Moves to improve community protection against shonky developers, builders and certifiers is a welcome development after years of inaction at a state level, the local government sector said.
The Australian Industry Group (Ai Group), which represents construction products and materials manufacturers and suppliers, congratulated the NSW Government for announcing a major shake-up of compliance responsibilities in the building and construction industry.
The voice of the nation’s second largest industry is calling on the Government to support growth in the $222 billion building and construction in the Federal Budget.
Big changes are coming for motorists in 2019 as construction on one of the Sunshine Coast’s largest projects moves ahead.
Cairns’ $127 million port upgrade is one step closer after the tender was announced for major dredging and construction.
Master Builders Australia has announced the establishment of new national excellence awards to celebrate and encourage business success and best practice.
To deliver on this priority, the NT Government has brought forward FIVE projects by approximately 12 months, to support the Territory’s construction industry and create local jobs.
The Australian Industry Group/Housing Industry Association Australian Performance of Construction Index (Australian PCI®) remained in negative territory in January 2019, recording only a marginal easing in the rate of decline in rising 0.5 points to 43.1 (readings below 50 indicate contraction in activity, with the distance from 50 indicating the strength of the decrease).
The WA Government is delivering on another of its election commitments, with the announcement that local Western Australian civil construction firm, Densford Civil has been awarded a $6.4 million contract for safety improvement works along South Coast Highway in Albany.
“The volume of new apartment building is smaller than at any time since July 2012,” according to Master Builders Australia’s Chief Economist Shane Garrett.