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myBIG now has Annotations!

15/06/2022

When you annotate something, both you and others you’re communicating with will understand it better. Annotating forces a person to focus specifically on what is most important. Annotating helps to reduce distractions and ensure that the reader has a better understanding of what is being communicated. It also saves time...

Announcement Of Albanese Ministry

07/06/2022

Master Builders congratulates the Prime Minister Hon. Anthony Albanese MP and the individuals who have been named in the Albanese Ministry.  

The opportunities and challenges for the building and construction industry over the next three years are broad and diverse. We therefore look forward to working with Ministers across...

Rising fee nightmare for builders and aspiring property buyers

03/06/2022

EXCESSIVE taxes from three tiers of government on top of the rising costs of supplies and labour are pricing homebuyers out of the market, Master Builders Australia says.

Albury-Wodonga MBA president Dale Paddle said the association was closely monitoring the situation but said developers and builders were at the mercy...

How can construction companies control runaway costs?

24/05/2022

Rising costs are the biggest headache on the horizon for Australian construction companies.

Most of the 314 Australian construction leaders surveyed by Procore in March said raw materials and equipment costs were the biggest challenges they faced in the year ahead.

This outstripped managing staff, winning work or keeping pace...

Skip bin reversal a win for small business

24/05/2022
THE NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) has confirmed that it will no longer proceed with controversial changes that would have seen small business skip bin operators hit with increased costs as high as 400-500 per cent.

Have your Say - Industry Jobs and Skills Consultations

20/05/2022
As a business owner, employer, or employee in the building and construction industry, your opinion, knowledge and skills are valuable to a wide range of organisations, including Government Departments and agencies. There are currently four important surveys open seeking input and insight from employers and businesses in the building and...

New SafeWork forklift safety blitz

10/05/2022

SafeWork NSW will today begin a new three-month Forklift Safety Blitz until the end of July.

Following recent tragic fatalities, 30 SafeWork NSW safety inspectors will proactively visit workplaces across the State to conduct forklift compliance safety checks and provide educational material.

NSW Minister for Fair Trading Eleni Petinos said...

Building material costs increasing at their fastest pace since 1980

02/05/2022

Master Builders NSW can report that building material costs are now increasing at their fastest rate since 1980. Right across Australia, the cost of materials used in house building has increased by +4.2 per cent during the March 2022 quarter and are now +15.4 per cent higher than a year...

Scaffolding Industry Safety Standard launched to stop workplace deaths

26/04/2022

Worksites across the state will be safer following the launch of a new Scaffolding Industry Safety Standard, which provides a clear guide to prevent scaffolding-related injuries and deaths. 

The Safety Standard details practical management tools to principal contractors, scaffolders, engineers, and other parties involved in scaffolding work, ensuring best practice...