In Focus Region ACT And Southern NSW (58) Hunter NSW (58) National Office (58) New South Wales (58) Northern Territory (58) North Queensland (58) Queensland (58) South Australia (58) Tasmania (58) Victoria (58) Western Australia (58) Date Range Past Month (5) Past 3 Months (9) Past 1 Year (22) Past 2 Or More Years (40) One house, one approval To construct a single dwelling on a block should only require one approval. It’s time to shake up planning restrictions across the country. What are your next steps? Get ahead of the current wave of change and invest in your training and your future, the return will be worth your while. Consider commercial Have you always carried out residential building work? Coronavirus may beg the question of what else is out there to keep your business in business until we come through the pandemic. Building wins The HomeBuilder grant was a big win for the residential building industry and will make a vital difference to activity in the next six months, but the outlook for home building in 2021 is still uncertain. Immigration nation Immigration is at the heart of Australia’s social and economic fabric – without it we will struggle to overcome the economic crisis brought on by COVID-19. Stay safe Safety in the workplace should be a shared responsibility that is taken seriously by everyone, every day. The changes keep coming The NCC 2019 transition period expired on 1 May 2020, introducing a raft of new energy efficiency changes for both houses and commercial buildings. Fires, floods and pandemics As we’ve grappled with disaster after disaster in 2020, HIA has been actively engaged with government working groups and taskforces to keep the home building industry operating.