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  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Health check for Silicosis

    September 14, 2020

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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Masonry veneer provisions re-included in NCC 2019.

    February 03, 2020

    Since 2011 the NCC has only contained Deemed-to-Satisfy (DTS) Provisions for masonry veneer construction through the referencing of the relevant Australian Standard.

  • Changes to AS 3959 buildings in bushfire-prone areas.

    February 03, 2020

    One of the many changes includes the referencing of the revised 2018 version of AS 3959 Construction of Buildings in Bushfire-prone areas.

  • City of Kalamunda – Public Art threshold change

    January 20, 2020

    From 26 November 2019, the City voted to decrease the threshold for Public Art Contributions (LPP26) to $500,000.

  • ABCB release video on changes to reference building method

    January 20, 2020

    The ABCB have released a video providing useful guidance on how to use and interpret the NCC energy efficiency verification.

  • 2019 What a Year!

    December 09, 2019

    2019 What a year. It is time to raise our eyes to the horizon. So taking some of my own advice, here are the three things I can suggest to help bring in the New Year.

  • Changes to display village opening hours

    December 09, 2019

    A move to standardised opening hours for new display village operating hours have been proposed for builders and land developers in Western Australia.