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  • Changes to Security of Payment Laws - NSW

    February 26, 2021

    HIA is pleased to advise about the changes to the Security of Payment laws which represent a significant win for residential builders in NSW.

  • Victorian COVID-19 lockdown ends

    February 17, 2021

    The Premier announced an end to Victoria’s 5 day lockdown and this means that from the 18th February of all building and construction work can resume.

  • Update on Victoria's 5 Day Lockdown

    February 13, 2021

    The Government has stated that this lockdown is intended to be short but sharp. The rules that applied last year, such as the limits on workers on site and allowing the construction industry to remain open do not apply this time.

  • Victoria enters 5 day lockdown

    February 12, 2021

    The Premier has announced a 5 day lockdown to commence from 11:59pm tonight until 11:59pm on Wednesday 17 February 2021.

  • COVID-19 Transition out of lockdown – Perth, Peel and South-West

    February 05, 2021

    The West Australian Government has announced that Perth, Peel and the South-West Regions will transition out of lockdown, commencing from 6:00pm Friday 5 February 2021. Find out about the transition requirements for masks, display homes; contact registers, travel and more.

  • COVID-19 restrictions reintroduced in Victoria

    February 04, 2021

    The Premier reintroduced restrictions after a COVID-19 community transmission case was recorded.

  • Perth bushfire emergency

    February 04, 2021

    The Perth bushfire emergency is now in its third day, with circumstances in the affected areas continuing to evolve with the changing weather conditions. Although milder weather conditions provided some relief overnight, the fire continues to be an emergency situation with broad-ranging impacts across the North East and Perth Metro Areas.

  • COVID-19 lockdown – Perth, Peel and the South-West

    February 03, 2021

    The West Australian Government has announced a 5 day hard lockdown from 6:00pm Sunday 31 January to 6:00pm Friday 5 February 2021. As was the case during the lockdown in March last year, building sites were deemed to be ‘essential’ and as such can remain open during this lockdown period. This also applies to renovation activity. See further FAQs.

  • New COVID-19 permit system to enter Victoria

    January 12, 2021

    Yesterday the Victorian Government announced a New Permit System for anyone wishing to enter Victoria including returning Victorian residents. From 5:59pm on 11 January, any person wishing to enter Victoria from anywhere in Australia will be required to obtain a permit. This does not apply to New South Wales border community residents.

  • New mandatory COVID-19 requirement to wear a face covering

    January 12, 2021

    The recent outbreak of COVID-19 in NSW has led to a number of changes to the NSW COVID-19 health and hygiene requirements.

    A key change is the introduction of a mandatory requirement to wear a fitted face covering when indoors at certain pemises located in Greater Sydney (including Wollongong, Central Coast and Blue Mountains).