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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.
“The long-discussed move of the University of Tasmania (UTAS) from the Sandy Bay campus presents a real opportunity to ease housing pressures in Greater Hobart,” said Stuart Collins, HIA Executive Director Tasmania.
The Victorian Government has announced it is proposing Regulations that will require building practitioners and plumbers to meet Continuing Professional Development (CPD) requirements. A Regulatory Impact Statement and proposed regulations has been released for public comment.
HIA commented on the Explanation of Intended Effect (EIE) which outlines proposed changes to encourage more low-rise and mid-rise housing (December 2023).
“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.