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  • COVID-19: member update #1 - Managing your business challenges

    March 17, 2020

    HIA is acutely aware of the disruption that COVID-19 is having on not just member's business, but on your everyday life.

  • Buying Off-The Plans Contract Changes - Hunter

    March 05, 2020

    The NSW Government has introduced changes affecting off-the-plan purchases. These changes to off-the-plan contract laws came into effect from 1 December 2019.

  • Planning for Bushfire Protection 2019 and AS 3959:2018, Are Now Live - NSW

    March 05, 2020

    As of 1 March 2020, any application made for a Development Approval (DA) or Complying Development Certificate (CDC) must comply with Planning for Bushfire Protection 2019 (PBP) and AS 3959:2018.

  • Severe Weather Event What are your warranty obligations?

    March 05, 2020

    When a severe weather event happens, most homeowners contact the builder to request an inspection or even rectification of water ingress and other damage, what are your warranty obligations.

  • Options Paper on Registration and Licensing of Carpenters Released - Vic

    March 05, 2020

    An options papers has been released providing the first insights about how the Government plans to register and license carpenters.

  • Bushfire recovery response

    February 18, 2020

    The bush fires that are still underway in many parts of the country have caused unprecedented levels of destruction and loss of life. Our thoughts go to all those affected communities.

  • Continuing Professional Development - Vic

    June 02, 2020

    The Victorian Government is now at its earliest stages of consultation on Continuing Professional Development (CPD) for the building industry and has released an options paper for comment.

  • 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.