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Grants extended for small business

21/03/2022
The Australian and New South Wales governments have today extended Small Business and Primary Producer recovery grants to help residents impacted by a number of significant storm and flood events that occurred from October 2021 to March 2022.

Women win with record skills funding

15/03/2022

Joint media release with The Hon Stuart Robert MP
Minister for Employment, Workforce, Skills, Small and Family Business

The number of women taking up training as an apprentice or trainee has surged past pre-pandemic levels as the Morrison Government’s policies have delivered the opportunity for hundreds of thousands of women to...

MBA Strata Inspection Panel (SIP) Workshop – Expression of Interest

15/03/2022

Master Builders Association NSW has established a Strata Inspection Panel (SIP). This is in response to the Strata Scheme Management Act 2015 for identified building industry organisations to prepare, establish and maintain a Strata Inspection Panel for Class 2 and 3 Buildings.

Any member interested in being included on the...

Class 2 Building Work Amendments

07/03/2022
From 2 March 2022 the NSW Government has added two further building practitioner categories to enable builders to gain experience if they don’t already have the 5 years relevant practical experience.

New Dashboard helps deliver quality assurance

14/02/2022

Accountability for Quality Assurance
 
Quality assurance in construction in 2022 is very different compared to a decade ago. Defects that impact the delivery, safety and liveability of buildings in New South Wales (NSW) have made headlines. Historically, the industry has self-managed and resolved defects. Now, government regulators have stepped...

Contract is King

14/02/2022

The High Court of Australia has, in two new decisions, reaffirmed that when it comes to determining the rights and obligations of employees (i.e., is the person performing the work a subcontractor or employee, ongoing or casual) the terms of the contract of employment are the most important thing.

In...

NCC 2022 preview and adoption dates

14/02/2022

The following are some important dates for the release of the National Construction Code (NCC) 2022, which include:

  • 9 May 2022 –  Preview available at ncc.abcb.gov.au (excluding energy efficiency and condensation)
  • 1 September 2022 – Adoption by states and territories

Building Ministers have agreed to delay the adoption of NCC...

COVID-19 construction hours re-extended to 31 March

11/02/2022

Emergency construction hours have been extended once again until 31 March 2022. 

The NSW Government has re-made a temporary COVID-19 Construction Works Order to allow construction work on weekends for quieter building works until the 31 March. 

The updated COVID-19 Construction Works Order will facilitate construction over a broader timeframe in recognition of COVID-19 safety...

Helping local students with career outcomes

11/02/2022

Since November 2020, the Master Builders Apprentice Services has supported the Educational Pathways Program (EPP) giving young people a taste of our industry. Launched by the NSW Department of Education, the EPP will continue until 2023. To make the program a success for local students, Master Builders need your help...