate that activity across the Hunter performed strongly in 2017, reported the Housing Industry Association, the voice of Australia’s residential building industry.
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“Residential land prices hit another new high during the September 2017 quarter as supply struggles to keep pace with demand,” stated HIA Senior Economist, Shane Garrett.
When widespread bushfires swept across ‘Culburra Downs’ near Waroona (WA), causing nearly $500,000 in damage to fencing and other infrastructure, owner Mick Muir sought an alternative fencing product to better protect his pastures.
The Master Builders Association is calling on the WA government to ensure that builders will also be protected by any changes to WA’s security of payment legislation.
HIA welcomes the news that stamp duty concessions in NSW are helping more first home buyers in western Sydney, but HIA would like to see more being done to tackle the problem stamp duty and rising median house prices NSW Regional Executive Director David Bare said.
Land management plans with defined environmental and agricultural production outcomes agreed to by both farmers and the Queensland Government form the centrepiece of a policy AgForce has proposed to end the divisive debate over vegetation laws.
On this, the first day of the Royal Commission into Misconduct in the Banking, Superannuation and Financial Services Industry, the Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman says now is the time for small businesses that have suffered from questionable conduct by the banks to have their say.