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  • HIA’s Plan for easing restrictions on home building and renovations in Victoria

    October 22, 2020

    HIA has put to the Government that several steps need to be taken for our industry to limit the slow down in both new home building and renovation activity. This includes returning those sectors of the industry currently closed for business or operating with more severe restrictions, to practical and safe operating arrangements.

  • Building bonus announcement

    October 20, 2020

    The McGowan Government has today announced changes to the commencement requirements for its $20,000 Building Bonus scheme.

  • Update on renovations work - metropolitan Melbourne

    October 19, 2020

    The Victorian government has now published the legal document that allows for outdoor non-essential maintenance and repair work to resume with conditions. The permitted work goes beyond the limited information provided yesterday by the government. It is now clear that building work at occupied homes when done outdoors is permitted.

  • Update on Victorian COVID-19 restrictions

    October 18, 2020

    The Premier today outlined the next stage of easing for restrictions in Victoria.

  • COVID-19 update - Victoria

    October 14, 2020

    HIA has again called on the Victorian Government to allow a safe return to work for renovators, many of whom have been unable to operate for months. We have provided HIA’s plan to Government which seeks a safe return to work for renovators with strict operating conditions for work at occupied homes as part of the next stage of easing restrictions – being 19 October.

  • HomeBuilder start time extended for SA

    November 23, 2020

    The South Australian Treasurer, Rob Lucas, has this afternoon confirmed that South Australians seeking to access the federal HomeBuilder grant will now have a blanket 3 months extension of time to commence building work

  • Premier announces extension to start times for HomeBuilder in WA

    November 18, 2020

    WA Premier Mark McGowan has announced a blanket extension of six months for start time under the federal HomeBuilder grant scheme.

  • Victorian Budget invests in COVID-19 recovery

    November 25, 2020

    The Government has announced its budget for 2020/21. There are large scale investments planned in infrastructure and services that focus on recovery from the impact of COVID-19.

  • Victorian COVID-19 Update

    November 23, 2020

    The Premier today announced further changes to COVID-19 restrictions in Victoria. There were some minor changes that will impact the residential building industry.

  • Stage 4 restrictions and COVID safety obligations - Vic

    October 09, 2020

    HIA has been informed by members that WorkSafe Victoria has increased enforcement of the COVID-19 safety directions. Whilst these requirements have been in place for several weeks, in light of the recent enforcement activity, members are reminded of the need to be vigilant in complying with all of the obligations to keep work sites COVID-19 safe.