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  • COVID-19: Victoria extends State of Emergency to 11 May

    April 14, 2020

    The Victorian Government has announced that the current State of Emergency will now extend until Midnight 11 May 2020. This member alert also provides the latest HIA tools to help you keep operating – including HIA’s new site induduction guide, a new Making Space on Site Home Owners Guide and an update on the JobKeeper allowance for our industry.

  • COVID-19: member update on restrictions - Vic

    June 04, 2020

    The Victorian government has introduced changes to the COVID-19 travel and movement restrictions. The updates have no significant impact on display home operations or building sites. However, new express restrictions on employers permitting employees to work in offices and travel to the office may impact some member’s business operations.

  • Update on COVID-19 Restrictions in Victoria

    July 01, 2020

    Premier Daniel Andrews has announced a list of postcodes of concern with COVID-19 that will be requiring additional restrictions from midnight 1st July. Find out what this means for residential building work.

  • COVID-19 Restrictions in Victoria - Follow the making space on site guidelines - VIC

    June 26, 2020

    The Australian Health Protection Principal Committee has urged all people to avoid travel to and from the local council areas where there has been a spike in COVID-19 cases.

  • COVID-19: VBA website updated

    April 01, 2020

    The Victorian Building Authority updated its website to outline new information to manage COVID-19 on building sites which makes reference to HIA’s Making Space on Site Industry Guidelines for house and renovation projects.

  • Fast-tracking Priority Projects – Threshold and Assessment Criteria Released - VIC

    May 21, 2020

    The Victorian Government has identified the building and construction sector as a key mechanism to lift the Victorian economy during COVID-19.

  • Government shows support for home building – Vic

    April 28, 2020

    The Victorian Government has announced actions that reflect their continued support for home building in Victoria including an extension of the Regional Victorian first home owner grant, the appointment of a Building and Development Industry Taskforce and support for Victoria’s Civil and Administrative Tribunal.

  • Housing Industry Open for Business - Vic

    April 20, 2020

    The housing industry remains open and operating under the current Stage 3 restrictions in place in Victoria, As the building regulatory, HIA is continuing to working with the VBA to ensure industry has up to date and accurate information for housing sites and managing COVID-19.

  • Housing Resilience Program Extended in NQ

    May 21, 2020

    The State Government has announced an expansion of the Household Resilience Program as part of the first stage of the state’s economic stimulus through the Queensland Economic Recovery Strategy

  • Increase to Deposits for Cabinetry Work - WA

    May 28, 2020

    In a win for HIA members, the WA Government has increased the maximum allowable deposit a builder or cabinetmaker can charge a homeowner when carrying out cabinetry work.