Check out the latest news and find out what you need to know the most. If it is important and related to the building and construction industry you'll find it here.
Update to the Exemptions under the Design and Building Practitioners Regulation 2021
Section 13 of the Design and Building Practitioners Regulation 2021 regulates certain work that is excluded from being building work under the Design and Building Practitioners Act 2020.
The following additional exemptions have been added to Section 13:
(1) work to install the following, but only if the work is...
THE KEY TO OVERCOMING THE SKILLS SHORTAGE
We know that our industry is struggling to complete building projects on time with many problems such as supply chain constraints, the continuing rise in costs, and the lack of available skilled tradespeople. At Master Builders, we can help the industry unlock the skills shortage with education and training.
Don’t be shocked: SafeWork electrical blitz
SafeWork NSW Inspectors are jump-starting 2023 with an electrical compliance operation to increase the safety and awareness of electrical hazards on worksites.
Head of SafeWork NSW, Natasha Mann said contact with overhead and underground powerlines, unsafe or non-compliant wiring and faulty or damaged equipment continue to seriously harm workers.
Building activity shows bumpy road ahead
New building activity data released by the Australian Bureau of Statistics today confirms a bumpy road ahead in meeting housing targets without government focus says Master Builders Australia CEO Denita Wawn.
According to the ABS, new housing starts fell 5.2 per cent over the September quarter, and a fall of...
Building challenges starting to ease, but tradies still in short supply
Master Builders Australia chief executive Denita Wawn says it was clear that, prior to the pandemic, "we simply would not have enough skilled people to meet the demand that is necessary for the population growth we'll see over the next 10 years".
"It's been exacerbated by the pandemic, because of...
70,000 new homes to be unlocked
Mitigation checklist for holiday shutdown period
BE ASBESTOS AWARE. BE ASBESTOS SAFE!
Master Build TV Series
A Master Builders Association of NSW programme is coming to 7two on Sunday 23 October 2022.
Aptly named “MASTER BUILD: the Real World of Building and Renovating”, the four-part series will feature some of the award-nominated properties built by Master Builders NSW members in the past year or...