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  • Be aware – fraudulent Building Bonus applications

    November 23, 2020

    It has been reported that the WA Police Force’s Financial Crimes Squad has charged a man in relation to alleged fraudulent conduct involving applications for the WA Government’s Building Bonus grant.

  • Extending building incentive a boost for sector and state

    October 12, 2020

    After the dust settles from last week’s State Budget, policy makers attention will turn in earnest to the next phases of WA’s economic recovery.

  • HIA Annual Regional Meeting of Members – 18 March 2021

    December 07, 2020

    Notice is hereby given of the ARMM and call for nominations for Chairs and Vice-Chairs of WA Regional Committees.

  • Are you putting on new employees?

    September 09, 2020

    There are some crucial things you need to do when you take on a new employee.

  • Excluding works under your contract

    December 07, 2020

    Often an owner may wish to supply certain items or materials or have their trades do some works on your job - but how do you document that agreement, what should you consider before you agree, and what about responsibility for those items or works?

  • Health check for Silicosis

    September 14, 2020

    HIA is connecting members to this lung check service offered by WASSP.

  • Are you ready for the business shut-down period over Christmas?

    December 07, 2020

    Before taking that well-deserved Christmas break there are a number of matters you should ensure are dealt with and implemented for the shutdown period.

  • Stimulus grants on WA residential building market

    August 03, 2020

    The huge response to the grants — and their tight delivery time frames — has highlighted some of the pressure points for industry, particularly around local governments, valuations, land availability and trades.

  • HomeBuilder and Building Bonus Stimulus - Home Indemnity Insurance considerations

    July 06, 2020

    Home Indemnity Insurance is a statutory requirement under the Home Building Contracts Act 1991 (“HBCA”) and requires registered builders carrying out residential building work in excess of $20,000 that requires a building permit.

  • Recent email scams

    December 07, 2020

    Do you email payment invoices to your clients? Do you provide your banking details via emails? Do you allow for electronic payments?
    If you answered ‘yes’ to any of these questions you may be targeted by sophisticated email hackers.

  • Proposed changes to builders registration in WA

    November 23, 2020

    Last month the Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety (DMIRS) released ‘Registration of Builders Reforms Impact Statement’ to industry stakeholders for comment and feedback.

  • WA Home Building Forecast To Recover In 2020/21

    June 23, 2020

    Western Australia’s home building sector is forecast to recover over the coming twelve months, according to the latest HIA Outlook for new home building.

  • Premier Stimulus Package

    June 09, 2020

    HIA has welcomed Premier Mark McGowan’s announcement of a $440million housing stimulus package to support WA’s residential building sector on Sunday.
    The scheme includes $20,000 Building Bonus grants for consumers who sign up to build a new home before December 31. The scheme is not means tested and not capped in build value and is also available to investors.

  • HIA welcomes bold planning reform agenda

    May 26, 2020

    Premier Mark McGowan and Planning Minister Rita Saffioti last week unveiled a bold planning agenda including changes for Residential Design Codes and broader exemptions from council planning approval for minor projects.

  • Premier's announcement

    May 12, 2020

    Premier Mark McGowan outlined on Sunday how Western Australia will begin the controlled re-opening of our workplaces and the economy. This next phase will be significant for members’ operations but will also begin to show us how Australia will respond and recover following the radical changes COVID-19 has forced in our community and the economy.

  • Expanding Reuse Opportunities for Recycled C&D Materials Survey

    May 11, 2020

    You are invited to help increase the recovery of construction materials in WA by completing a 5 minute survey.

  • HIA opposes industrial manslaughter laws

    July 28, 2020

    HIA has recently made submissions to a Parliamentary inquiry opposing the introduction of industrial manslaughter laws.

  • Western Australia: COVID-19 Industry Update

    March 30, 2020

    Cath Hart, Regional Executive Director - HIA Western Australia provides the most recent update on the residential housing industry and how COVID-19 is impacting the way we work. #saveourindustry #keepusgoing #hiamember

  • Federal stimulus to support home building during pandemic

    March 16, 2020

    Federal stimulus to support home building during pandemic. A range of stimulus measures to support business during the COVID-19 pandemic were announced last week by the Federal Government.

  • The residential construction industry is now officially back up and running.

    February 03, 2020

    With the summer school holidays finally over, the residential construction industry is now officially back up and running.