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The housing industry has built an inventory of over 9 million houses and apartments and has opened the door to home ownership to 7 in 10 Australian households. Every year we support a renovation industry to upgrade that housing stock, and add on average another 155,000 new homes and apartments nationwide.
Each year home builders directly provide jobs for 370,000 people and generate demand for billions of dollars of goods and services. In all, the housing industry accounts for nearly 6% of the Australian economy.
In working to improve the operating environment for the housing sector, HIA prioritises key policy imperatives including: maintaining housing supply and affordability; streamlining small business operations; improving industrial relations; reducing duplication and unnecessary planning, building and workplace safety regulations; and, addressing skill shortages.
HIA policy is divided into subject areas including economics, industry, building, planning, industrial relations, legal, environment, training and skills.
Australian Building Codes Board & the Building Code of Australia
Accessibility in Residential Buildings
Climate Change and Adaptation Sea Level Rise and Housing Development
Continuing Professional Development
Demerit Points System for Licensing
Energy Efficiency in Residential Buildings
Environmental Performance of Existing Houses
Government Charges Levies on Development
Government Infrastructure Investment
HIA Skills Blueprint
Managing Urban Land Supplies
Native Vegetation and Threatened Species
Occupational Health and Safety Harmonisation
Occupational Health Safety in Residential Building Work
Subsidised Affordable Housing
Vocational Education & Training (inc. Competency Based Training)
Water Efficiency in Residential Buildings
Waste Management in Residential Construction
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