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Our new TV Series - Master Build

12/09/2022

The talks of producing a home and renovations show without gimmicks and glamour has been circulating around the Master Builders Association NSW Events & Awards department for some time.  

Last year, the MBA took a step into the broadcasting world when the 2021 Excellence in Housing & Pool Awards...

Master Builders Invited to Jobs and Skills Summit

29/08/2022

Master Builders Australia has been invited to attend the Federal Government’s Jobs and Skills Summit this week at Parliament House. The Summit will bring together key stakeholders including unions, employers, communities and governments to address shared economic challenges. 

The Summit is a precursor for the development of an Employment White...

Shining a light on ‘off-the-books’ payments

16/08/2022

Dodgy contractors trying to keep income ‘off-the-books’ and businesses helping them do so are being put on notice as the Australian Taxation Office (ATO) continues to shine a light on shadow economy behaviour.

Paying cash in hand to avoid paying tax is a significant part of the shadow economy. However...

115,000 dwellings and land lots approved across NSW

02/08/2022

Almost 115,000 dwellings and land lots have been approved across NSW in the past year, expanding opportunities for first home buyers to purchase their first home.

Between 1 July 2021 and 30 June 2022, 114,881 total dwellings and lots were approved through development applications.
 
Treasurer Matt Kean said that...

Builders respond to rising inflation

02/08/2022

The 6.1% rise in inflation to be at the highest level in over 30 years highlights the severity of the current economic challenge and the need for sound economic management to be the Federal Government’s priority mission.  

Denita Wawn, CEO of Master Builders Australia said that, “The jump in...

Tradies, it’s time to look after yourselves with national health month

02/08/2022

August 2022 is Tradies National Health Month. It is an awareness initiative that shines a light on the importance of tradies health. At Master Builders NSW, this is an initiative we can wholeheartedly support.  

For those in the building and construction industry, it will come as no surprise that...

New digital Strata Hub goes live

19/07/2022

Homeowners, buyers and the property service industry will benefit from stronger accountability and transparency with more than 83,000 strata schemes across the State able to register and consolidate their details into a new digital Strata Hub.

Minister for Customer Service and Digital Government ...

2021 Census data released

05/07/2022

The first results of the 2021 Census have been released. 

You might recall that it took place during August 2021 - an unusual time when many parts of the country were in lockdown.

Since the 2016 Census, Australia’s population has increased by over 2 million to reach 25.42 million in August...