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  • COVID-19 Updates - New South Wales

    November 27, 2020

    Significant changes have occurred this week with the easing of COVID-19 restrictions for NSW businesses.

  • 3 month extension to HomeBuilder announced

    November 29, 2020

    HIA joined the Treasurer, Josh Frydenberg and Michael Sukkar, Assistant Treasurer and Minister for Housing, in Melbourne today to announce a three month extension of the HomeBuilder grant, along with some adjustments to the scheme.

  • Further Details - Easing of COVID-19 Restrictions - Victoria

    November 26, 2020

    Further to HIA's alert on Sunday regarding the next steps in the easing of restrictions in Victoria, we now provide further information for the residential building industry as the legal documents are available.

  • Tasmanian budget goes big on infrastructure investment

    November 12, 2020

    A landmark $5 billion in infrastructure spending over the next four years is the budget headline as the Tasmanian government seeks to deliver its COVID-19 Recovery Plan. The Government expects this program to support around 25,000 jobs and provide the economic stimulus to return the budget to surplus in two years.

  • Power connections to new homes: changes being considered - Victoria This item/page is locked

    November 09, 2020

    Since 2018, HIA has been raising the lengthy delays in electricity connections for new housing developments with the Essential Services Commission (ESC) and the impact on housing affordability due to increased construction costs.

  • COVID-19 Update: Use of face masks domestic building sites in Victoria

    November 09, 2020

    The Victorian Government has announced that it will be mandatory from midnight on Wednesday 22 July for all people living within or entering the restricted area of greater metropolitan Melbourne and the Shire of Mitchell to wear masks when they are outside their home for one of the four allowed reasons unless an exemption applies.

  • Further updates on the easing of COVID-19 restrictions in Melbourne

    November 08, 2020

    Today the Victorian Government made major announcements including the significant lifting of restrictions in metropolitan Melbourne for residential building work.

  • Further updates on the easing of COVID-19 restrictions in Melbourne

    October 28, 2020

    Today the Victorian Government made major announcements including the significant lifting of restrictions in metropolitan Melbourne for residential building work.

  • COVID-19 restrictions to ease in Melbourne

    October 27, 2020

    Today the Victorian Government made major announcements including the significant lifting of restrictions in metropolitan Melbourne for residential building work.

  • No change to restrictions for home building and renovations – Victoria

    Despite the build-up and expectation for today, the Premier has held off making any further announcements for easing of restrictions in metropolitan Melbourne. Further decisions will be made pending the results of testing around an outbreak of COVID-19 in Melbourne’s northern suburbs, hopefully in the next few days.