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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.


  • 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.

  • Minister for Planning - Amended Notice of Exemptions - WA

    Amendment to notice from the Minister of Planning of a Schedule outlining the planning requirement exemptions, the local planning scheme affected by them and any conditions of the exemptions.

  • NCC 2019 Energy Efficiency Requirements - WA

    NCC 2019 energy efficiency changes that was proposed to come into effect this coming May, will be deferred and not apply in WA.

  • NCC 2019 Out of Cycle Amendment – WA

    At the request of Building Ministers, the ABCB has issued an out of cycle amendment to the National Construction Code (NCC) 2019. The amendments are mostly relevant to NCC Volume One (Class 2-9), but there are elements that will affect Class 1 residential buildings; including the additional administrative requirements for Performance Solutions which will result in increased time for approval, costs in development of solutions, and additional red tape particularly for straight forward Performance Solutions for houses.

  • NCC 2019 changes

    The 2019 edition of the NCC contains a number of significant changes affecting all classes of buildings, including: houses, multi-residential buildings, mixed use buildings and commercial buildings.

  • New building standard for non-combustible external walls - WA (285KB) This item/page is locked

    This information sheet provides an overview of new building standards for non-combustible external walls on mid and high rise buildings in Western Australia that recently took effect.

  • New charges for NBN start 1 March 2015 (58KB) This item/page is locked

    The Federal Government has introduced changes that will mean all new developments in greenfield and brownfield locations have to now pay for the installation of NBN.

  • New requirements for garage doors in cyclonic areas (190KB) This item/page is locked

    This information sheet explains the new requirements for garage doors in cyclonic regions and provides guidance to builders who may have jobs in progress and need to understand when the new rules apply.

  • New requirements for windows in houses start 1 May 2013 (444KB) This item/page is locked

    This information sheet explains the new requirements for protecting windows in houses and other buildings to prevent children falling.

  • OHS Management Plans - WA (68KB) This item/page is locked

    This information sheet sets out the requirements for an Occupational Health & Safety Management Plan in Western Australia (WA). These plans are required to be prepared by the main contractor when 5 or more people are working on a construction site.