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Our committees are the foundation of our association. Our committees work to bring real industry expertise to HIA’s voice and seek changes to the things that matter to you and your business.
Committees give members an outlet to exchange ideas, develop policy, champion and take action to support and improve the business environment for the housing industry. Our committees are also an opportunity for you to meet with like-minded building professionals – expanding your network.
Being a committee member really opened up my eyes – I had no idea I could help shape our industry so much. I have made some great friends along the way; we all support each other in more than just our businessesCathy Inglis, HIA Member and Committee Member
After two years, an HIA member is entitled to nominate to participate in one of HIA’s regional committees.
These committees play an important role in guiding HIA’s advocacy for our industry and developing HIA policies and services.
The six regional committees provide guidance and support to the Regional Executive Committees. The Chair of a regional committee is also a member of the associated National Service Committee, which meets each year to discuss broader industry issues of national importance.
As an HIA member, you can start your involvement on one of six regional committees by contacting the HIA executive director in your region.
Every HIA region has a senior membership committee, known as the Regional Executive Committee (REC). Every two years, an election is held to nominate a Regional President, Vice President and the chairs of the six service committees. Those members, along with a small number of other nominated members, make up the REC.
The REC generally meets every two months and provides support and direction on HIA's policy staff's advocacy and policy issues. They can also advise on the delivery of HIA services to members and importantly, they provide a local forum to deal with regional issues.
HIA Regional Presidents are responsible for chairing Regional Executive Committees, which represent local regions across Australia. Elected every two years, the Regional President and the Regional Vice President are also members of the HIA’s National Policy Congress.
HIA National Board of Directors is responsible for managing and controlling HIA’s funds and overseeing the management of HIA to ensure its objectives and obligations to members and other stakeholders are met. The members of HIA’s National Policy Congress elect non-executive directors every two years in accordance with HIA’s constitution. The National President chairs the National Board of Directors.
National Policy Congress (NPC) is HIA's peak policy-making body, representing HIA members' interests. It formulates and reviews our organisation’s policy and advocacy objectives and elects the National Board of Directors every two years.
While NPC can generate policy in its own right, NPC typically considers policy proposals from the National Service Committees, Regional Executive Committees, the National Board of Directors or a Specialist Committee (Kitchens & Bathrooms, National Manufacturers Council).
HIA develops and advocates policy recognising the importance of the housing industry to all Australians. We advocate our members' views and policies by contributing to inquiries and forums that impact the residential building sector. Our policy areas cover:
At HIA, there are plenty of ways to get involved, give back and make a difference to the future of the building and construction industry.