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  • Update #4 on Stage 4 restrictions in metropolitan Melbourne for housing

    August 08, 2020

    Further to our update earlier today, the Government has just released additional details regarding some of the requirements residential builders will need to comply with under the Stage 4 restrictions in metropolitan Melbourne.

  • Update 3 on Stage 4 restrictions in metropolitan Melbourne for housing

    August 06, 2020

    The Government has released further details regarding some of the requirements residential builders will need to comply with under the stage 4 restrictions in metropolitan Melbourne.

  • Update #2 on Stage 4 restrictions for housing – VIC

    August 05, 2020

    The Government has released further details regarding some of the requirements residential builders will need to comply with under the stage 4 restrictions.

  • Update on Stage 4 Restrictions in Housing – VIC

    August 04, 2020

    Today HIA has been contacted by an unprecedented number of members. Most are seeking clarification on the exact details of stage 4 restrictions on the residential building industry.

  • Victoria's residential building industry to stay open

    August 04, 2020

    The Premier has announced today that the stage four lockdown introduced yesterday will not require residential building activity to shut down.

  • Stamp duty relief for NSW first home buyers

    July 27, 2020

    NSW Government announced a 12 month temporary increase in the stamp duty exemption and concession thresholds for first home buyers. From 1 August 2020 the changes will see the stamp duty exemption limit increased from $650,000 to $800,000 for the purchase of a newly built home. The stamp duty concession will also increase to cover newly built homes from over $800,000 up to $1 million in value.

  • NSW HomeBuilder grant details released

    July 27, 2020

    NSW Government released details of how the HomeBuilder program will operate for NSW 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.

  • Victorian home builder details released – VIC

    July 27, 2020

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

  • COVID-19: member update #13

    July 24, 2020

    Members should continue to focus on taking steps to work safely and ensure that people entering your building sites

  • COVID-19: member update #9

    May 01, 2020

    A national Roadmap to a COVID safe Australia.