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  • Update on renovation work - metropolitan Melbourne - Vic

    October 09, 2020

    The residential building industry continues to operate under stage 4 restrictions in metropolitan Melbourne. Here is an update on some of the latest information as well as some answers to questions from members.

  • Federal Budget 2020/21: what does it mean for housing?

    October 07, 2020

    The Treasurer handed down the 2020/21 Federal Budget last night with a number of measures aimed at supporting job creation, business investment, skills and training and home ownership, which seeks to set a plan to rebuild the economy over the next four years.

  • SafeWork NSW focusing on falls from heights

    September 22, 2020

    SafeWork NSW announced inspectors targeting construction sites for their working at heights compliance. The focus of the inspectors will be on verifying compliance in relation to scaffolds, voids, roofs, edges and skylights.

  • Update 10 on COVID-19 restrictions – Victoria

    September 22, 2020

    With case numbers continuing to fall over the weekend HIA‘s priorities with Government remain.

  • Update #9 on COVID-19 restrictions – Victoria

    September 18, 2020

    It is important that members are aware of ongoing changes occurring under restrictions in metropolitan Melbourne and Regional Victoria, and how these may impact your day to day business operations over the coming weeks.

  • Registration and Licensing of Trades Delayed to 2022 – Victoria

    September 18, 2020

    HIA has received confirmation from the Victorian Government that the commencement date for the registration and licensing of carpenters has been delayed until the start of 2022 due to the impacts of COVID-19.

  • Safety compliance focus in Canberra

    September 08, 2020

    WorkSafe ACT has commenced a targeted program of work health and safety education, compliance and enforcement activities in the residential building sector.

  • COVID-19 Roadmap to recovey for Victoria announced

    September 06, 2020

    The Premier today outlined the roadmap and plans for easing of restrictions in Victoria. Following a week of working with Government and putting forward a comprehensive plan for more flexibility in the domestic building industry, the outcome from today represents some steps forward but concerns remain which HIA will work to redress in the weeks ahead.

  • Landscape Clauses In Low Rise Housing Diversity Code Fixed

    September 04, 2020

    HIA has today been advised that urgently required amendments to landscaping clauses in the Low Rise Housing Diversity Code (the Code) have been published on the NSW Legislation website.

  • Update #8 on stage 4 COVID-19 restrictions - Victoria

    September 03, 2020

    HIA is aware there has been some confusion today about the changes to worker limits for small-scale construction sites announced earlier this week. The changes are difficult to explain and it is not surprising that the public information about these changes is still evolving and may appear inconsistent.