Discover the latest updates and essential insights in the building and construction industry. For all significant news and developments, this is your go-to source.

Important Notice: Beware of SMS Scams

28/08/2023

We've got a quick but crucial heads-up for all members. We've received reports about fake text messages posing as Master Builders NSW. Don't be fooled!

Scam Alert Details
The dodgy texts say a client has initiated a complaint and directs you to a link asking for your login details. Spoiler...

It’s never been more important to get the right advice

22/08/2023

Many builders across NSW are facing economic challenges, and seeking the right advice and support is crucial for their survival and growth. According to research from CPA Australia, many business owners tend to disengage and avoid seeking advice when they encounter financial difficulty[1]. In these tough times, it...

Plan ahead to stay safe when working near the electricity network

22/08/2023

If you are working or operating equipment near powerlines or electricity network equipment, your safety and the safety of others working with you is important

Before you start any work near electrical infrastructure, you need to consider:

  • What clearances need to be maintained for structures, activities or objects within electricity...

New Insurance Requirements for Builders: Effective July 2024

08/08/2023

Design and Building Practitioners Act and Regulation: New Insurance Requirements from 1 July 2024

On and from 1 July 2024 a registered building practitioner under the Design and Building Practitioners Act 2020 (the Act) will need to be adequately insured to perform building work.

Registered building practitioners will...

Inflation drops further despite unfavourable spike in rents

26/07/2023

Annual inflation rate has dropped to 6.0 per cent in the June 2023 quarter, compared with the previous quarter’s 7.0 per cent rate. However, the rental market has passed another grim milestone and shows no signs of easing said Master Builders Australia CEO Denita Wawn.

“While still well above the...

Most commonly referenced Australian standards

27/06/2023

Today, knowledge of Australian Standards relevant to the project you are building is an essential part of any builder’s toolkit. With the establishment of the Office of the NSW Building Commissioner and the appointment of the Commissioner, a builder’s accountability has never been more important. 

With the introduction of the...

Licensing Proposals in the Building Bill

27/06/2023

The Department of Customer Service is seeking input as they continue to co-design the licensing framework and develop the supporting Regulations to the Building Bill. 

You are invited to review the following documents:

1.    Licensing Paper – outlines and explains the proposed future licensing framework.
2.    Attachment Paper –...

NSW Building Legislation Regulation: 2023 Amendment Overview

26/06/2023

The NSW Government has amended the Building Legislation Regulation 2023. The aims of this regulation include amending the Building and Development Certifiers Regulation 2020. The amendment extends the Regulation to 30 June 2024. It also amends the Design and Building Practitioners Regulation 2021. This amendment enables a body corporate without...

Introducing the New and Improved eContracts

13/06/2023

We're thrilled to announce the total revamp of eContracts, your go-to digital platform for contract management, going live next week. With a complete system rebuild, we've incorporated a range of new features and improvements to make your contract creation and management experience even more efficient and user-friendly.

Here's what's new...

Cbus Super: Preparing your business for the end of financial year

13/06/2023
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The end of financial year is one of the busiest times for business owners as they rush to get their financial affairs in order. Cbus want to make sure you stay on top of your super obligations.

Here are some important deadlines to keep in mind:

16 June 2023

Superannuation...