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  • Easing of COVID-19 restrictions for Melbourne

    September 29, 2020

    Following weeks of working with Government, HIA had provided a comprehensive plan for more flexibility in the domestic building industry. It included plans for the reopening of the renovations sector, display homes, land sales offices and colour and material selection centres, together with the ability for consumers to meet with builders to plan new work.

  • Help guide the decision on digital declarations and designs for apartment buildings in NSW

    August 24, 2020

    From 1 July 2021 plans and specifications for apartment buildings must be lodged electronically in an online portal.HIA is encouraging members who build apartment buildings to register to participate in the survey.

  • Weather warning - Gale force winds expected tomorrow

    August 18, 2020

    The Bureau of Meteorology has forecast strong and gale force winds to hit parts of NSW tomorrow, A Gale Warning has been issued for the Hunter and the Illawarra Coasts

  • Update #7 on Stage 4 restrictions for housing

    August 17, 2020

    The Victorian government has released further updates to the requirements residential builders must comply with under the stage 4 restrictions in metropolitan Melbourne. Since stage 4 restrictions were announced on 3 August there has been uncertainty about the rules making it very difficult for builders, trades and workers to schedule their work.

  • Update on COVID-19: ACT & NSW

    July 10, 2020

    In the wake of the Victorian lock-down the NSW Premier has this week reinforced the importance of all businesses embracing and adhering to the COVID-19 safety measures. In her media release Premier Berejiklian announced that businesses found to be in breach of the public health orders could face a penalty of up to $55,000 or an on the spot fine of $5,000.

  • HomeBuilder Grant detail released for South Australia

    July 17, 2020

    The South Australian Government has today released details of how the HomeBuilder program will operate for SA homebuyers. The grant provides eligible owner-occupiers $25,000 towards the cost of building or buying a new home or substantially renovating an existing home.

  • HomeBuilder and Building Bonus Grant details released for Western Australia

    July 24, 2020

    The Western Australian Government has today released details of how the HomeBuilder and Building Bonus program will operate for WA homebuyers. The HomeBuilder grant provides eligible owner-occupiers $25,000 towards the cost of building or buying a new home or substantially renovating an existing home.

  • ACT HomeBuilder Grant detail released

    July 15, 2020

    The ACT Government has today released the first details of how the HomeBuilder program will operate in the ACT. The grant provides eligible owner-occupiers $25,000 towards the cost of building or buying a new home or substantially renovating an existing home.

  • Update on HomeBuilder Grant for 2019 bushfire affected

    July 24, 2020

    The South Australian Government’s initial response to the HomeBuilder program for applicants whose properties were destroyed or affected by the 2019 bushfires and were building a new home would be treated for the purposes of the HomeBuilder grant as a new home.

  • HomeBuilder Grant detail released for Queensland

    July 31, 2020

    The Qld Government has this afternoon posted details of how the HomeBuilder program will operate for Qld homebuyers.