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  • Update #9 on COVID-19 restrictions – Victoria

    September 18, 2020

    It is important that members are aware of ongoing changes occurring under restrictions in metropolitan Melbourne and Regional Victoria, and how these may impact your day to day business operations over the coming weeks.

  • Registration and Licensing of Trades Delayed to 2022 – Victoria

    September 18, 2020

    HIA has received confirmation from the Victorian Government that the commencement date for the registration and licensing of carpenters has been delayed until the start of 2022 due to the impacts of COVID-19.

  • Safety compliance focus in Canberra

    September 08, 2020

    WorkSafe ACT has commenced a targeted program of work health and safety education, compliance and enforcement activities in the residential building sector.

  • COVID-19 Roadmap to recovey for Victoria announced

    September 06, 2020

    The Premier today outlined the roadmap and plans for easing of restrictions in Victoria. Following a week of working with Government and putting forward a comprehensive plan for more flexibility in the domestic building industry, the outcome from today represents some steps forward but concerns remain which HIA will work to redress in the weeks ahead.

  • Landscape Clauses In Low Rise Housing Diversity Code Fixed

    September 04, 2020

    HIA has today been advised that urgently required amendments to landscaping clauses in the Low Rise Housing Diversity Code (the Code) have been published on the NSW Legislation website.

  • Update #8 on stage 4 COVID-19 restrictions - Victoria

    September 03, 2020

    HIA is aware there has been some confusion today about the changes to worker limits for small-scale construction sites announced earlier this week. The changes are difficult to explain and it is not surprising that the public information about these changes is still evolving and may appear inconsistent.

  • Stage 4 restrictions and commencement and finishing of small-scale construction work – Victoria

    September 01, 2020

    The Victorian Government has made changes to the stage 4 restrictions in metropolitan Melbourne for the commencement and finishing of small-scale construction work such as building new homes.

  • Reopening of economy - Vic

    September 01, 2020

    The Premier has flagged that the Victorian Government will be releasing its reopening roadmap this Sunday, 6 September 2020, in an effort to providing further certainty and clarity around the situation moving forward.

  • Apartment building completion notices and audits - Start tomorrow

    August 31, 2020

    The Residential Apartment Buildings (Compliance and Enforcement) Powers Act 2020 (the Act) Commences 1 September 2020.

  • Update on COVID-19 Restrictions for Metropolitan Melbourne

    September 30, 2020

    HIA sent a member alert outlining the changes to Stage 4 COVID-19 restrictions in metropolitan Melbourne that commenced on 28 September. This member alert answers some of the questions that have already come from members about the changes based on more information from the legal instruments and the information published on the Business Victoria website.