{{ propApi.closeIcon }}
Our industry
Our industry $vuetify.icons.faArrowRight
Economic research & forecasting Economics Housing outlook Economic reports & data Tailored market research Advocacy & policy Advocacy Policy priorities Position statements Submissions News and inspiration Industry news Member alerts Media releases HOUSING Online
Business support
Business support $vuetify.icons.faArrowRight
Become an apprentice host Hire an apprentice Why host a HIA apprentice? Apprentice partner program Builder & manufacturer program Industry insurance Construction legal expenses insurance Construction works insurance Home warranty insurance Tradies & tool insurance Planning & safety solutions Building & planning services How can safety solutions help you? Independent site inspections Solutions for your business Contracts Online HIA Tradepass HIA SafeScan Advertise jobs Trusted support & guidance Contracts & compliance support Professional services Industrial relations Member savings Toyota vehicles The Good Guys Commercial Fuel savings See all
Resources & advice
Resources & advice $vuetify.icons.faArrowRight
Building it right Building codes Australian standards Getting it right on site See all Building materials & products Concrete, bricks & walls Getting products approved Use the right products for the job See all Managing your business Dealing with contracts Handling disputes Managing your employees See all Managing your safety Falls from heights Safety rules Working with silica See all Building your business Growing your business Maintaining your business See all Other subjects COVID-19 Getting approval to build Sustainable homes See all
Careers & learning
Careers & learning $vuetify.icons.faArrowRight
A rewarding career Become an apprentice Apprenticeships on offer Frequently asked questions Study with us Find a course to suit you Qualification courses Learning on demand A job in the industry Get your builder's licence Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Find jobs
HIA community
HIA community $vuetify.icons.faArrowRight
Join HIA Sign me up How do I become a member? What's in it for me? Mates rates Get involved Become an award judge Join a committee Partner with us Our initiatives HIA Building Women GreenSmart Kitchen, bathroom and design hub Get to know us Our members Our people Our partners Support for you Charitable Foundation Mental health program
Awards & events
Awards & events $vuetify.icons.faArrowRight
Awards Awards program People & Business Awards GreenSmart Australian Housing Awards Awards winners Regional Award winners Australian Housing Award winners 2023 Australian Home of the Year Enter online Industry events Events in the next month Economic outlook National Conference Events calendar
HIA products
HIA products $vuetify.icons.faArrowRight
Shop @ HIA Digital Australian Standards Contracts Online Shipping & delivery Purchasing T&Cs See all Products Purchase NCC 2022 Building codes & standards Economic reports Hard copy contracts Guides & manuals
About Contact Newsroom
$vuetify.icons.faTimes
$vuetify.icons.faMapMarker Set my location Use the field below to update your location
Address
Change location
{{propApi.title}}
{{propApi.text}} {{region}} Change location
{{propApi.title}}
{{propApi.successMessage}} {{region}} Change location

$vuetify.icons.faPhone1300 650 620

Further housing priorities reflect importance to build for the future of Tasmania

Media release

Further housing priorities reflect importance to build for the future of Tasmania

Media release
“The Housing Industry Association (HIA) has welcomed a second day of housing policy priorities announced by both major parties. This includes the Tasmanian Liberals’ proposed changes to land tax; the mandating of PlanBuild Tasmania; and the unlocking of more residential lots with an increase to the residential land rebate,” said Benjamin Price, HIA Acting Executive Director Tasmania, at a press conference attended by HIA this morning.

“Housing construction and development is significantly burdened by statutory and regulatory costs, impeding affordability for homeowners and slowing and delaying development.

“At the end of the day, consumers and homeowners bear these costs.

“The Tasmanian Liberals’ commitments to cut, or reduce, land tax will go a long way to incentivise newly constructed homes being made available for rent, increasing the supply of housing, and allow more Tasmanians to realise their dreams of home ownership,” said Mr Price.

"In addition to the welcome incentives, grants and rebates announced by the Tasmanian Liberals’ under their ‘Homes Faster!’ package yesterday, the announcement of a mandate of the PlanBuild Tasmania portal to all councils by 2027 will make it easier and quicker for homeowners and industry to get construction started.

“HIA has been a strong supporter of PlanBuild Tasmania, which will be a one-stop-shop for building and planning approvals in the state. PlanBuild also has the opportunity to keep councils accountable for statutory time frames and property statutory building approval processes, and HIA strongly welcomes this important announcement for industry and consumers.

“The housing industry has been eagerly awaiting the full roll-out of PlanBuild Tasmania for a number of years, and the announcement of a statewide mandate will result in the consistency of planning and building processes.

"Tasmanian Labor’s announcement today, committing to create a ‘planning dashboard’, is also welcomed. Performance monitoring of local government is something that HIA has been calling for, to increase accountability of local government councils in the planning and building approval process.

“HIA is pleased to see further measures from both major parties that seek to increase housing supply as a key issue facing Tasmanians, alongside supporting the residential construction industry to deliver on these much-needed homes,” Mr Price concluded.

For more information please contact:

Benjamin Price

Manager – Workplace Services Vic/Tas

Simon Croft

Chief Executive - Industry & Policy
Latest articles
View all news $vuetify.icons.faArrowRight
18 Apr
BASIX transition - Modified or incomplete contracts are ineligible

Building contracts that have been modified or have information missing may be ineligible for the BASIX Transition.

16 Apr
Sales of new homes weak for the start of 2024

“The prospect of a pick-up in home building activity in 2024 is not likely given the low volume of new homes sales in the first three months of 2024,” stated HIA Senior Economist, Tom Devitt.

15 Apr
NSW confirms transitional period for engineered stone ban

On 26 March, HIA advised members that NSW will be adopting a transitional period for the use of engineered stone to ensure businesses can fulfill existing contracts with less disruption and uncertainty. Today, HIA has received the formal confirmation from SafeWork NSW acknowledging the significant impact the ban will have on the operations of businesses HIA represents and the engineered stone industry more broadly.

15 Apr
NT commercial licencing is now law

On 15 April 2024, the NT Government will enact the Building Legislation Amendment Bill 2024 addressing commercial registration. The rollout will occur over two stages and contains a significant transition period allowing practitioners time to become registered.