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  • Stage 4 restrictions and commencement and finishing of small-scale construction work – Victoria

    September 01, 2020

    The Victorian Government has made changes to the stage 4 restrictions in metropolitan Melbourne for the commencement and finishing of small-scale construction work such as building new homes.

  • Reopening of economy - Vic

    September 01, 2020

    The Premier has flagged that the Victorian Government will be releasing its reopening roadmap this Sunday, 6 September 2020, in an effort to providing further certainty and clarity around the situation moving forward.

  • Apartment building completion notices and audits - Start tomorrow

    August 31, 2020

    The Residential Apartment Buildings (Compliance and Enforcement) Powers Act 2020 (the Act) Commences 1 September 2020.

  • Update on COVID-19 Restrictions for Metropolitan Melbourne

    September 30, 2020

    HIA sent a member alert outlining the changes to Stage 4 COVID-19 restrictions in metropolitan Melbourne that commenced on 28 September. This member alert answers some of the questions that have already come from members about the changes based on more information from the legal instruments and the information published on the Business Victoria website.

  • Easing of COVID-19 restrictions for Melbourne

    September 29, 2020

    Following weeks of working with Government, HIA had provided a comprehensive plan for more flexibility in the domestic building industry. It included plans for the reopening of the renovations sector, display homes, land sales offices and colour and material selection centres, together with the ability for consumers to meet with builders to plan new work.

  • Help guide the decision on digital declarations and designs for apartment buildings in NSW

    August 24, 2020

    From 1 July 2021 plans and specifications for apartment buildings must be lodged electronically in an online portal.HIA is encouraging members who build apartment buildings to register to participate in the survey.

  • Weather warning - Gale force winds expected tomorrow

    August 18, 2020

    The Bureau of Meteorology has forecast strong and gale force winds to hit parts of NSW tomorrow, A Gale Warning has been issued for the Hunter and the Illawarra Coasts

  • Update #7 on Stage 4 restrictions for housing

    August 17, 2020

    The Victorian government has released further updates to the requirements residential builders must comply with under the stage 4 restrictions in metropolitan Melbourne. Since stage 4 restrictions were announced on 3 August there has been uncertainty about the rules making it very difficult for builders, trades and workers to schedule their work.

  • Update on COVID-19: ACT & NSW

    July 10, 2020

    In the wake of the Victorian lock-down the NSW Premier has this week reinforced the importance of all businesses embracing and adhering to the COVID-19 safety measures. In her media release Premier Berejiklian announced that businesses found to be in breach of the public health orders could face a penalty of up to $55,000 or an on the spot fine of $5,000.

  • HomeBuilder Grant detail released for South Australia

    July 17, 2020

    The South Australian Government has today released details of how the HomeBuilder program will operate for SA 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.