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Renovations hit an all time high

13/10/2021

And there is more good news to come...

Although the HomeBuilder scheme closed at the end of March 2021, it is not the end of the renovation boom in New South Wales. In fact, prospects remain bright for the home renovations market for several reasons.

Sydney house prices rose by...

ACT pathway forward

05/10/2021

The ACT Government has updated its Health Orders and lockdown restrictions. This information is relevant for businesses who live and/or work in cross-border areas of NSW/ACT. 

Covid-19 Requirements

These Requirements have been adopted by the ACT Government. These Requirements will be regularly updated to reflect changes resulting from Government announcements, directions...

Faster payment times for small business sub-contractors

04/10/2021

01 October 2021 - Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman

Businesses with Commonwealth government contracts will have to pay their small business sub-contractors within 20 days or risk fines and penalties under new laws starting today (1st Oct), says the Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman, Bruce Billson.

“Fair...

Unlocking timber for 10,000 new homes

21/09/2021

The Australia Government is injecting $15.1 million to help address timber shortages for the construction industry, unlocking vital materials for 10,000 new homes to be built.

The new program will target timber on Kangaroo Island and support the transportation of bushfire‑salvaged softwood to timber mills.

Assistant Treasurer, Minister for Housing,...

Technical and regulatory changes

21/09/2021

Key technical and regulatory matters currently confronting the building and construction industry include:

  • Review of the Draft 2022 National Construction Code
  • Changes required under the Design and Building Practitioners Act 2021 (D & BP Act 2021)
  • Other Current Technical Matters
     

Review Draft 2022 National Construction Code
The Australian Building...