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    • SHERGOLD WEIR REPORT TIMELY ON THE ANNIVERSARY OF THE GRENFELL TOWER FIRE TRAGEDY - 22/06/2018

      The Australian Construction Industry Forum (ACIF) notes that the recent anniversary of the Grenfell Tower fire in London is a timely reminder of the need for consistent and effective regulation and licensing in the construction industry to ensure the safety

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    • NEW, LOW RISE MEDIUM DENSITY HOUSING CODE - 21/06/2018

      On the 6 July 2018, the NSW Government’s fast track complying development process will be extended to include a new Code for low rise medium density housing. The new Low Rise Medium Density Housing Code (the new Code) will allow

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    • NSW BUDGET BOOST FOR BUILDING INDUSTRY - 21/06/2018

      Master Builders has prepared this summary of the NSW State Government Budget for 2018 2019. This update focuses on matters that are of particular significance to the NSW building and construction industry. Of significant note is the state government’s four

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    • FREE APPRENTICESHIPS ACROSS NSW - 19/06/2018

      Tradies will be entitled to free apprenticeships from July 1, 2018. The state’s biggest shortfall in apprenticeships is in building and construction, followed by trades including plumbers and electricians. But the state Budget announced today has allowed for 100,000 people

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    • LENDLEASE TO CONSTRUCT SECOND BARANGAROO TIMBER BUILDING - 15/06/2018

      Master Builder member Lendlease has been approved to construct a sister building at Barangaroo, called Daramu House. Daramu – meaning “tree house” – is a super sustainable timber construction, and will be the company’s sixth engineered timber building in Australia.

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    • IMPROVE YOUR BUILDING SKILLS - 04/06/2018

      Getting the right mix of skills and experience into your business and helping people grow is a challenge and an opportunity.  The 70 20 10 model suggests that roughly 70 per cent of learning happens on the job, 20 per

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