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Welcome Back for 2019

January 22, 2019

Welcome back for 2019!

We hope you all enjoyed a safe and relaxing festive season and are recharged and ready for a big year ahead.

The New Year brings an exciting new format for your regular update from HIA that we hope you all enjoy. Regional News is your quick reference for updates on all the important things impacting the residential building industry – from Building Code changes to apprentice and training updates, events information and initiatives from industry. Keep tuned in to find out about those matters impacting the industry – and we always want to hear how they impact on you.
 
HIA kicked off the New Year by making a submission on your behalf to the 2019/20 budget process, impressing on government that the budget must support the recovery of the housing industry. HIA called on government to consider the impact of measures such as the introduction of Security of Payment reform and the modernisation of Work, Health and Safety legislation, and for them to look at removing red tape to allow activity in the housing sector to flow more freely - planning reform and private certification being two key ways of achieving this.

HIA also welcomed the Government’s support of Keystart and their ongoing commitment to the First Home Owners Grant, noting the important role they will play in the market turning.

These are just a few of the big issues that HIA will be tackling in 2019, and we will keep you up to date on all of those issues we are working hard for you on.