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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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Newsroom

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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18 Jun
WA continues new home growth with double digit sales increase

HIA WA Executive Director Michael McGowan said Western Australia has continued to forge its own path achieving double digit increases in new homes sales in May.

18 Jun
Direction to fix from a building surveyor

What requirements and processes do Relevant Building Surveyors (RBS) need follow when providing builders with a compliant Direction to Fix (DTF) in Victoria? Here is what Victorian builders need to know

18 Jun
Regulatory changes distort new home sales

“New home sales nationally fell by 12.6 per cent in the month of May after the draw forward in sales in April due to increases in costs associated with National Construction Code (NCC) 2022,” stated HIA Chief Economist, Tim Reardon.

17 Jun
Investment in addressing supply side barriers to housing in NSW budget a positive step says HIA

“In several pre-budget announcements today, it is positive that the NSW Government is turning its focus on options to remove barriers to housing supply,” said HIA Executive Director NSW, David Bare.

14 Jun
Budget week housing measures a step forward (Qld)

“This week’s 2024-2025 Budget announcements from the Queensland Government and the Opposition contained some pragmatic measures to support getting more Queenslanders into housing, but more is needed to resolve the state-wide housing crisis,“ HIA Queensland Executive Director, Michael Roberts said.

14 Jun
Prefab housing - another key to open affordability lock

“The use of prefab and modular construction can help to improve the capacity issues the industry is currently facing,” HIA Managing Director, Jocelyn Martin said today.

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 building industry is a driver of Australia’s economy, with billions in economic activity delivering around 200,000 homes every year. HIA’s mission is to support the housing industry to sustain their businesses throughout the industry cycles with accurate forecasting and strong advocacy. We speak up for the one million people working every day to build Australia’s homes of the future.

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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Tailored research & analysis

Looking for specialised research for your business or industry sector? Contact the HIA economics team to source data, analysis and tailored information.

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HOUSING Online

We deliver stories that make you feel part of a vibrant community of like-minded industry professionals, building for Australian families and our future.

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Design Inspiration Sustainability Kitchens Business and digital
Making a splash
Daniel Ferretti and Theresa Leonardos run ISPS Innovation, a one-of-a-kind bespoke kitchen and cabinetry establishment that embraces sustainability, craftsmanship and entrepreneurialism.
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Apprentice Awards Business plans People
It all starts here
When Crew Built launched in 2021, the passionate team had a combined industry experience of more than four decades. So, what made them stand out to win the 2024 HIA Australian Start-Up Business Award?
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In Focus Planning Development Approval (DA)
It's now or never
Genuine planning reform is critically needed as development plays a vital role in the Australian economy and shapes our way of living
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National Construction Code 2025 National Construction Code (NCC) In Focus
Time to re-charge for NCC 2025
As the dust settles on the National Construction Code 2022 changes, we explore the latest proposed amendments reshaping Australia’s building landscape. From energy efficiency and electrification to condensation and waterproofing r...
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Awards Inspiration Residential Projects
An opulent oasis
Constructed with a clear vision and intentionality, Oasis Cronulla is all about luxury, location and an elevated lifestyle. As a result, this outstanding development won both the 2024 HIA Australian Apartment of the Year and 2024 ...
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Awards Inspiration Residential Projects
Into the Horizon
The 2024 HIA-CSR Australian Home of the Year, named ‘Horizon’ for its endless views, is a symphony of bold asymmetric lines, crisply articulated in off-form concrete, steel and glass.
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President's report Strategic planning
Gold Coast and Northern Rivers Chair's report
As Committee Chair, I reflect on housing excellence, advocacy, and industry growth, highlighting the region's commitment to skill development and community engagement.
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President's report Construction Awards
Hunter President's report
Two Hunter members were recently acknowledged for their significant contribution to our industry, members, and HIA.
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Apprentice Building Women Kitchens People
Be the good
A passionate perfectionist, Kristy Francis of Lathams Kitchens is embarking on her 25th year in the building industry. An integral part of several HIA committees, she reveals her talent and what keeps her motivated.
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President's report Safety Construction
WA President's report
Although the year has started at a positive pace, we continue to face population growth, increasing demand and labour shortages.
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Awards Business and digital Payment Trends
Resources - autumn 2024
Looking for technical information or design inspiration? Here are the latest tools to narrow your search and advance your knowledge.
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Awards Construction Inspiration People
From the torrent
Lismore builder and businessman Joel Jensen experienced the catastrophic floods in summer 2022, but his close bond with the community left a lasting effect.
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