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New Housing Industry Chair for Wagga

Media release

New Housing Industry Chair for Wagga

Media release
The Housing Industry Association (HIA) has welcomed a new Branch Chair for Wagga Wagga, with Martin Keogh being elected to lead the local Branch Committee.

Martin is home builder managing Hotondo Homes in Wagga and has served on the committee since 2017.

Martin said he is honoured to be elected by members of the industry to this position and looks forward to contributing to addressing the many challenges facing residential building.

“Over the past three years we have seen rapidly escalating costs of building materials and a scarcity of skilled trades, which has also contributed to an increase in the cost of construction,” said Martin.

“The other big issue facing the industry, and home buyers in Wagga, is the lack of shovel ready land available for building. If we are to realise the dream of Wagga growing and increasing the standard of living for locals, then there must be a greater push to develop land for housing, at an affordable price.”

Martin takes over from outgoing Chair Tony Balding, who has held the role since 2019, and prior to that from 2004 to 2013. 

Martin paid tribute to the work of his predecessor over a number of years.

“Tony has been a tireless advocate for the residential building industry in the region,” concluded Martin. He also thanked returning and new members to the Committee.

For more information please contact:

Greg Weller

Executive Director - ACT/Southern NSW
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