In Focus Region ACT And Southern NSW (62) Hunter NSW (62) National Office (62) New South Wales (62) Northern Territory (62) North Queensland (62) Queensland (62) South Australia (62) Tasmania (62) Victoria (62) Western Australia (62) Date Range Past Week (4) Past 3 Months (9) Past 1 Year (22) Past 2 Or More Years (40) Waste not Waste management practices are changing in the building industry. Here’s what you should know and tips on how to best adapt to new restrictions. On the right footing With building quality gaining media scrutiny, properly understanding site foundations, soil classification and drainage around sites cannot be understated. HOUSING takes a look at these issues, and what builders and contractors can do to avoid costly rectification issues down the track. Keeping up with COVID While industry has struggled to stay pace with the changes brought on by the pandemic, HIA has been at the coalface providing resources, advice and a guiding voice to policy decision makers. Return to form Which state will be the first to pull out of the COVID-19 recession? HIA Economics looks at the data and the predictions may surprise you. 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.