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  • Pakenham East PSP fast tracked

    January 12, 2021

    The Government has recently announced that it has approved the Precinct Structure plan for Pakenham East and construction will commence in early 2021.

  • Are you a Domestic Builder – Manager?

    January 14, 2021

    HIA reminds its members that the registration class of Domestic Builder – Manager will no longer exist after 30 June 2022.

  • Victorian Government’s Partners in Wellbeing Helpline

    January 12, 2021

    The Victorian Government’s Partners in Wellbeing Helpline is available to Victorian business owners, their employees and business advisers for the mental health support they need in dealing with the challenges of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

  • HIA Training is open for enrolments!

    January 12, 2021

    2021 is finally here and now is the time to take the next step in your construction career.

  • Annual Regional Meeting of Members of Victorian Region

    December 15, 2020

    The ARMM of the Victorian Region of the HIA will be held on 1st March 2021 commencing at 4:30pm. Nominations are now open.

  • New planning measures to support ‘Victoria’s Big Housing Build’

    December 10, 2020

    As part of the Victorian Governments ‘Victoria’s Big Housing Build Program’, the Victorian Government has implemented a range of measures to assist in streamlining planning processes to support the delivery of social and affordable housing.

  • Energy Bill passes

    January 12, 2021

    The Victorian Government has passed legislation aimed at improving energy connections to new housing. The new requirements commenced on 1 December 2020.

  • Installing a bushfire shelter

    December 10, 2020

    Following last summer’s devastating bushfires HIA has received a number of enquiries regarding installing private bushfire shelters, including what approvals are needed and what construction standards they need to meet.

  • Changes to the cladding rectification levy

    January 12, 2021

    To ensure you are not paying more that you are required to, changes are being made to the way the cladding rectification levy (CRL) is applied to certain building works.

  • Phasing out of open flued gas space heaters

    January 12, 2021

    The Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning has recently released a Regulatory Impact Statement on the phase out of open flued gas space heaters.

  • Government’s new QR code

    December 10, 2020

    Contact tracing has become an important part of our day to day living. HIA has provided a QR code for our members to assist with CovidSafe plans and the associated recording requirements around who has visited a site or an office.

  • RED Report

    January 12, 2021

    In response to the recent outbreak in NSW, some changes have been implemented by the Victorian Government to some elements of the COVID-19 restrictions.

  • Christmas greetings from Tech

    December 10, 2020

    Need assistance on building codes and standard advice, standards and tolerances enquiries and keeping up to date with the changing world of building construction? HIA Technical Services team are here to help.

  • Prime costs and provisional sums – the dos and don’ts.

    December 10, 2020

    If you use Prime Cost or Provisional Sums in your major domestic building contracts you must ensure you are complying with Victorian domestic building laws.

  • Have your staff returned to the office?

    December 01, 2020

    HIA has sought clarification from the Victorian Government on the requirements businesses must implement for a COVIDSafe workplace.

  • Job trainer

    December 01, 2020

    State and Federal Governments have now released the details for the Job Trainer initiative which will allow access to more funded training in Victoria.

  • Is your COVIDSafe plan up to date?

    December 01, 2020

    While developing a COVIDSafe plan is highly important to ensure the safe reopening of workplaces across Victoria, revising your plan is just as important.

  • Rendered expanded polystyrene and Class 2-9 buildings

    December 15, 2020

    The Victorian Building Authority has released an industry update relating to testing outcomes of rendered expanded polystyrene wall systems for Class 2 – 9 buildings of Type A and B Construction.

  • Security of payment warning

    December 10, 2020

    Builders who engage contractors should be aware of the security of payment legislation and its strict time limits which continue to run across the holiday period.

  • Urban Stormwater Management Guidance Material – Have your say

    December 01, 2020

    As part of the Environment Protection Authority’s legislative reforms process, the ‘Urban Stormwater Management Guidance’ has been reviewed and updated.