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  • Federal Government First Home Loan Deposit Scheme

    February 26, 2020

    The Federal Government’s First Home Loan Deposit Scheme is in its early days but it is likely that it will have little impact on new home building in the Territory.

  • Very Successful Wrap up to Training in 2019

    December 16, 2019

    HIA Skills Centre in Berrimah is looking forward to a very successful 2020 with a great response from employers to our Certificate IIi in Carpentry

  • Member Night

    December 16, 2019

    HIA Berrimah hosted a very successful member night in late November.

  • $100m Stimulus Package

    December 16, 2019

  • Skilled Occupation Priority List Survey

    December 16, 2019

  • Northern Territory industrial manslaughter laws passed

    December 16, 2019

    The Northern Territory Parliament has passed the Work Health and Safety (National Uniform Legislation) Amendment Bill 2019 that introduces a new offence of industrial manslaughter into the Territories.

  • Regional update

    October 11, 2019

    The Northern Territory Government recently introduced the Work Health and Safety (National Uniform Legislation) Amendment Bill 2019 (Bill) into the Northern Territory Parliament which proposes a new criminal offence of 'Industrial Manslaughter.

  • Designing Better

    October 10, 2019

    The Designing Better project is a suite of suggestions by the Northern Territory Planning Commission that specifically relates to apartment and mix use buildings.

  • NT wins at the 2019 HIA Australian GreenSmart Awards

    October 10, 2019

    The prestigious 2019 HIA Australian GreenSmart Awards were announced on 10 September with Northern Territory-based La Perouse Homes presented with the 2019 HIA Australian GreenSmart Renovation/Addition Project award.

  • Inefficient and inequitable taxes

    October 10, 2019

    Given the challenging cycle facing the housing market in the Northern Territory at present, the benefits of stamp duty, when compared to other less volatile revenue sources, is questionable

  • Transfer Slabs

    June 18, 2019

    With the recent discovery of several buildings in Darwin which have non-compliant transfer slabs, the Director of Building control has provided further information for HIA members Read Here

  • $100 Million Public Housing Stimulus Package

    June 18, 2019

    The Northern Territory Government Department of Local Government, Housing and Community Development, is well on its way to allocating the $100 million dollars of funding targeting public housing.

  • HomeBuilder stimulus package

    June 11, 2020

    The Federal Government has announced its new HomeBuilder stimulus package. The HomeBuilder grant is a $25,000 grant for owner occupiers who build new homes or carry out substantial renovation projects.

  • Industrial Manslaughter in the Northern Territory

    February 26, 2020

    In late November, the Northern Territory Parliament passed the Work Health and Safety (National Uniform Legislation) Amendment Bill 2019.

  • Land offer for specialist disability accommodation

    September 22, 2020

    A Request for Proposal for non-government organisations to construct Specialist Disability Accommodation on four parcels of land in Darwin’s northern suburbs is currently open on GrantsNT.

  • Expanded on-the-spot fines for WHS offences

    August 03, 2020

    Twenty one new infringeable offences have been added to the Territory’s work health and safety laws, giving WorkSafe Inspectors wider scope to issue on-the-spot fines to businesses and workers found breaking the law.

  • Out of Trade Apprentices

    June 12, 2020

    The current Covid-19 situation is starting to have a detrimental effect on apprentices in the Northern Territory. We are beginning to get reports of apprentices in the construction sector who are being laid off due to a drop in work.

  • The Planning Amendment Bill 2020 (Bill)

    February 26, 2020

    The Planning Amendment Bill 2020 (Bill) was introduced to the Legislative Assembly on 13 February 2020 and has been referred to the Scrutiny Committee for consideration.  The committee’s consideration will include a period for public submissions.

  • Changes to Security of Payments Laws Commence

    February 26, 2020

    From 3 February, builders and contractors wanting to resolve payment disputes using the rapid adjudication process under the Territories security of payment laws will need to be aware of a number of changes.

  • Temporary traffic management

    September 22, 2020

    You may be aware that there has been a lot happening in Work Zone Temporary Traffic Management over the last couple of years. Read more