“The Australian Building Code Board (ABCB) has released the public comment draft of the 2019 building code that includes changes to the energy efficiency rules for new homes,” Kristin Brookfield, HIA Chief Executive Industry Policy said.
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“The announcement by the Hon Guy Barnett, Tasmanian Minister for Building and Construction, Energy, and Resources, that the Tasmanian government will be providing land tax relief for new build rental homes, is a great initiative and one we would like to see expand in the future for the good of the state,” said Housing Industry Association (HIA), Regional Executive Director Rick Sassin.
“First Home Buyer lending in the final quarter of 2017 reached the highest level since the December quarter of 2009,” explained Tim Reardon, HIA’s Principal Economist.
Independent state-wide polling released by the Consumer Action Law Centre and the Brotherhood of St Laurence has shown that most Victorians don’t trust their electricity companies and strongly support a fair price for energy, to be set by the Victorian Government regulator.
Queensland earned a record $69.6 billion from exports last year, new ABS data has confirmed.
Biosecurity Queensland has confirmed a third detection of Panama disease tropical race 4 (Panama TR4) on a commercial banana farm in the Tully Valley.
Far North Queensland residents are the beneficiaries of a new $200 million wind farm that will generate enough power to supply more than 50,000 homes, according to the Qld State Government.