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115,000 dwellings and land lots approved across NSW


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


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


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


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


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...

Rooftop solar installers targeted


From July to December 2022, SafeWork NSW Inspectors will be targeting rooftop solar installations across NSW to address serious non-compliance.

In 2021, when checking solar installations SafeWork Inspectors found that an unacceptable 27% of installations were using no roof fall protection at all. Inspectors found that of the 40% of...

myBIG now has Annotations!


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


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


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?


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...