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Information sheets

HIA information sheets cover a wide range of industry topics. Prepared by HIA information specialists, they are designed to help HIA members answer questions about a variety of complex areas. You can search by category. Members can also talk to HIA for additional help and support.


  • Clean up of bush fire affected areas - NSW

    The recent fires across the state have caused immense damage to property and lives. With the large amount of properties damaged, the NSW Government is providing a free clean-up service. Before you begin any work in a bushfire affected property take a few minutes to read the important information about clean-up of affected properties.

  • Leaving frames exposed to the weather

    Guidance on temporarily bracing of structure to ensure it remains unaffected in the event that you may need to pause the construction of a house for an extended period of time.

  • Low Rise Housing Diversity Code - NSW

    HIA assists members in understand the Low Rise Housing Diversity Code, previously called the Low Rise Density Housing Code

  • Planning for Bushfire Protection 2019 and AS 3959:2018 - NSW

    Overview of the updated version of Planning for Bushfire Protection 2019 and major changes to the 2018 version of AS 3959.

  • Secondary dwellings - NSW

    HIA has provided this information so members will understand the regulations regarding the construction of secondary dwellings.

  • Section J Changes - Are you Prepared?

    This information sheet provides a breakdown of the key NCC 2019 Volume One Section J energy Efficiency changes.

  • Streamlining the Bushfire Rebuild Process (NSW)

    The NSW RFS has commenced a project to assist in the rebuilding efforts in NSW following the 2019/20 bushfires. This will include some BAL capping for houses at BAL-40 and BAL-FZ as part of rebuilding. This information sheet provides information on the new process.

  • Virgin Excavated Natural Material (VENM) - NSW

    HIA has clarified the process to classify and dispose of virgin excavated natural material (VENM) in NSW,