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  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Building Permits for Fit Outs

    November 25, 2019

    While builders registration may not always be required to do fit out work, there may still be a requirement to obtain a building permit.

  • Communicating Better with Clients

    November 25, 2019

    Focusing on customer communication is crucial for the long-term success for any business.

  • Asbestos Awareness Week – what to know

    November 25, 2019

    Monday 25 November kicks off National Asbestos Awareness Week, highlighting the importance of Australians not to be complacent about the dangers of harmful asbestos fibres.

  • That's an Awards Wrap!

    November 25, 2019

    Last Friday 21 November the HIA CSR WA Housing Awards were held at Beaumonde on the Point.
    The WA awards are the pinnacle of the WA awards calendar bringing together the best of each region, the winner progressing to the Australian Housing Awards on the Gold Coast in April 2020.

  • Celebrating Perth Housing Awards

    November 11, 2019

    The 2019 HIA TRUECORE® steel Perth Housing Awards were announced at Crown Towers Perth on Saturday 19 October 2019. The annual event highlighted the outstanding building work and success of HIA members in the Perth Region, and this year was no exception.

  • Fact Sheets now available - WARR Regulations

    October 28, 2019

    Waste data reporting under the WARR Regulations - Fact sheets and FAQ now available

  • Western Power updated standards and manuals

    October 14, 2019

    Keep up to date on connections requirements.

  • Map of bush fire prone areas

    October 14, 2019

    Check out the new (reduced!) bushfire prone area maps.