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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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Policy 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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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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Federal Election Imperatives 2022

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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19 May
Adoption of the model WHS laws

Western Australia’s new harmonised model of the Work Health & Safety (WHS) Act and Regulations have commenced. This webinar will help you understand your obligations under the new laws.

19 May
Engaging contractors in NSW - Details to collect from your contractor

This checklist provides a summary of some of the information and details you should seek from a contractor when engaging their services. Some of these may be legally required, whereas others are a commercial decision for your business.

18 May
Vale Mario Biasin

HIA is deeply saddened by the loss of housing industry leader Mario Biasin

18 May
Termination and redundancy under the BCI Award

The Building and Construction General On-site Award 2020 (the Award) is an industry award, which applies to employers and their employees working in on-site building, engineering and civil construction.

18 May
Consideration of Interstate Landholdings in Land Tax Calculations

HIA respond to proposed amendments that would change current arrangements to account for value of land held interstate when assessing land tax liability.

16 May
NSW Building contracts and related documents

Learn about all of the various contract documents you can use INS to be compliant.

Pre-fab construction project - Phase 2

As part of the Pre-fab Innovation Hub, HIA conducted a consultation process with a final report including the findings and recommendations in Phase 2.

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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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HOUSING Online

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Inspiration Installation
Staying put
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Construction Sustainability Innovation
Net zero evolution
With a revolutionary approach, the 2021 HIA Australian Spec Home of the Year winner combines high-level energy targets with solid consumer appeal.
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Construction How-to Planning
By the book
Arriving at almost 70 years of experience, Western Australia’s Rawlinsons have been a key figure in cost consultancy as well as quantity surveying for Australia’s bustling building industry. HIA speaks to Business Manager Kirsty M...
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Financial planning Fees Insurance
Fixer upper finance
There is nothing more frustrating for you or your client than delays. Don’t let your renovation project face a financial setback – Handypay is here to help.  
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Sustainability Environment Wellbeing
More time for what moves you
We all know you can’t buy happiness but there’s something else you can’t acquire – time. So what if you could have more of both? HOUSING speaks to Ben Silver, co-founder of Benzina Zero, on creating time for what matters most.
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Energy efficiency National Construction Code (NCC) Legal
Getting a positive resolution
Among the raft of significant and far-reaching NCC 2022 changes, HIA has been leading the charge on a range of other reforms through the NCC and Australian Standards. These reforms will minimise the impacts and get positive reform...
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Mental health Work Health and Safety (WHS) Wellbeing
Mindfulness over matter
A respected mindfulness and meditation coach can teach anyone – be it a carpenter or a CEO – the value of mental health.
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Safety Residential Construction
Policy Priorities
Looking ahead, HIA is identifying the key issues facing home building during the next five years. HIA Policy Priorities 2021-2025 shows where our advocacy will focus to deliver the best working environment for members into the fut...
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Energy efficiency Standards Insulation
Sweeping changes
Strap in – NCC 2022 will be a bumpy ride. HOUSING shows how all the proposed reforms will significantly affect all residential buildings
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GreenSmart Environment Sustainability
Green Guru
Janine Strachan, 2021 HIA Australian GreenSmart Professional award winner, looks at the shift in sustainable housing during her career and reveals why she’s so passionate about it.
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Wellbeing Work Health and Safety (WHS) Mental health
Taking a stand
Sometimes our start in life can inhibit our ability to succeed. For one prime soccer player and business owner, he had to master his own direction to score goals - on his own terms.
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When instinct meets innovation
With his roots firmly locked in travel, tech and entrepreneurship, Gus Balbontin shares his business know-how following decades of work with companies both big and small. 
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On Trend
HOUSING's top pick of innovative building products for March 2021.
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How to master plaster
Knowing residential buildings do’s and don’ts is a given. But what about building myths? When it comes to plastering compounds not all tales are the truth. Pro Plaster are here to set the record straight.
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The magnificent 7
Discover innovative products that are flying off the shelves. Don’t miss out on these best-selling favourites and must-have essentials in the building and construction industry.
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