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Our industry

With over 70 years as Australia’s national home building association, we understand the residential building industry better than anyone.

Our industry

With over 70 years as Australia’s national home building association, we understand the residential building industry better than anyone.

Building houses is not just about bricks and mortar. At HIA we are a leader when it comes to understanding what drives the Australian economy and what influences can affect the housing industry.

Stay up to date with the latest industry news, developments, housing forecasts and trends to keep you ahead of the competition.

Economics

Get the latest economic data and forecasting to provide you with all the right information for informed decision making.

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Keep your finger on the pulse with up-to-the minute media releases, member alerts and policy updates.

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HIA Policy Priorities 2021-2025

Outlining the actions and areas of focus that governments need to support the housing industry to deliver the affordable homes we need and where people want to live.

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Position statements

HIA's advocacy work is guided by a range of position (policy) statements that set out the membership's position on the regulation of home building nationally.

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Election Imperatives

HIA sets out the key issues we believe an incoming government must address if we are to sustain the benefits of stronger new home building activity.

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Submissions

HIA's advocacy work responds to a range of government consultations and inquiries throughout the year on reforms that will impact the housing industry.

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23 Feb
Australia set to fall 200,000 homes short of target

“Australia is set to commence construction on little more than a million new homes over the next five years, almost 200,000 short of the Australian government’s target,” stated HIA Senior Economist Tom Devitt.

22 Feb
Inquiry into the Help to Buy Bill and Help to Buy Consequential Provisions Bill 2023

HIA provided a submission into the Help to Buy Bill 2023 and the Help to Buy (Consequential Provisions) Bill 2023, herein referred to as the Help to Buy Bills.

22 Feb
Addressing skilled trades shortages key for NT Budget and upcoming election

“The upcoming Northern Territory budget presents a key opportunity for the Government to focus attention on measures to support increased housing supply and the delivery of much-needed homes in the Territory,” HIA Executive Director, Luis Espinoza said today.

22 Feb
Land Development Pre-DCR Clearance Process

New fast-tracked process to access land titles earlier for eligible developments.

22 Feb
2024-2025 Northern Territory Pre-Budget Submission

HIA submitted the Northern Territory pre-budget submission to the NT Chief Minister.

22 Feb
Signed contract required to apply for HBCF

Recent changes by the regulator require a signed building contract to apply for a HBCF certificate.

Pre-fab construction project - Final report released

As part of the Pre-fab Innovation Hub, HIA has now released the final report including the findings and recommendations.

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Simple and effective approval outcomes for all new housing

HIA's aim is for a nationally consistent approvals outcome for all single dwellings on land zoned as residential.

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Building Australia’s economy

Across the country the residential housing industry has continued to grow and thrive with the support of HIA and its members during an extremely tough and challenging year.
Our industry has provided much needed support for employment and housing for thousands of Australian families.

Housing outlook

HIA leads the way in accurate and decisive forecasting for the residential building industry. Let us help guide you in the right direction.

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Specify your specialised economic analysis requirements and the experts at HIA will source data, analyse, and deliver your tailored report.

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After completing my first year as Tasmanian President, it is time to reflect on the achievements and issues of the past 12 months and align ourselves with the opportunities and challenges for the year ahead.
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Awards President's report
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Celebrating the HIA-CSR QLD Housing Awards is a great time to reflect on our industry’s successes in 2023 and the positives ahead in 2024.
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This extension project in inner Melbourne proves that good things really do come in small packages.
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