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Master Builders Association of Victoria aims to keep the building and construction industry, together with the wider community, informed of issues that affect them. Here you will find a host of our media releases on topical issues the Association deals with on a regular basis.


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PDFTuesday, 5 Dec 2017Master Builders response to the interim report as distributed at Industry Breakfast on 5 December 2017
PDFFriday, 1 Dec 2017The Victorian Government today responded to the interim report of the Chairs of the Victorian Cladding Taskforce, Prof The Hon John Thwaites and The Hon Ted Baillieu. The Victorian Cladding Taskforce Chairs’ Interim Report was handed to the government at the end of October, containing a number of findings and recommendations.
PDFTuesday, 28 Nov 2017Victorian Master Builders were selected as winners in multiple award categories at Master Builders’ National Excellence in Building and Construction Awards on Saturday 25 November at the Princes Wharf 1 in Hobart.
PDFMonday, 20 Nov 2017Master Builders received Matthew Guy’s election pledge to invest up to $5.3 billion in removing traffic lights and roundabouts at 55 of Melbourne and Geelong’s most congested intersections as a continued step in the right direction for meeting the state’s transportation infrastructure needs.
PDFMonday, 13 Nov 2017“Master Builders supports Infrastructure Victoria’s push for the state government take the lead in organising higher-density development in Melbourne’s suburbs,” Radley de Silva, CEO of Master Builders Association of Victoria, said.
PDFWednesday, 25 Oct 2017That the building and construction industry is now the largest full-time employer in the state,
highlights the importance of the sector to Victoria,” Radley de Silva, CEO Master Builders Association of Victoria, said.
PDFMonday, 16 Oct 2017A record-breaking crowd of 900-plus will see Sinjen Director Tim Nathan named Young Builder of the Year at Crown Palladium tonight.
PDFFriday, 13 Oct 2017A record-breaking crowd of 900-plus will see Mornington-based family business First Impressions Projects crowned Master Builder of the Year at Crown Palladium tonight.
PDFFriday, 13 Oct 2017A record-breaking crowd of 900-plus will see Mornington’s Croft Wootton Construction win the category for Master Builders Best Sustainable Home at Crown Palladium tonight.
PDFFriday, 13 Oct 2017A record breaking crowd of 900-plus will see Gippsland’s Brooker Builders crowned Regional Master Builder of the Year at Crown Palladium tonight.
PDFMonday, 25 Sep 2017“Master Builders welcomes the announcement from the Victorian Liberal Party of the appointment of a Shadow Minister for the Building Industry,” Radley de Silva, CEO Master Builders Association of Victoria said. “We have long called for a minister for building and construction, and this is a step toward recognition of the enormous contribution—more than 40 per cent of taxation revenues—that our sector contributes to the Victorian economy.”
PDFThursday, 31 Aug 2017On Friday 1 September, Master Builders Association of Victoria convenes its eleventh annual Green Living Conference to a sold-out audience at the Building Leadership Simulation Centre in South Melbourne. The conference focuses on the continued development of building technologies that not only support stewardship of the environment, but offer solutions for some of Victoria’s most looming housing problems.
PDFTuesday, 15 Aug 2017“Master Builders is pleased to have been able to join Premier Daniel Andrews at the state government’s Victorian Jobs Partnership to continue our efforts in encouraging growth of careers in the building and construction industry,” Radley de Silva, CEO of Master Builders Association of Victoria, said.
PDFSaturday, 5 Aug 2017For their execution of the University of Melbourne Arts West Redevelopment, Kane Constructions Pty Ltd received top honours as Master Builder of the Year (Commercial) at the Master Builders Excellence in Construction Awards, held at Crown Palladium tonight.
PDFWednesday, 19 Jul 2017Master Builders applauds the Victorian government’s recent commitment to develop the business case for a Cross-border Commissioner to help streamline business and commerce across the border with New South Wales.
“For a long time we have been calling for measures like this that help cut away the red tape entangling building and construction commerce between Victoria and New South Wales,” Radley de Silva, CEO of Master Builders Association of Victoria, said.
PDFSaturday, 8 Jul 2017Lekeal Pty Ltd and Zauner Construction were given top honours on Friday night at the North East Master Builders Regional Building Awards, held at Commercial Club, Albury.
PDFThursday, 6 Jul 2017The Victorian government announced that Master Builders Association of Victoria will participate in a stakeholder reference group for the government’s new Victorian Cladding Taskforce, which investigates the extent of non-compliant cladding on buildings in the state.
PDFSaturday, 24 Jun 2017Todd Newman Builders and Fairbrother Pty Ltd were given top honours on Friday night at the North West Master Builders Regional Building Awards, held at Quality Resort All Seasons in Bendigo.
PDFTuesday, 20 Jun 2017Signature Homes Geelong and Rendine Constructions Pty Ltd were given top honours tonight at theSouth West Master Builders Regional Building Awards, held at The Pier, Geelong.
PDFFriday, 2 Jun 2017Brooker Builders and BFN Developments were given top honours tonight at the South East Master Builders Regional Building Awards, held at Premiere Function Centre, Grey Street, Traralgon.
PDFFriday, 12 May 2017Alfredton carpentry apprentice Steven Butler enjoyed a double victory tonight with honours from Master Builders Association of Victoria naming him State Apprentice of the Year and Regional Apprentice of the Year for 2017. Butler, 25, received his dual awards at a ceremony in front of a sold-out crowd of more than 925 guests at Etihad Stadium in Docklands. He won nearly $5400 worth of tools, work wear and vouchers for his achievement.
PDFTuesday, 2 May 2017“On his third state budget I congratulate the Treasurer of Victoria for making significant strides forward for infrastructure delivery as well as preliminary small investments that look to safeguard the importance of the building and construction sector for the Victorian economy into the future,” Master Builders Association of Victoria CEO Radley de Silva said.
PDFThursday, 16 Mar 2017Hamlyn Heights carpentry apprentice Alex Hutchinson was tonight named Master Builders Geelong Section Apprentice of the Year at Simonds Stadium.
PDFWednesday, 15 Mar 2017Warrnambool carpentry apprentice Jack Hancocks was tonight named Master Builders Western Section Apprentice of the Year at The Carmichael.
PDFFriday, 10 Mar 2017Carpentry apprentice Stephen Russo from Irymple was named the Master Builders North West Section Apprentice of the Year at the Quality Hotel Mildura Grand tonight.
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