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Women win with record skills funding
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
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
The Importance of Clearly Identifying the Scope of Works and Providing Notification when Achieving Practical Completion
The Home Building Act 1989 NSW (the Act) contains certain statutory warranties (the Statutory Warranties) which apply to all builders performing residential building works. The Act has strict time limits on when owners can bring claims against builders for breaches of the Statutory Warranties.
New Dashboard helps deliver quality assurance
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
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.
NCC 2022 preview and adoption dates
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
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
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...
Class 2 Building Work: Registration Requirements, Exemptions and Possible Additional Categories
The Design and Building Practitioners Regulation 2021 (the Regulation) identifies the requirements for head contractors to be successfully registered as a building practitioner under the Design and Building Practitioners Act 2020 to do Class 2 building work.
Recent Relevant Experience Requirements
1. For a Body Corporate (i.e...