Residential building approvals in regional..

It appears a lack of affordable housing in Melbourne is the key driver for venturing to regional Victoria seek more affordable options.

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Apartments and units driving decline in housing..

The latest building approvals data for Victoria has been released, showing an overall decline in approvals, with apartments/units driving condition.

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OHS prosecution demonstrates there is no..

The prosecution was the first to result in a person being given a custodial sentence, since the offence was introduced in 2004.

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Latest News

Residential building approvals in regional Victoria remain strong despite...

The recent ABS regional building approvals data for the December 2018 quarter shows that most of regional Victoria outperformed Melbourne in terms of the number...

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Apartments and units driving decline in housing approvals for 2018

The decline reflects a weaker housing building sector caused by falling house prices, the royal commission into banking, and the uncertainty of the status of housing...

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OHS prosecution demonstrates there is no need for industrial manslaughter

The recent prosecution of a self-employed owner of a scrap-metal facility for the OHS offence of reckless endangerment demonstrates that there is no need for an...

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Latest Media Releases

Master Builders welcomes announcement of implementation taskforce for introduction...

Master Builders welcomes the announcement by the new Minister for Workplace Safety Jill Hennessy to establish an implementation taskforce for the introduction of...

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Disputes panel issues two contentious site allowance majority determinations

An appeal against the Westgate Tunnel determination has been lodged with the Fair Work Commission by one of the affected subcontractors. It is understood that subject...

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Latest Submissions

Master Builders Victoria Policy Priorities 2018

Master Builders Victoria is taking its key priorities to the steps of Parliament House this year as part of its strategy for the upcoming Victorian state election...

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Small Business Regulation Review submission

Master Builders Association of Victoria (Master Builders) welcomes the opportunity to provide feedback to the Department of Economic Development, Jobs, Transport...

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Latest Economic Information

State Budget: Big investment, only part of the solution

“We applaud the Treasurer of Victoria on the record $13.7 billion commitment in 2018-19 on our state’s infrastructure—taking the average infrastructure spend...

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Victoria’s economic strength lies in healthy focus on building and construction...

The Victorian economy remains robust, with the latest economic data showing the state is exceeding the national average across all economic indicators.

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