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2018

Builders of Phillip Island home and school projects shine as South East...

TS Constructions and DAS Construction Pty Ltd were given top honours tonight at the South East Master Builders Regional Building Awards, held at Premiere Function...

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Builders of luxurious home and forward-looking training facility in Bendigo...

Todd Newman Builders and Hansen Yuncken Pty Ltd received top honours tonight at the Northern Master Builders Regional Building Awards, held at the Commercial Club...

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Beachside panache and the needs of elders the focus for winners of South...

Metricon and Lyons Construction were given top honours on Friday 15 June at the South West Master Builders Regional Building Awards, held at The Pier, Geelong.

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Top apprentice Nathan Blair represents crucial resource for industry says...

Nathan Blair, a carpentry apprentice from Romsey, enjoyed a double victory tonight with honours from Master Builders Victoria naming him both State Apprentice of...

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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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Master Builders Victoria CEO Radley de Silva welcomed the Prime Minister’s announcement of $5 billion for a rail link between Melbourne and Tullamarine Airport. “Victoria...

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Good advice falls on deaf ears says Radley de Silva of Infrastructure Australia’s...

“Infrastructure Australia’s annual Infrastructure Priority List, released today, remains consistent with Master Builder’s view that the East West Link is an...

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Geelong Carpentry Apprentice of the year Kieran Cope Nails annual title

Bannockburn carpentry apprentice Kieran Cope was tonight named Master Builders Geelong Section Apprentice of the Year at Simonds Stadium.

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Western Apprentice of the year Daniel Nicholson Lays Foundation for a winning...

Port Fairy carpentry apprentice Daniel Nicholson was tonight named Master Builders Western Section Apprentice of the Year at The Carmichael.

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Bendigo carpentry apprentice Elliot Massina nails region’s apprentice...

Carpentry apprentice Elliot Massina from Masury was named the Master Builders Bendigo Section Apprentice of the Year and Employer-nominated Apprentice of the Year...

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Bendigo Carpentry Apprentice Elliot Massina Nails Region’s Apprentice...

Carpentry apprentice Elliot Massina from Masury was named the Master Builders Bendigo Section Apprentice of the Year and Employer-nominated Apprentice of the Year...

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Mansfield apprentice Joseph Brakels earns a top gong from Master Builders

Carpentry apprentice Joseph Brakels from Mansfield was named the Master Builders North East Section Apprentice of the Year at Raffety’s restaurant in Benalla this...

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Smeaton apprentice of the year Aaron Sedgwick nails a top award from Master...

Carpentry apprentice Aaron Sedgwick from Smeaton was named the Master Builders Ballarat Section Apprentice of the Year at the Mercure Hotel and Convention Centre...

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Smeaton Apprentice of the year Aaron Sedgwick Nails a top award from Master...

Carpentry apprentice Aaron Sedgwick from Smeaton was named the Master Builders Ballarat Section Apprentice of the Year at the Mercure Hotel and Convention Centre...

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Mansfield Apprentice Joseph Brakels Earns a top Gong from Master Builders

Carpentry apprentice Joseph Brakels from Mansfield was named the Master Builders North East Section Apprentice of the Year at Raffety’s restaurant in Benalla this...

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Infrastructure Australia report highlights Melbourne tipping point for planning

The report shared by Infrastructure Australia today about the future of Victoria and Melbourne places the city’s livability conditions at the forefront of issues...

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Gippsland carpentry apprentice of the year craig mccormack nails accolade

Craig McCormack, a young carpenter from Ranceby, has received the Master Builders Gippsland Section Apprentice of the Year Award at the Premier Function Centre,...

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Gippsland Carpentry Apprentice of the year Craig Mccormack Nails Accolade

Craig McCormack, a young carpenter from Ranceby, has received the Master Builders Gippsland Section Apprentice of the Year Award at the Premier Function Centre,...

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Infrastructure Australia report highlights Melbourne tipping point for planning

The report shared by Infrastructure Australia today about the future of Victoria and Melbourne places the city’s livability conditions at the forefront of issues...

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Personal liability for union offences upholds rule of law

“Master Builders welcomes the High Court’s finding that courts may impose fines against union officials for their unlawful breaches of the Fair Work Act 2009...

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2017

Response to Victorian Cladding Taskforce Chairs' interim report

Master Builders response to the interim report as distributed at Industry Breakfast on 5 December 2017

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Master Builders welcomes cladding plan but calls for broad industry consultation...

The 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.

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Victorian builders win big at national level

Victorian Master Builders were selected as winners in multiple award categories at Master Builders’ National Excellence in Building and Construction Awards on...

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Guy’s gridlock plan good for Victoria

Master 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...

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State government lead on approvals critical to overhauling flawed planning...

“Master Builders supports Infrastructure Victoria’s push for the state government take the lead in organising higher-density development in Melbourne’s suburbs,”...

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Victorian commissioner could help ease cost/delay burdens for cross-border...

Master Builders applauds the Victorian government’s recent commitment to develop the business case for a Cross-border Commissioner to help streamline business...

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Croft Wootton wins best sustainable home

A 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...

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Building and construction sector now tops in full-time employment

That 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...

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Changes to back to work scheme welcome

Today’s announcement by Victorian Treasurer Tim Pallas to reform the Back to Work Scheme recognises the urgency of supporting business to increase their skilled...

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Sinjen’s Tim Nathan named Young Builder of the Year

A record-breaking crowd of 900-plus will see Sinjen Director Tim Nathan named Young Builder of the Year at Crown Palladium tonight.

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Gippy gem named Regional Master Builder of the Year

A record breaking crowd of 900-plus will see Gippsland’s Brooker Builders crowned Regional Master Builder of the Year at Crown Palladium tonight.

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Mornington marvel named Master Builder of the Year

A 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.

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Shadow minister for building offers ripe opportunity to shepherd crucial...

“Master Builders welcomes the announcement from the Victorian Liberal Party of the appointment of a Shadow Minister for the Building Industry,” Radley de Silva,...

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Master Builders showcases green technology to help address housing issues

On Friday 1 September, Master Builders Association of Victoria convenes its eleventh annual Green Living Conference to a sold-out audience at the Building Leadership...

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Master Builders joins premier in supporting jobs pipeline for Victorians

“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...

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Twice is nice: Kane constructions and BFN developments nail top Master...

For their execution of the University of Melbourne Arts West Redevelopment, Kane Constructions Pty Ltd received top honours as Master Builder of the Year (Commercial)...

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Victorian commissioner could help ease cost/delay burdens for cross-border...

Master Builders applauds the Victorian government’s recent commitment to develop the business case for a Cross-border Commissioner to help streamline business...

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Lekeal scores a win and Zauner hits a double honour as North East Master...

Lekeal 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.

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Master Builders to cladding taskforce: clarity and enforcement needed not...

The Victorian government announced that Master Builders Association of Victoria will participate in a stakeholder reference group for the government’s new Victorian...

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Bendigo first home buyers can look forward to 1 July

First home buyers in Bendigo who purchase a new home from 1 July can look forward to saving an average of $9179 more than those purchasing an existing home.

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Builders of environmentally savvy home and mixed-use medley named north...

Todd 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...

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Builders of playful Newtown home and community support centre named South...

Signature Homes Geelong and Rendine Constructions Pty Ltd were given top honours tonight at theSouth West Master Builders Regional Building Awards, held at The Pier,...

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Builders of metung residence and aged care centre shine as South East Master...

Brooker Builders and BFN Developments were given top honours tonight at the South East Master Builders Regional Building Awards, held at Premiere Function Centre,...

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Hands-on Alfredton Carpenter Steven butler named state apprentice of the...

Alfredton carpentry apprentice Steven Butler enjoyed a double victory tonight with honours from Master Builders Association of Victoria naming him State Apprentice...

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Good signs for the future of building and construction

“On his third state budget I congratulate the Treasurer of Victoria for making significant strides forward for infrastructure delivery as well as preliminary small...

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Gippsland apprentice of the year justin cleeland sees carpentry as his calling

Carpentry apprentice Justin Cleeland from San Remo won dual awards when he was named both the Master Builders Gippsland Section Apprentice of the Year and Employer-Nominated...

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Geelong carpentry apprentice of the year Alex Hutchinson nails award

Hamlyn Heights carpentry apprentice Alex Hutchinson was tonight named Master Builders Geelong Section Apprentice of the Year at Simonds Stadium.

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Western apprentice of the year Jack Hancocks earns a victory in the building...

Warrnambool carpentry apprentice Jack Hancocks was tonight named Master Builders Western Section Apprentice of the Year at The Carmichael.

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North West apprentice of the year Stephen Russo recognised as top in the region

Carpentry 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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Bendigo carpentry apprentice jack shay nails down region’s apprentice...

Carpentry apprentice Jack Shay from Maryborough was named the Master Builders Bendigo Section Apprentice of the Year and Employer-nominated Apprentice of the Year...

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Bendigo carpentry apprentice jack shay nails down region’s apprentice...

Carpentry apprentice Jack Shay from Maryborough was named the Master Builders Bendigo Section Apprentice of the Year and Employer-nominated Apprentice of the Year...

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North East apprentice of the year Charles Mckenna frames his young building...

Carpentry apprentice Charles McKenna from Tocumwal was named the Master Builders North East Section Apprentice of the Year at Raffety’s restaurant in Benalla this...

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Stamp duty relief a step in the right direction on housing affordability

The Andrews Government today announced their Homes for Victorians plan which includes stamp duty relief for first home buyers for purchases of new and existing homes,...

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Ballarat apprentice of the year Steven Butler served a top award from Master...

Carpentry apprentice Steven Butler from Ballarat was named the Master Builders Ballarat Section Apprentice of the Year at the Mercure Hotel and Convention Centre,...

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More needed to address long overdue issue of housing affordability

The Andrews Government today announced a doubling of the First Home Owner Grant in regional Victoria, from $10,000 to $20,000, commencing 1 July 2017. This is expected...

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Narrow roads funding keeps critical infrastructure investment rolling

“The state government’s announcement of $50 million for narrow roads upgrades and maintenance in Victoria’s south west is a welcome move, and helps build the...

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2016

Guidelines shed new light on apartment design but still in the dark on...

“The release by Minister Wynne today of the Better Apartments for Victorians Design Standards is the culmination of a lengthy consultation process with the community...

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Master Builders welcomes commitment to m80 and North East link business case

“We are pleased the state government has committed funding for a business case to investigate the North East Link, and $350 million to complete the M80 Ring Road...

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Master Builders: 30-year plan optimistic but lacks clear delivery strategy

“The delivery of Infrastructure Victoria’s 30-year plan for infrastructure delivery identifies three key priorities for the state, but lacks important details...

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Master Builders welcomes the re-establishment of ABCC

“Master Builders Association of Victoria welcomes the successful passage of the Building and Construction Industry (Improving Productivity) Bill 2013 (ABCC Bill)...

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Victoria wins big at national excellence in building and construction awards

Victorian Master Builders were selected as winners in multiple award categories at Master Builders National Excellence in Building and Construction Awards in Canberra...

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Master Builders association of Victoria welcomes first woman president

Melanie Fasham, Managing Director of Fasham Pty Ltd, was inaugurated this evening as the new president of Master Builders Association of Victoria at a dinner ceremony...

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Delivery of urgent infrastructure still stumbling over partisan politics

“The release of $1.5 billion from the Federal government previously earmarked for East West Link

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Outer-Western road works help to address urgent Victorian infrastructure needs

“Today’s announcement by the Victorian government of $1.8 billion for roads upgrades and duplication is a welcome step in continuing to provide for the state’s...

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Capel constructions’ coastal estate earns builder of the year award from...

A sprawling single-storey home framed by twin palms has earned Capel Constructions the title of 2016 Master Builder of the Year (Residential) by Master Builders...

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Marysville homestead delivers hedger constructions regional builder of...

A Marysville pavilion residence has earned Hedger Constructions P/L the title of 2016 Regional Builder of the Year (Residential) from Master Builders Association...

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High-achieving Ballarat builder David Moyle named young builder of the year

Builder David Moyle of Ballarat Construction Management has earned the title of 2016 Young Builder of the Year (Residential).

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Tuesday 4 october 2016 Master Builders: 30-year plan draft lacks clear...

The presentation of Victoria’s 30-year draft plan for infrastructure listed a number of important projects as priorities, but lacked details for how those projects...

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Kick-off of Tullamarine widening a smart move for Victorian infrastructure

“The Victorian government’s announcement that the widening of the Tullamarine Freeway is an infrastructure priority is a smart move in mobilising a pipeline...

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Master Builders: coffers primed for crucial infrastructure projects like...

“The windfall sale amount of the Port of Melbourne means crucial infrastructure projects need no longer languish in the conceptual stage,” Master Builders Association...

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PM’s pitch for ABCC is a defining moment for Victoria Master Builders says

“Master Builders Association of Victoria is encouraged by Prime Minister Turnbull’s renewed push for the reintroduction of the Building and Construction Industry...

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Master Builders wins big as small training provider at 2016 State Training...

Master Builders Association of Victoria won the title of Victorian Small Training Provider of the Year in the 2016 Victorian State Training Awards at a ceremony...

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Master Builders welcomes recognition of vet training’s crucial role

“Master Builders Association of Victoria has welcomed news from the Andrews Government of increased support for VET training with the introduction of the Skills...

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Builder of the year: Kane construction rings double gongs with Geelong...

Kane Constructions Pty Ltd received top honours as Master Builder of the Year (Commercial), and an ambitious project manager, also from Kane Constructions, was named...

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New schools and upgrades for Victoria hit the mark for critical infrastructure...

“Today’s announcement by the Victorian Government of 42 new schools and upgrades in a $1.8 billion investment through the newly formed Victorian School Building...

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Builders of bright three-level residence and ambitious mixed-use project...

Waltcon Constructions and BFN Developments were given top honours tonight at the South East Master Builders Regional Building Awards, held at Premiere Function Centre,...

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Builders of colour-shifting office headquarters and elegant bucolic home...

Malishev Constructions and Ballarat Construction Management were given top honours on Friday night at the South West Master Builders Regional Building Awards, held...

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Builders of community health clinic and modernist homestead named North...

Todd Newman Builders and VR Builders were given top honours on Friday night at the North West Master Builders Regional Building Awards, held at The Pier, Geelong.

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Builders of glassy Marysville pavilion home and vivacious art gallery to...

Hedger Constructions P/L and Zauner Construction were given top honours on Friday night at the North East Master Builders Regional Building Awards, held at Commercial...

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EBA wage agreement costs Victorian taxpayers hundreds of millions

“Today’s adoption by the CFMEU of an annual 5 per cent wage increase for the next three years"

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Construction EBA wage rises continue to cost the community

“Updated research released by Master Builders Association of Victoria, shows that construction industry EBA wages continue to grow at unsustainably high rates,”...

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Master Builders says height restriction removal a step in the right direction

Master Builders Association of Victoria welcomed Planning Minister Richard Wynne’s removal of mandatory height controls in selected commercial precincts in Hawthorn

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Young Ballarat carpenter Hamish Rose named State Apprentice of the year...

Ballarat carpentry apprentice Hamish Rose enjoyed a double victory tonight with honours from Master Builders Association of Victoria naming him State Apprentice...

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State budget: positive for infrastructure but crucial planning and housing...

“The 2016-17 Victoria State Budget reflects a strong growth in much needed infrastructure investment in our State, but still leaves room to improve planning and...

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Full funding for Western distributor brings critical infrastructure one...

“Master Builders welcomes today’s announcement of $1.4 billion funding to build the Western Distributor project, which takes another step toward addressing the...

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South West apprentice of the year Matthew Huf earns another Victory in...

Carpentry apprentice Matthew Huf from Woolsthorpe will be named the Master Builders South West Section Apprentice of the Year at The Carmichael tonight.

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Geelong apprentice of the year steed Goldburg stacks up bricklaying achievements

Bricklaying/blocklaying apprentice Steed Goldburg from Lara will be named the Master Builders Geelong Section Apprentice of the Year at Simonds Stadium tonight.

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North West apprentice of the year Doug Palmer builds on his carpentry success...

Carpentry apprentice Doug Palmer from Murray Downs will be named the Master Builders North West Section Apprentice of the Year at the Quality Hotel Mildura Grand tonight.

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Bendigo apprentice of the year jack shay builds his way to success

Carpentry apprentice Jack Shay from Maryborough was named the Master Builders Bendigo Section Apprentice of the Year at the All Seasons Quality Resort Bendigo tonight.

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North East apprentice of the year nails down support for his young building...

Carpentry apprentice John Mason from Euroa was named the Master Builders North East Section Apprentice of the Year at Raffety’s restaurant in Benalla this evening.

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Ballarat apprentice of the year Hamish rose gets great satisfaction from...

Carpentry apprentice Hamish Rose from Ballarat was named the Master Builders Ballarat Section Apprentice of the Year at the Ballarat Lodge last night.

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Master Builders’ Building Leadership Simulation Centre (BLSC) recognises...

The Building Leadership Simulation Centre (BLSC) announced the winners of the BLSC 2015 Leadership Awards at the Master Builders Members Conference on Phillip Island...

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Gippsland apprentice of the year Bben Bellingham builds a strong career...

Carpentry apprentice Ben Bellingham from Bairnsdale won dual awards when he was named both the Master Builders Gippsland Section Apprentice of the Year and winner...

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Master Builders warns against unsustainably high wage outcomes for Victoria

Master Builders Association of Victoria CEO Radley de Silva expressed concern at the news workers on the $850 million CityLink upgrade will receive a 5% pay rise...

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Fell-swoop crossings removal helps accelerate pipeline of critical infrastructure...

Master Builders received the Andrews Government’s announcement of action on the removal of every level crossing between Caulfield and Dandenong as positive news,...

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Master Builders welcomes federal labor’s infrastructure priority

Master Builders has welcomed news that funding for the $11 billion Melbourne Metro rail project would become federal Labor’s top Victorian infrastructure priority...

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Master Builders welcomes the re-introduction of ABCC bill

“Master Builders Association of Victoria supports the reintroduction of the Building and Construction Industry (Improving Productivity) Bill 2013 (ABCC Bill) in...

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2015

Lack of pragmatism in 10% apprentices policy

The Andrews Government today announced its Major Projects Skills Guarantee policy that 10% of all work carried out on government funded construction projects over...

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Thursday 10 december 2015 Master Builders wins crucial reforms in first...

“Master Builders welcomes the Andrews government’s introduction of the Building Legislation Amendment (Consumer Protection) Bill 2015 into Parliament today,”...

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Tuesday 8 december 2015 Master Builders gives thumbs up to western distributor...

“Today’s announcement by the Andrews government that they will proceed with the Western Distributor takes a positive step toward infrastructure investment in...

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“Know your council” website takes good step in identifying planning...

“Master Builders welcomes the Andrews government’s initiative towards making local councils more transparent through the introduction of the “Know Your Council”

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Master Builders raises the alarm on Ballarat housing affordability

Master Builders research reveals that Ballarat’s housing affordability has worsened since 2004 from ‘Mildly Unaffordable’ to ‘Unaffordable’.

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Five Victorian projects earn honours at national building and construction...

A spectrum of five different projects, including a single family home, a major multi-unit apartment building and a reservoir upgrade received honours at Master Builders...

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Builder expectations and activity on the rise but trades shortages emerge

“Results of the Master Builders’ September quarter industry survey show the crucial need to address the skills shortages being faced in the building and construction...

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Master Builders says vehicle rego discount gives trade apprentices career boost

The announcement today from Minister Luke Donnellan MP and Minister Steve Herbert MP of a 50 per cent discount on vehicle registration for trade apprentices

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Commonwealth $1.5 billion for Victorian infrastructure welcomed by Master...

Today’s announcement from the Turnbull government that $1.5 billion of Commonwealth funding will be now be made available for new infrastructure projects in Victoria...

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Master Builders welcomes infrastructure Victoria board appointments “M...

Builder Leigh Allchin of Warragul-based Allchin Builders Pty Ltd has earned the title of 2015 Young Builder of the Year (Residential).

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Tallarook timber residence helps Camson homes stand tall as regional builder...

A Tallarook residence constructed of salvaged jarrah timber has earned Camson Homes the title of 2015 Regional Builder of the Year (Residential).

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Imperial builders’ Albert park house a reflection of residential excellence

A meticulously constructed Albert Park home has earned Imperial Builders the title of 2015 Master Builder of the Year (Residential).

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Master Builders welcomes infrastructure Victoria Board appointments “Master...

“Master Builders welcomes today’s announcement by the Andrews Government of the make-up of the board of Infrastructure Victoria,” Master Builders Association...

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Master Builders stokes student interest in building and construction careers

On 10 September, members of Master Builders Association of Victoria’s Geelong Section will lead 60 students from local secondary schools and TAFEs

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Excessive construction EBA wage rises hinder Victorian jobs and infrastructure

Research released by Master Builders Association of Victoria today, shows that construction industry EBA wages have been growing at unsustainably high rates

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Master Builders urges re-introduction of ABCC bill

The Building and Construction Industry (Improving Productivity) Bill 2013 (ABCC Bill) was today voted down in Parliament.

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Lend lease’s Margaret court arena scores a construction industry ace;...

Lend Lease received top honours as Master Builder of the Year (Commercial), and an industrious project manager from Kane Constructions was named Young Builder of...

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Expectations lift among Victorian builders according to industry survey

Results of Master Builders’ latest sentiment survey saw Victorian builders’ belief in their industry’s future rise for the first time since mid 2014.

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Master Builders urges support for ABCC bill

Employment Minister Eric Abetz has indicated that the Abbott Government intends to put the Building and Construction Industry (Improving Productivity) Bill 2013...

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Housing approvals settle in June

According to the latest data from the Australian Bureau of Statistics, dwelling approvals fell in June, both nationally and in Victoria.

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Builders of breezy beachside outpost and crisp library renovation named...

SJ Vuillermin Master Builders and Brooker Builders were given top honours tonight at the South East Master Builders Regional Building Awards, held at Premiere Function...

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Builders of bowling club renovation and design-savvy home named north west...

VR Builders and KGB Constructions were given top honours tonight at the North West Master Builders Regional Building Awards, held at Quality Resort All Seasons, Bendigo

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Infrastructure Victoria: positive for long-term infrastructure priorities

Master Builders welcomes today’s commitment by the Andrew’s government to establish Infrastructure Victoria

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Builders of health care facility and season-smart family home named South...

Devcon Properties and Nicholson Construction was given top honours on tonight at the South West Master Builders Regional Building Awards, held at The Pier, Geelong.

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Builders of health care facility and season-smart family home named South...

Devcon Properties and Nicholson Construction was given top honours on tonight at the South West Master Builders Regional Building Awards, held at The Pier, Geelong.

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Builders of leading-edge education facility and luxury home named North...

Camson Homes and Hansen Yuncken received top honours tonight at the North East Master Builders Regional Building Awards, held at Commercial Club, Albury.

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Another win for women in construction: second female in a row named state...

For the second time in as many years, a female tradie has been given top honours at the Master Builders Association of Victoria

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State budget: positive for investment but major projects still pressing

The 2015-16 Victoria State Budget is a start towards much-needed investment in the building and construction sector, but there is much more required to deliver a...

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Home approvals still strong but more non-residential spending needed in Victoria

The continued growth of home approvals in March is a welcome sign for the building and construction sector in Victoria.

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New road proposal a good start shovel-ready project an important next step

Master Builders welcomes major engineering construction plans, like today’s Western Distributor proposal, that should begin to address the alarming shortage of...

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Master Builders calls on government to boost the building and construction...

In a post-mining boom economy, and with declining investment in commercial construction in Victoria, there is tremendous pressure on the Andrews Government to boost...

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Wast West link settlement lifts distraction from urgent infrastructure needs

Today’s announcement by the Andrews Government that it has reached agreement with the East West Link consortium will allow the Government to focus on investment...

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South West apprentice of the year Elton Brinkman proves age is no barrier...

Carpentry apprentice Elton Brinkman from Hamilton will be named the Master Builders South West Section Apprentice of the Year at The Carmichael tomorrow evening.

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Geelong apprentice of the year Zak Porter sets his sight on building success

Carpentry apprentice Zak Porter from Barwon Heads will be named the Master Builders Geelong Section Apprentice of the Year at the Skilled Stadium tomorrow evening.

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North West Apprentice of the Year Zavier Hobbs working his way to building...

Carpentry apprentice Zavier Hobbs from Horsham will be named the Master Builders North West Section Apprentice of the Year at the Grand Hotel in Mildura tomorrow evening.

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North East apprentice of the year Travis Maxfield crafts his way to building...

Carpentry apprentice Travis Maxfield from Mansfield will be named the Master Builders North East Section Apprentice of the Year at Rafferty’s Restaurant in Benalla...

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Bendigo apprentice of the year Daniel Carroll building his way to success

Carpentry apprentice Daniel Carroll from Heathcote will be named the Master Builders Bendigo Section Apprentice of the Year at the Conservatory, Quality Resort Bendigo...

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Ballarat apprentice of the year Sam Nunan going the extra mile for building...

Carpentry apprentice Sam Nunan from Ballarat will be named the Master Builders Ballarat Section Apprentice of the Year at the Mercure Ballroom tomorrow evening.

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Gippsland apprentice of the year luke castagna building a strong career...

Carpentry apprentice Luke Castagna from Leongatha will be named the Master Builders Gippsland Section Apprentice of the Year at the Premier Function Centre tonight.

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Action on flinders street station repair a welcome infrastructure boost

Today’s announcement from the Andrews Government of imminent repair work and improvements to Flinders Street Station

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Launch of Melbourne metro rail works a win for vital infrastructure projects

Master Builders has welcomed news that the Andrews Government is fast-tracking $40 million to establish the Melbourne Metro Rail Authority for commencement of work...

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2014

Master Builders raises the alarm on Melbourne housing affordability

Master Builders research reveals that Melbourne’s housing affordability has worsened since 2004 from ‘Unaffordable’ to ‘Extremely Unaffordable’.

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Bendigo housing affordability in sharpest decline

Master Builders research reveals that Bendigo has seen the sharpest decline in housing affordability in regional Victoria since 2004, moving from a rating of ‘Mildly...

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Master Builders raises the alarm on Geelong housing affordability

Master Builders research reveals that Geelong’s housing affordability has declined since 2004 from ‘Unaffordable’ to ‘Highly Unaffordable’.

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Master Builders raises the alarm on Latrobe Valley housing affordability

Master Builders research reveals that Latrobe Valley’s housing affordability has declined at an alarming rate since 2004.

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Building industry confidence soars as election approaches

A pre-election surge in builders’ confidence and business conditions has been recorded in Master Builders’ latest sentiment study.

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Gippsland builders take a stand on ice

A group of Gippsland builders will join forces with Victoria Police in Warragul today to highlight safety concerns associated with construction workers affected...

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Support boosted for Victorian apprentices

Building and construction industry apprentices are set to win under plans unveiled today by Victorian Labor.

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Albury builder Scott James named Regional Master Builder of the Year

Home builder Scott James was last night named Regional Master Builder of the Year (residential) at Master Builders Excellence in Housing Awards.

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Doreen local Brent Henry crowned Young Builder of the Year

Home builder Brent Henry was last night crowned Master Builders Young Builder of the Year at the Master Builders Excellence in Housing Awards.

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Striking Elwood house wins Armadillo Homes Master Builder of the Year title

A lovingly renovated 1920s home in Elwood has won Armadillo Homes the title of 2014 Master Builder of the Year (residential).

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New construction code helps tackle issues confronting our industry

The State Government’s new construction code will provide more clarity for Victoria’s building and construction industry while helping address serious issues...

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Construction costs to rise if East West Link contracts are not honoured

Proceeding with the Eastern Section of Melbourne’s new East West Link will drive jobs in the Victorian construction industry, according to Master Builders.

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Victoria welcomes comprehensive review of training packages by the Commonwealth

Alongside the Victorian Government, Master Builders has welcomed a new Commonwealth review into training packages and accredited courses.

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Competent Kate named first female Young Builder of the Year while L.U....

A 29-year-old Seaford woman has been named the first ever female Young Builder of the Year (Commercial) at the Master Builders Excellence in Construction Awards.

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Builders of modern Gippsland Lakes home and Latrobe Regional Hospital take...

The builders of an entertainer’s fantasy home on the Gippsland Lakes have been named Residential Master Builder of the Year for the South East region.

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Luxury Mildura home and complex Girton Grammar Science Building named top...

The builders of a strikingly luxurious home on the Murray River and an ambitious learning hub for Girton Grammar, Bendigo were named North West Master Builders of...

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$18.7M Ballarat training centre named Master Builders South West project...

Stuart Allen Building and Nicholson Construction will be named South West Master Builders of the Year last night at The Pier, Geelong.

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Builders of hotel and luxury home with a view named North East Master Builders...

Scott James Builder and Joss Construction took out top honours at last night’s North East Master Builders Regional Building Awards.

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Streamlined bushfire regulations are a victory for common sense

Master Builders has welcomed changes made to Victoria’s bushfire planning regulations that will provide greater certainty to residents, landowners and tradespeople...

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Building industry responds to Melbourne's new planning strategy

Master Builders has welcomed the release of the State Government's Plan Melbourne strategy, which will help deliver nearly 1.57 million new homes across the city...

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Determined pair of chipper chippies named joint 2014 Master Builders Apprentices...

For the first time, a male and female tradie have shared top honours at the Master Builders Association of Victoria, Apprentice of the Year Awards in Melbourne

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State Budget secures 18000 construction jobs and billions in investment

Unprecedented funding levels for major construction projects form the heart of the 2014-15 State Budget and have been supported today by Master Builders.

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East West Link to drive thousands of construction jobs for the next decade

Today’s announcement by the Federal Government to provide $1.5 billion for the next stage of the East West Link will secure jobs and investment in Victoria’s...

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CityLink-Tullamarine corridor upgrade a win for Victoria's construction sector

An $850 million upgrade to one of Melbourne’s key road corridors will provide a great boost for the state’s construction industry and has been welcomed by Master...

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Supreme Court rules that CFMEU is not above the law

Master Builders has today welcomed the Supreme Court’s decision to impose a $1.25 million fine on the CFMEU for illegally blockading Victorian construction sites...

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Master Builders welcomes $2-2.5 billion rail investment and 3000 jobs it...

Master Builders has welcomed the $2-2.5 billion rail project announced by Premier Denis Napthine today that will see 3000 new jobs during construction.

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Victoria is nation’s new homes capital

New data released today shows Victorian home building approvals climbed 10.4 per cent in January and were 26.6 per cent higher than the same time last year, seasonally...

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Master Builders applauds moves to clean up drugs and crime in construction

Calls from Master Builders to broaden drug and alcohol testing on building sites have been vindicated today with the State Government moving to introduce mandatory...

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Building industry calls for housing affordability review

Victoria’s building industry has called on the State Government to review housing affordability and identify ways to encourage first home buyers to purchase new homes.

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Red tape cuts to support building businesses across Victoria

Master Builders has strongly welcomed cuts to red tape that will help reduce costs for Victorian builders and their clients.

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2013

Attorney-General launches Master Builders bullying awareness and prevention...

Master Builders today launched a bullying awareness and prevention course at the state-of-the-art Building Leadership Simulation Centre (BLSC).

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Labor's pledge to create 10000 new construction jobs is a win for Victoria

The State Opposition’s Project 10,000 transport plan would help secure long-term jobs and activity for Victoria’s construction industry.

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Geelong's Drew Larkin named Young Builder of the Year

Geelong’s Drew Larkin has being named Young Builder of the Year last night at the Master Builders Excellence in Housing Awards.

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Builder of 8 Star Hazelwood North home named Regional Master Builder of the Year

Family owned builder Refuge Homes, was last night named Regional Master Builder of the Year for their work on an 8 Star home in Hazelwood North.

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Victorians building more multi-unit homes

Building activity data released today shows nearly 50,400 new homes were started in Victoria in 2012-13, down 0.5 per cent compared to the previous year.

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Construction jobs growth delivers for Victoria

New data released today shows Victorian construction industry has created 12,700 new jobs over the past three months.

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East West Link Critical for Victoria's Economy and Liveability

Eight of Victoria’s largest industry and membership organisations have thrown their support behind the East-West Link, saying its construction is essential to...

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East Melbourne holy centre blessed with Master Builder of the Year Award

APM Group (Aust) Pty Ltd was last night named Master Builder of the Year (Commercial) for the Centre for Catholic Leadership, East Melbourne.

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Thinking outside ‘The Cube’ in Wodonga wins Zauner Regional Master...

The innovative Wodonga Art Community Centre, or The Cube as it is known, was last night named best commercial construction in Victoria winning Zauner Construction...

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Politicians urged to act as house prices treble above inflation over 10 years

Newly released data shows the costs of established houses in Melbourne have skyrocketed nearly three times higher than inflation over the past 10 years.

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Bushfire zones revisions are a win for housing affordability

One in four Victorian properties impacted by bushfire zones will be rightly removed from bushfire prone areas as part of reforms unveiled by Planning Minister Matthew...

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Refuge Homes and CM & HM Banks named South East Region’s top builders

Family owned business Refuge Homes was last night named the top residential builder at the Master Builders 2013 South East Regional Building Awards for a stunning...

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Melbourne first home buyers enjoy 1 July

First home buyers now have 10,000 reasons to purchase a newly built home with the latest boost to government grants starting today.

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Wayne McDonnell Homes and KGB Constructions named Bendigo Region’s top...

Family owned business Wayne McDonnell Homes was last night named the top residential builder at the Master Builders 2013 North West Regional Building Awards for...

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Shepparton first home buyers can look forward to 1 July

First home buyers in Shepparton who purchase a new home from 1 July can look forward to saving an average of $9349 more than those purchasing an existing home.

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Geelong first home buyers can look forward to 1 July

First home buyers in Geelong who purchase a new home from 1 July can look forward to saving an average of $9150 more than those purchasing an existing home.

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Ballarat first home buyers can look forward to 1 July

First home buyers in Ballarat who purchase a new home from 1 July can look forward to saving an average of $9282 more than those purchasing an existing home.

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Latrobe Valley first home buyers can look forward to 1 July

First home buyers in the Latrobe Valley who purchase a new home from 1 July can look forward to saving an average of $9655 more than those purchasing an existing home.

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Geelong’s Lyons Construction named top builder for the third year in a row

Geelong’s largest and oldest construction company, Lyons Construction, was last night named South West Regional Commercial Builder of the Year for the Kardinia...

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Albury home with a view and ‘The Cube’ take out top building awards

The builder of a stunning, multi- level Albury home complete with lap pool and stunning views was last night named 2013 Master Builders North East Residential Builder...

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Construction industry suffers as Gillard fiddles with IR laws

The newest data released today shows that Australia’s industrial relations laws continue to hurt the construction industry.

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Master Builders welcomes ‘one stop shop’ for domestic building

Today’s release of the Victorian Domestic Building Consumer Protection Reform Strategy has been welcomed by Master Builders as a step in the right direction for...

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Contempt of court decision welcomed: Time to bring back the strong cop...

Master Builders welcomes today’s Supreme Court decision finding the Construction Forestry Mining and Energy Union (CFMEU) in contempt of court.

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Master Builders calls for licensing of debt collectors

Master Builders has today called upon the State Government to reintroduce licensing of debt collectors.

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Young Tocumwal dad named 2013 Master Builders Apprentice of the Year

Tocumwal carpenter Matthew Miller, 20, was last night crowned Master Builders State Apprentice of the Year during a presentation at Etihad Stadium.

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Green light for East West Tunnel: Budget delivers building jobs today for...

Today’s State Budget will secure construction jobs now while delivering significant benefits for Victorians in the future according to Master Builders.

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Zone reforms to cut red tape for builders

Reforms to commercial and industrial zones unveiled by the Napthine Government today will provide much-needed reform to support investment and activity in Victoria’s...

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Victorian building activity holds steady in 2012

New data shows the value of building work in Victoria increased by $56 million (0.2 per cent) in 2012 and picked up during the December quarter in what is a hopeful...

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Building across outer-east Melbourne on the slide

Investment in building work across Knox, Maroondah, Whitehorse, Manningham and the Yarra Ranges is declining, making free events like the upcoming Master Builders...

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Victorian home loans rise to 26-month high

The number of home loans provided to Victorians climbed 1.7 per cent in February 2013 and is 3.1 per cent higher than the same time last year, according to the latest...

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Executive Director Brian Welch steps down

The President of the Master Builders Association of Victoria, Greg Zuccala, today announced the resignation of Executive Director Brian Welch.

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Investment in central Gippsland building industry wanes as domestic work...

Local builders will hear about the latest market trends when Master Builders brings its next trade night to Traralgon on Wednesday 17 April.

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Victorian building approvals down 17.5% in February

The value of building approvals across Victoria in February have dropped 17.5 per cent to $1.73 billion compared to the same time last year, but were 6.8 per cent...

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Geelong Apprentice of the Year Dylan Watt is prepared to build a successful...

Carpentry apprentice Dylan Watt was last night named the Geelong Section Apprentice of the Year at Skilled Stadium.

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Western region Apprentice of the Year Lee Mugavin is a chippy off the old block

Carpentry apprentice Lee Mugavin was last night named the western section Apprentice of the Year in Warrnambool.

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Victorian construction jobs numbers outperform national trends

The number of Victorians working in the building and construction industry held steady in the three months to February, according to the Australian Bureau of Statistics’...

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Matthew Miller is a top dad and the North East’s top apprentice

Carpentry apprentice Matthew Miller was last night named North East section Apprentice of the Year.

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Thomas gives up farm life to become a builder and is named Bendigo Apprentice...

Carpentry apprentice Thomas Wright was last night named Bendigo section Apprentice of the Year.

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Focus on jobs and investment a must for new Victorian Cabinet

Master Builders has welcomed moves by new Premier Denis Napthine to put the economy at the front and centre of his vision for Victoria.

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Seven-year high for industrial disputes in construction

Industrial disputes continue to plague the construction industry, with the number of working days lost reaching a seven-year high.

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First home buyers help Victoria buck the national trend

More first home buyers are getting into Victoria’s housing market as the state defies national home loan trends, according to the latest Australian Bureau of Statistic...

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North West Apprentice of the Year Jordan means business

Carpentry apprentice Jordan White was last night named North West section Apprentice of the Year.

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Doors close for Victorian construction apprentices

New figures show a significant downturn in the number of Victorians involved in construction industry apprenticeships.

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Chippies apprentices Rhys and Josh named joint Ballarat Apprentices of Year.

Chippies apprentices Rhys and Josh named joint Ballarat Apprentices of Year.

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Building industry calls for new Premier to strengthen Victoria’s construction...

Master Builders today called for new premier Dr Denis Napthine to support moves to boost the productivity of Victoria’s construction sector.

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Building investment down but renovations up in Wodonga region

Local builders in Albury and Wodonga will hear about the latest market trends and tips to support their business when Master Builders brings its trade night to Albury...

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Traralgon Apprentice of the Year Ryan a chippy off the old block

Carpentry apprentice Ryan Wheeler was last night named the Gippsland section Apprentice of the Year in Traralgon.

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Builder of Inverloch 'sand dune' house named Master Builder of the Year

A “labour of love” has paid off for builder David Martin who was last night named Master Builder of the Year for his work on an Inverloch home designed to reflect...

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2012

Union disputes at an eight year high in construction

New figures released today highlight the surge of union-led industrial action in the nation’s construction industry.

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Master Builders launch new office in Warrnambool today

Builders and tradespeople in Warrnambool will join Master Builders at the official launch of a new office in Kepler Street today.

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Revamp of Building Regulator opens door for reform

Master Builders has supported plans to overhaul Victoria’s building regulator, saying it is a win for builders and consumers.

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Melbourne’s newest community a win for builders and residents

Innovation and world class design will be at the heart of Melbourne’s newest community after the Baillieu Government released details of the Werribee Employment...

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Wantirna South home wins top Bbuilding award

A Wantirna South display home built by Porter Davis Homes has been awarded one the nation’s highest building accolades, a Master Builders Australia national award...

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Torquay Home Wins Top Building Award

A Torquay home built by Q Designer Homes has been awarded one the nation’s highest building accolades, a Master Builders Australia national award for excellence...

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Royal Children’s Hospital wins national building award

The Royal Children’s Hospital in Melbourne has been crowned one of the building and construction industry’s greatest achievements of the past year.

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Melbourne Homes Win Top Building Awards

Two Melbourne display homes have been awarded one the nation’s highest building accolades, a Master Builders Australia national award for excellence in building...

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Balwyn North Home Wins Top Building Award

A display home in Balwyn North built by Englehart Homes has been awarded one the nation’s highest building accolades

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D C Construction named residential Master Builder of the Year

Rye based builder DC Construction has been named residential Master Builder of the Year for a spectacular home in Merricks North.

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Master Builders helps Moorabbin tradespeople weather the storm

Local builders in Moorabbin will hear about the latest market trends and tips to support their business when Master Builders brings its next Trade Night to Moorabbin...

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Master Builders welcomes statewide inquiry into building and construction...

Master Builders has welcomed a statewide Construction Code Compliance Unit (CCCU) inquiry into organised crime and corruption in the building and construction industry.

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Master Builders brings the green building message to Shepparton

Builders are invited to join a forum in Shepparton on 26 September promoting sustainable and energy efficient building.

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Housing News No.6 - Who will be the Master Builder of the Year?

Don’t miss your chance to book for the 2012 Excellence in Housing Awards to be held on Friday, 12 October at the Crown Palladium.

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National Master Builders apprentice program to visit Box Hill on Wednesday

Master Builders will take the world first, newly nation-wide ‘ALink’ program to on Wednesday in a bid to tackle apprenticeship drop-out rates.

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Master Builders helps Moorabbin tradespeople weather the storm

Local builders in Moorabbin will hear about the latest market trends and tips to support their business when Master Builders brings its next Trade Night to Bendigo...

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More needs to be done to prevent the Emporium blockade happening again

Master Builders has welcomed the CFMEU’s belated decision to abide by the law, but called for a review of national laws to prevent similar situations arising again.

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Building industry employers call for an end to illegal blockade

Leading employers in the building industry have called for an end to the illegal blockade of the Emporium construction site in Melbourne

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Time to end the damage to Melbourne’s reputation

The CFMEU blockade at the Emporium construction site is hurting Melbourne’s reputation as an attractive place to invest, the Master Builders said today.

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Emporium blockade needs to end

Master Builders has called for common sense to prevail at the Emporium construction site in Melbourne’s CBD.

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Master Builders helps Geelong tradespeople weather the storm

Local builders in the Geelong region will hear about the latest market trends and tips to support their business when Master Builders brings its next Trade Night...

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National Master Builders apprentice program to visit Dandenong

Master Builders will take the world first, newly nation-wide ‘ALink’ program to Chisholm TAFE on Wednesday (22/8) in a bid to tackle apprenticeship drop-out rates.

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Master Builders takes the green building message on the road to Bendigo...

Builders will join a forum in Bendigo on Wednesday (15/8) promoting sustainable and energy efficient building.

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National Master Builders apprentice program to visit East Geelong tomorrow

Master Builders will take the world first, newly nation-wide ‘ALink’ program to tomorrow in a bid to tackle apprenticeship drop-out rates.

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Revolutionary $14 million 3D training centre launched in Melbourne today

Melbourne has become the Southern Hemisphere’s first city to offer state-of-the-art simulation training for the building and construction industry with today’s...

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Cockram Construction named Master Builder of the Year for Red Cross project

Cockram Construction was last night named the Master Builder of the Year (Commercial Construction) for the $57 million Australian Red Cross Blood Service, Victorian...

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National Master Builders apprentice program to visit Wangaratta tomorrow

Master Builders will take the world first, newly nation-wide ‘ALink’ program to GO TAFE, Wangaratta tomorrow in a bid to tackle apprenticeship drop-out rates.

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V8 Supercar driver Lee Holdsworth to visit NMIT Heidelberg with Master Builders

Master Builders and Irwin Racing’s Lee Holdsworth will take the world first, newly nation-wide ‘ALink’ program to NMIT, Heidelberg on Thursday in a bid to...

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New planning zones to help deliver the great Australian dream

Reforms to Victoria’s planning zones will foster opportunities to support jobs, help families and encourage growth, according to Master Builders.

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Master Builders takes the green building message on the road to Albury today

Builders will today join a forum in Albury promoting sustainable and energy efficient building.

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Master Builders names South East’s top builders

South East Victoria’s top commercial and residential builders were recognised last night in Traralgon at the Master Builders Regional Building Awards for outstanding...

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National Master Builders apprentice program to visit Shepparton

Master Builders will take the world first, newly nation-wide ‘ALink’ program to the GO TAFE tomorrow in a bid to tackle apprenticeship drop-out rates.

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Master Builders names North West's top builders

North West Victoria’s top commercial and residential builders were recognised last night in Bendigo at the Master Builders Regional Building Awards for outstanding...

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Master Builders names South West’s top builders

South West Victoria’s top commercial and residential builders were recognised last night at the Master Builders Regional Building Awards for outstanding projects...

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Master Builders names North East’s top builders

North East Victoria’s top commercial and residential builders were recognised last night at Master Builders Regional Building Awards for outstanding projects in...

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Geelong Master Builders relocating

Builders and tradespeople in the Geelong region will benefit from the opening of a new Master Builders office.

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Master Builders opens Shepparton office for local builders and tradespeople

Builders and tradespeople in the Shepparton region will benefit from the opening of a new Master Builders office in High Street this month.

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Housing affordability boost as planning red tape is cut

Master Builders has welcomed moves by the Baillieu Government to reform Victoria’s development contributions system.

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State Opposition puts union mates ahead of Victorian construction jobs

An announcement by Opposition Leader Daniel Andrews to change the state’s construction site industrial relations regime could jeopardise Victorian jobs and investment,...

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Irymple carpenter Matthew Ablett named Master Builders 2012 Apprentice...

A crowd of 700 guests saw Irymple carpenter Matthew Ablett named Master Builders 2012 Apprentice of the Year last night at the Sebel, Albert Park.

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Master Builders to name 2012 Apprentice of the Year

The state’s top apprentices will be named this Wednesday at the Master Builders Association of Victoria 2012 State Apprentice of the Year Awards.

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Building jobs and investment at forefront of State Budget

Master Builders has welcomed the 2012-13 State Budget as an important move to support jobs, build infrastructure and cut business costs.

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Cut to interest rates needed for Victorian building jobs

The Reserve Bank should cut official interest rates when its board meets tomorrow to protect jobs in Victoria’s construction industry.

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National Master Builders apprentice program to visit Chadstone

The Master Builders Association of Victoria will take the world first, newly nation-wide ‘ALink’ program to the Holmesglen TAFE, Chadstone tomorrow in a bid...

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National Master Builders apprentice program to visit Ballarat

The Master Builders Association of Victoria will take the world first, newly nation-wide ‘ALink’ program to the University of Ballarat tomorrow in a bid to tackle...

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Master Builders applauds Victorian Government on protecting productivity

Master Builders has today applauded moves by the Victorian Government to protect the productivity of Victoria's construction sites.

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National Master Builders apprentice program to visit Croydon

The Master Builders Association of Victoria will take the world first, newly nation-wide ‘ALink’ program to the Swinburne University, Croydon tomorrow in a bid...

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Leopold carpenter named 2012 Apprentice of the Year for Geelong region.

Leopold carpenter Thomas Richardson was last night named the Master Builders Apprentice of the Year for the Geelong region.

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Hammer taken to productivity and harmony on Victoria's building sites

The Master Builders Association of Victoria has described the passage of Federal laws to abolish the Australian Building and Construction Commission (ABCC) as a...

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Warrnambool bricklayer named 2012 Apprentice of the Year for region.

Warrnambool bricklayer Jack Chapman was last night named the Master Builders ‘Apprentice of the Year’ for the Warrnambool region.

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Master Builders to award Geelong apprentices tomorrow

The Master Builders Association of Victoria will honour the Geelong region’s top apprentices at the 2012 Master Builders Regional Apprentice of the Year Awards...

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Master Builders to award Warrnambool apprentices tomorrow

The Master Builders Association of Victoria will honour the Warrnambool region’s top apprentices at the 2012 Master Builders Regional Apprentice of the Year Awards...

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Master Builders to award North East Region apprentices tomorrow

The Master Builders Association of Victoria will honour the North East Region’s top apprentices at the regional awards tomorrow night in Benalla.

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Master Builders Awards North West Region Apprentices

Swan Hill’s top building and construction apprentices were named last night at the Master Builders regional awards.

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Master Builders to award Bendigo apprentices tomorrow

The Master Builders Association of Victoria will honour the Bendigo Region’s top apprentices at the regional awards tomorrow night.

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Master Builders welcomes a Victorian building watchdog

Master Builders has welcomed the Victorian Government’s announcement to create a tough new state-based building and construction watchdog.

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Master Builders to award Swan Hill apprentices

The Master Builders Association of Victoria will honour the top apprentices in the North West Region at the regional awards next Wednesday night.

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Master Builders Awards Ballarat Region Apprentices

Ballarat’s top building and construction apprentices were named last night at the Master Builders regional awards.

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Master Builders to take world first apprentice program to Swan Hill

The Master Builders Association of Victoria will take the world first ‘ALink’ program to Sunraysia TAFE, Swan Hill next Tuesday in a bid to tackle apprenticeship...

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Master Builders Awards Gippsland Region Apprentices

Gippsland’s top building and construction apprentices were named last night at the Master Builders regional awards.

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Master Builders laments the loss of the ‘strong cop on the beat’

The Master Builders Association of Victoria has warned that a return to the ‘bad old days’ on building and construction sites is nigh following the imminent...

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Master Builders launches world leading training centre

Melbourne is to become home to a world-leading simulation training centre, the Executive Director of the Master Builders Association of Victoria (Master Builders),...

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Abbott, Guy and Kekovich to headline Master Builders Yarra Valley Conference

High profile politicians Tony Abbott and Matthew Guy and Australia’s famous ‘lambassador’ Sam Kekovich will headline the 2012 Master Builders Members’ Conference...

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Master Builders welcomes Victoria’s support of Industry Watchdog

The Master Builders Association of Victoria has welcomed the State Government’s submission to a Senate committee inquiry into proposed reforms to building and...

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2011

Outlook cautiously optimistic for residential builders

The latest Master Builders Business Sentiment Survey of residential builders has revealed a cautiously optimistic outlook despite uncertain economic circumstances.

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We need a Building Minister - Master Builders calls on the State Government...

The Master Builders Association of Victoria has called for the State Government to appoint a Building Minister to deal with the worsening housing affordability crisis.

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Master Builder of the Year announced

Concept Design and Construction has been named the 2011 Master Builder of the Year at the Excellence in Housing Awards last night for a stunning Mt Buller development.

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Master Builders backs Victorian Government call for delay in model OHS laws

The Master Builders Association of Victoria has today backed calls from the Victorian Government for the Commonwealth to delay the introduction of model Work Health...

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Master Builders calls for more consultation on Bushfire Prone Area mapping

The Master Builders Association of Victoria is calling for the State Government to open industry consultation on the mapping of designated Bushfire Prone Areas amid...

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Labour costs escalate as building activity slows

The latest Master Builders Business Sentiment Survey has revealed that most commercial builders cite increased labour costs as the biggest threat to profitability...

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Consumer confidence hurting residential building sector but outlook is positive

Residential builders have revealed that a lack of consumer confidence is the biggest threat to the prosperity of the sector in the latest Master Builders Business...

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Master Builders celebrates the beginning of Stamp Duty reductions from tomorrow

The Master Builders Association of Victoria is looking forward to the positive impact that tomorrow?s launch of stamp duty cuts will have as a new wave of home buyers...

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Master Builders welcomes the review of the Victorian Code of Practice

The Master Builders Association of Victoria today welcomed the planned review of the Victorian Code of Practice for the Building and Construction Industry.

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Master Builders says Building EBA outcome illustrates the need to maintain...

The Master Builders Association has said the outcome of the Victorian Building Industry Enterprise Bargaining Agreement (EBA) is proof that more needs to be done...

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Master Builders farewell former Executive Director David Murden

The Master Builders Association of Victoria has been saddened by the sudden passing of former Executive Director (1960-1987) David Murden who died on Thursday 2 June.

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Master Builders to take ALink to Frankston

The Master Builders Association of Victoria will take the world first ‘Alink’ program to Chisholm Institute of TAFE on Thursday in a bid to tackle apprenticeship...

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Master Builders challenge Garnaut’s carbon tax claims

The Master Builders Association of Victoria has challenged Federal Government Climate Change Adviser Ross Garnaut’s claim that a carbon tax is the most efficient...

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Master Builders urges State Government to halt National Licensing Scheme

The Master Builders Association of Victoria is calling on the State Government to urgently halt the National Licensing Scheme (NOLS) which it says will be costly,...

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Master Builders gives big tick to government for action on development...

The Master Builders Association of Victoria has today enthusiastically endorsed the announcement made by Minister for Planning Matthew Guy to reform the development...

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Master Builders name Devin Grant the Apprentice of the Year

The Master Builders Association of Victoria have named Menzies Creek resident Devin Grant the State’s top apprentice at the 2011 State Apprentice of the Year Awards...

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Member's Brief on 2011 State Budget

Outcomes of the 2011 State Budget and what they mean for members.

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Baillieu Government’s first budget a boost for building sector

The Master Builders Association of Victoria welcomes the Coalition Government’s more than $1 billion in construction and building sector commitments as vital for...

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Master Builders urges State Government to follow through on election promises

The Master Builders Association of Victoria is calling on the State Government to honour its election promises in Tuesday’s State Budget by cutting Stamp Duty...

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Master Builders to take world first apprentice’s program to Box Hill on today

The Master Builders Association of Victoria will take the world first ‘ALink’ program to Box Hill Institute today in a bid to tackle apprenticeship drop-out rates.

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Master Builders expect housing affordability to deteriorate over next three...

The latest Master Builders Association of Victoria Building Trends eSurvey has revealed that 69 per cent of residential builders expect housing affordability to...

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Master Builders and National Association of Women in Construction join...

Master Builders Association of Victoria and National Association of Women in Construction have joined forces to celebrate National Carpenters Day.

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Master Builders to take world first apprentice’s program to Ballarat...

The Master Builders Association of Victoria will take the world first 'Alink' program to the University of Ballarat on Thursday in a bid to tackle apprenticeship...

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Master Builders Award Bendigo Region Apprentices

The Master Builders Association of Victoria awarded the top apprentices in the Bendigo Region at the regional awards last night.

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Master Builders welcomes launch of State Housing Affordability Unit

The Master Builders Association of Victoria has welcomed the establishment of a Housing Affordability Unit this week which will advise the State Government on ways...

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Master Builders to launch world first apprentice’s programme

The Master Builders Association of Victoria will launch the world first ‘Alink’ programme today at Swinburne University of Technology’s Croydon campus in a...

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Master Builders welcomes Fisherman’s Bend development

The Master Builders Association of Victoria welcomes the State Government’s plan to create a residential development at Fisherman’s Bend.

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Master Builders calls for a new landfill

The Master Builders Association of Victoria is calling on the State Government to create a new landfill site equipped to store contaminated soil.

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Master Builders offer a flood of support - new webpage

The Master Builders Association of Victoria has responded to the recent floods and cyclone that have ravaged Australia’s east coast by launching a special webpage...

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Master Builders welcomes independent review of Victoria’s finances

The Master Builders Association of Victoria has welcomed the State Government’s announcement today that it will appoint three commissioners who will conduct the...

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Master Builders welcomes Greenvale land release but more needed

The Master Builders Association of Victoria has welcomed the State Government’s announcement of two new suburbs in Greenvale to tackle Melbourne’s land shortage,...

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Residential builders looking forward to a busy year ahead

Residential builders in Victoria are optimistic about the year ahead according to the latest Master Builders Building Trends survey.

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Keep the ABCC say Victorian builders

Victoria’s commercial builders have told the Master Builders they want the Australian Building and Construction Commission to remain fully functional.

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No uni offer? Try a trade and earn while you learn

Learning a trade in the building and construction industry is a great option for VCE graduates considering their future as VTAC uni offers are released today, say...

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2010

Master Builders' wary of banking reforms

The Master Builders Association of Victoria has described the Federal Government’s banking reform as a potential threat to business sector lending.

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Labor: Time to Fix the Planning System

With one day to go until the State Election, Victorian homebuyers are yet to see a comprehensive plan from the Labor Party for fixing Victoria’s dysfunctional...

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Master Builders welcomes the Coaltion's Stamp Duty cuts for seniors

The Master Builders Association of Victoria has welcomed the Coalitions announcement to provide $42 million in stamp duty relief for seniors and self-funded retirees.

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Time for action on escalating council levies

With just two days to go until the State Election, no political party has revealed how it intends to resolve Victoria's escalating council levy crisis.

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Stamp Duty Reform – The Coalition is Listening

Master Builders has today welcomed the Coalitions’ bold stamp duty reform package for first homebuyers.

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Affordability win for regional homebuyers

Master Builders has today welcomed Labor’s generous stamp duty tax cuts for new home buyers in regional Victoria.

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Coalition releases sweet and sour planning policy

The Coalitions’ Planning Policy is a mixture of sweet and sour for Victorian families looking for genuine solutions to Victoria’s housing affordability crisis.

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Housing affordability campaign visits the Inner Eastern Suburbs

The Master Builders Association of Victoria will be unleashing their motorised scooter billboards in Doncaster, Surrey Hills, Mont Albert and Box Hill tomorrow to...

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Housing affordability - has the coalition been listening?

Victorians will be watching the State Coalition’s campaign launch tomorrow to see if they have been listening to the community’s concerns about housing affordability.

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Master Builders calls for further stamp duty relief – not just for seniors

Master Builders has welcomed the ALP’s decision today to provide $38 million in stamp duty relief for senior Victorians - but says the cuts don't go deep enough.

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Stamp duty relief – Is anybody listening?

The State Government revealed today in its Pre-Election Budget Update a $149 million increase in the amount of Stamp Duty it expects to collect during 2010-11.

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Master Builders launches $500,000 Housing Affordability Campaign

The two-week campaign will include ads on prime-time television, commercial radio, in the metropolitan press, on the internet and on motorised ‘Vespa Billboards’.

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Master Builders welcomes cuts to payroll tax

The Master Builders Association of Victoria has welcomed the State Government's promise to cut payroll tax to 4.85 per cent, if re-elected.

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Industry calls on State Government to dump costly housing regulations

Victoria’s peak Housing and Property Industry Associations have called on the State Government to dump their costly and restrictive accessible housing regulations...

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Master Builders of the year announced

LBA Construction has been announced as the 2010 Excellence in Housing Master Builder of the Year.

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Master Builders congratulates retiring industry hero

The Master Builders Association of Victoria congratulates outgoing Australian Building Construction Commissioner John Lloyd on five years of dedicated service policing...

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Master Builders welcomes planning funding but say more needed

The Master Builders Association of Victoria has welcomed the launch of the State Government’s 2010 Expert Assistance Program, which provides $8.3 million in planning...

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Commercial building sluggish in favour of state funded public projects

A recent Master Builders survey has revealed 41 per cent of commercial contractors believe commercial building work will decrease over the next six months, with...

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Master Builders launches greens’ policies awareness campaign

The Master Builders Association of Victoria has today launched a state-wide advertising campaign alerting voters to the consequences of voting Green at the upcoming...

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Wangaratta building wins Master Builder of the Year

A Performing Arts Centre in Wangaratta and a Community Building in Traralgon have won their creators the top gongs at the 17th Annual Master Builders Excellence...

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Urban growth decision will allow for more affordable housing

Master Builders welcomes the new passage of planning laws which will facilitate the expansion of Melbourne’s urban growth boundary.

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Housing crisis to continue because of credit crunch

A recent Master Builders survey has revealed that nearly 45 per cent of residential builders’ clients have cancelled or postponed projects this year because they...

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Land supply shortage hurting housing affordability

A recent Master Builders survey has revealed that 80 per cent of residential builders fear Victoria’s land supply will not increase over the next three years,...

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HIH levy to conclude tomorrow

Master Builders welcomes the conclusion of the HIH levy which will be repealed tomorrow.

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Housing affordability stifled by council delays

The latest Master Builders survey has revealed that lengthy planning delays are pushing up house prices by an average of $35,000.

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Outlook worsens for regional builders

The latest Master Builders survey has revealed that many residential builders working in regional Victoria have little confidence about the year ahead.

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Building Excellence in North East Victoria

North East Victoria’s top Commercial and Residential Builders have been recognised at Master Builders Regional Building Awards for outstanding projects in the...

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Online training boost for Mildura Builders

Master Builders is encouraging builders in the Victorian North West to attend a business tools workshop to boost their online business and marketing skills.

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Building excellence in South East Victoria

South East Victoria’s top Commercial and Residential Builders have been recognised at Master Builders Regional Construction Awards for outstanding projects in...

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Recognising State’s Outstanding Apprentices

Future leaders of Victoria’s building industry were recognised at the Master Builders State Apprentice of the Year Awards at Melbourne Park Function Centre last...

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Budget Boosts Builders

Master Builders welcomes the State Government’s Budget announcements to expand the Victorian First Home Bonus Scheme and cut Payroll Tax and WorkCover Premiums.

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Builders claim green win on jobs package

Master Builders says the State Government’s Jobs for the Future Economy package will help boost building workforce productivity and reduce housing costs for future...

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Outstanding Geelong Apprentices

Future leaders of the Geelong area’s building industry have been recognised at the Master Builders Apprentice of the Year Awards at Skilled Stadium last night

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Outstanding South West Apprentices

Future leaders of South West Victoria’s building industry have been recognised at the Master Builders Apprentice of the Year Awards in Warrnambool last night

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Outstanding North East Apprentices

Future leaders of the North East Victoria’s building industry have been recognised at the Master Builders Apprentice of the Year Awards in Benalla last night

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Master Builders welcomes decisive govt action on building insurance

The Master Builders Association of Victoria welcomes the State Government’s decisive action on resolving the building industry’s Home Warranty Insurance (HWI)...

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Outstanding Ballarat apprentices

Future leaders of the Ballarat area’s building industry have been recognised at the Master Builders Apprentice of the Year competition last night

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eNews No 5, Wednesday, 24 March 2010

New Proposal for GAIC Levy State Planning Minister Justin Madden has proposed that developers pay 30 per cent of the Government’s Growth Areas Infrastructure...

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Outstanding bendigo apprentices

Future leaders of the Bendigo building industry have been recognised at Master Builders Apprentice of the Year competition, with two of the winners to compete in...

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Outstanding North West Apprentices

Future leaders of the North West Victoria’s building industry have been recognised at the Master Builders Apprentice of the Year competition, with the two winners...

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Builders ‘call-time’ on first home bonus schemes

The Master Builders Association of Victoria has called on the State Government to dump its two first home bonus schemes and instead slash stamp duty for new home...

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Outstanding Gippsland Apprentices

Future stars of the Gippsland building industry have been recognised at the Master Builders Apprentice of the Year awards, with two of the winners to compete for...

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Master Builders welcome VCAT President’s Report

The Master Builders Association of Victoria has welcomed the release of the President’s Review of the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal (VCAT) and is...

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Regional Media - Master Builders calls time on first home bonus schemes

Victoria’s peak building industry body, the Master Builders Association, has called on the State Government to dump its two first home bonus schemes and instead...

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First Day at School for Next Generation of Peninsula Builders

The next generation of Mornington Peninsula builders attended their ‘first day of school’ today as a three-month Builders Registration course kicked-off.

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Home Warranty Insurance - Vero Exits Market

Insurance company Vero has announced plans to withdraw from the Home Warranty Insurance (HWI) market, taking effect 1 July, 2010.

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The black saturday rebuild – one year on

As the first anniversary of Black Saturday is commemorated today, the building industry’s thoughts are with those who lost loved ones, possessions and property...

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VIC Parliament must fix the planning system

Fixing the State’s outdated and complex planning system should be the number one priority as State Parliament reconvenes today, according to the Master Builders...

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Back to school and BER construction rolls-on

Parents noticing construction at Victorian schools today should give some thought to the local jobs that are being sustained by the Building Education Revolution (BER).

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No uni offer? Try a trade and earn while you learn

Learning a trade in the building and construction industry is a great option for VCE students considering their future as VTAC uni offers are released today, say...

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Credit conditions hold back commercial building

Victorian commercial builders are losing work as a result of tight client credit access, with 57 per cent reporting having lost projects in the last three months.

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2009

VCE Grads – Earn while you learn

The Master Builders Association of Victoria says a career in building and construction is still an exciting option for school leavers as thousands of VCE graduates...

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St Kilda Triangle sends negative investment message

Port Phillip Council’s decision to dump the St Kilda Triangle Project has sent a terrible signal about the investment environment in Victoria.

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Vic’s Regional Builders Leading the Way

Regional builders are leading Victoria’s economic recovery with recent Building Commission figures showing a spike in the value of building from the June quarter...

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Summer safety - Builders urged to be Sun Smart

Victoria’s peak building industry body, the Master Builders Association, is urging all builders to mark today, the first day of summer, by reminding their staff...

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Master Builders welcome first female Board Member

The Master Builders Association of Victoria’s Annual General Meeting (AGM) held in Melbourne today saw the election of the Association’s first ever female Board...

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Victorian companies clean-up at National Awards

Five Victorian companies have received national recognition at Master Builders 2009 National Excellence in Building and Construction Awards, held at Conrad Jupiters...

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Builders need certainty on coastal development

The Master Builders Association of Victoria has called on the State Government to redefine its coastal planning policy or risk creating further uncertainty for builders...

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Builders welcome growth area guidelines

The Master Builders Association has welcomed new Guidelines for the Development of Growth Areas announced by the Planning Minister today.

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Regional employee retention back to pre-GFC levels

A Master Builders survey has revealed that regional builders’ employment intentions have returned to levels not seen since just before the Global Financial Crisis...

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Modern twist on inner-city terrace: Master Builder of the year

Lexicon Gulf was named Master Builder of the Year for their project in Fitzroy, before a sell-out crowd at the 31st Annual Master Builders Excellence in Housing...

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Employee retention back to pre-GFC levels

A Master Builders survey has revealed that residential builders’ employee retention intentions have returned to levels not seen since just before the beginning...

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Building must keep-pace as Melbourne passes 4 million

The Master Builders Association of Victoria is concerned that the supply of housing is not keeping pace with population growth, as Australian Bureau of Statistics...

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Project fast-tracking secures Victorian jobs

Victoria’s builders and their 187,000 strong workforce will welcome the State Government plans to fast-track three more construction projects, worth $162 million...

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Builders welcome ‘common sense’ acceptance of DACs

Victorian builders will welcome the introduction of Development Assessment Committees (DACs) as a win for ‘common-sense’ and a step forward in minimising the...

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Unregistered builders blitz

Consumers are being urged to check the credentials of their builder prior to their appointment as Consumer Affairs Victoria (CAV) cracks down on the illegal behaviour...

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ABCC Reform Bill condones lawless culture

The Master Builders Association of Victoria today urged the Australian Senate to vote down the Australian Building and Construction Commission (ABCC) Reform Bill...

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Builders want ‘Strong Cop’ not ‘Lollypop Man’

The Master Builders Association of Victoria today launched its new website ‘Strong Cop on the Beat’ as part of its campaign to defeat the Federal Government’s...

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Builders welcome ‘10/30 Right’ to clear vegetation

The Master Builders Association of Victoria has welcomed the State Government announcement that Victorian home owners will be able to remove native vegetation around...

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Bushfire safety: more than just home design

The Master Builders Association of Victoria will today tell the Bushfire Royal Commission that homes should never be viewed as a safe refuge from the threat of bushfires.

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Channel deepening good for builders and local exporters

Master Builders has welcomed the completion of major dredging works in Port Phillip Bay, saying the project will help keep the cost of building materials down in Victoria

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Builders warn on bushfire risks

Victoria’s peak building industry body, the Master Builders Association of Victoria, has warned that homes should never be viewed as a safe refuge from the threat...

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Regional builder optimism increases

Victoria’s regional builders are more optimistic now than six months ago, a new survey has found.

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Councils failing the Australian dream

A survey has found housing affordability is under threat due to lengthy planning delays, which are pushing up the price of homes by $19,500.

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Bovis named Master Builder of the year for Melbourne Recital Centre

Bovis Lend Lease Pty Ltd has been named Master Builder of the Year for constructing the Melbourne Recital Centre and Melbourne Theatre Company Project in Southbank.

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Commercial builders feel ‘Tender squeeze’

Too many tenderers, too short a period for tendering and poor quality documentation are the top three complaints of Victorian builders when tendering for projects,...

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Building excellence in South East Victoria

Two of South Eastern Victoria’s best builders have been recognised for exceptional quality in construction by Victoria’s peak building industry body.

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187,000 reasons to fast track community projects

State Government plans announced today to fast-track four more construction projects, worth $371 million and 612 jobs, would provide another ‘shot in the arm’...

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Building Excellence in North West Victoria

North West Victoria’s top Commercial and Residential Builder have been recognised at Master Builders Regional Construction Awards for outstanding projects in Bendigo...

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Builders still struggling with credit conditions

A survey of Master Builders members has revealed that 61 per cent of Victorian commercial builders experienced clients pull out of potential projects due to finance...

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Building Excellence in South West Victoria

South West Victoria’s top Commercial and Residential Builder have been recognised at Master Builders Regional Construction Awards for outstanding projects in Hepburn...

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Building Excellence in North East Victoria

Two of North Eastern Victoria’s best builders have been recognised for exceptional quality in construction Victoria’s peak building industry body.

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Spotlight on talented trade apprentice

The State’s best apprentice will be announced tonight as a crowd of over 600 attend the Master Builders Victorian Apprentice of the Year Awards at the Melbourne...

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eNews No 8, Thursday, May 14, 2009

Building Trends Survey - Don’t forget to fill out the June quarter Building Trends survey! The survey helps Master Builders serve your business better. To access...

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Builders welcome increased New Home Bonus

The increase to the State’s First Home Owner Bonus announced today will provide important stimulus to the first home builders’ market, says the Master Builders...

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Budget builds the future, but taxes the fringe

Investment in essential infrastructure projects and plans to modernise Victoria’s antiquated planning system announced in today’s State Budget will help boost...

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Government increases housing costs for future home buyers

The Federal Government’s poorly timed decision to introduce a mandatory Six Star energy efficiency standard on all new homes in Victoria will increase housing...

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Government increases housing costs for future home buyers

The Federal Government’s poorly timed decision to introduce a mandatory Six Star energy efficiency standard on all new homes in Victoria will increase housing...

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196,000 reasons to fast track community projects

State Government plans to fast-track five more community building projects worth $862 million would provide another ‘shot in the arm’ for Victoria’s builders...

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CoAG: Victorian home ownership at stake

Victorian builders have warned Premier Brumby to avoid signing-up to a Six Star energy efficiency standard for new housing at today’s Council of Australian Governments...

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Regional unemployment set to rise

The Association’s Building Trends member survey revealed 40.7 per cent of residential builders in regional Victoria expected their workforce numbers to decrease...

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Great Australian dream is slipping away

"When 50 per cent of adults declare that they were not confident of ever owning their own home, you know we have a serious housing affordability problem," said Mr Welch

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194,000 reasons to fast track community projects

Victoria’s peak building industry body, the Master Builders Association, says State Government plans to fast-track five more community building projects would...

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Victoria’s competitive advantage ‘wasting’ away

Victoria desperately needs a second soil waste disposal site as the cost of storing contaminated soil soars, affecting the viability of construction projects in...

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Wilcox agrees on strong cop to fix lawless culture

Responding to the release of the Wilcox Report, the Master Builders Association of Victoria today urged the Federal Government to keep its election commitment of...

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Environment report backs commonsense ahead of symbolism

The Master Builders Association of Victoria has welcomed the Victorian Competition and Efficiency Commission’s draft Report on environmental regulation in Victoria

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Master Builders calls for investment ahead of tax relief

Victoria’s peak building industry body, the Master Builders Association, has called on the State Government to prioritise investment

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Country builders beware – site theft on the rise

Victoria’s peak building industry body, the Master Builders Association, is concerned that residential building sites in regional Victoria are becoming more frequently...

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Builders welcome new bushfire building regs

Victoria’s peak building industry body, the Master Builders Association, is supporting the State Government’s introduction of new bushfire building regulations...

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Builders ready to run on social housing package

Victoria’s peak building industry body, the Master Builders Association, has had a strong response this week from builders keen to participate in the Federal Government’s...

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Stimulus package good for environment and economy

Victoria’s peak building industry body, the Master Builders Association, says the Federal Government’s stimulus package will boost construction activity and...

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Missed out on uni offer? Earn while you learn a trade

Victoria’s peak building body, the Master Builders Association, is encouraging all VCE graduates who missed out on university placement today to pursue a career...

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Drop in building work an opportunity for planning reform

Victoria’s peak building industry association says a big decline in building approvals in November 2008 presents an opportunity for improvements to Victoria’s...

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2008

World Toilet Day - Time to flush the old toilet policy

Today is World Toilet Day, and Victoria’s peak building industry body, the Master Builders Association, has called on the State Government to make dual flush cisterns...

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Building costs well-ahead of CPI

The Master Builders Association says the official inflation rate of 5 per cent announced today is concerning but does not reflect the skyrocketing costs facing builders.

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2007

When will we see the small print?

The ALP has again missed an opportunity to provide important detail on how the building industry watchdog

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Housing affordability should benefit from tax windfall

Victoria’s peak construction body, the Master Builders Association, believes the State government’s 2007-07 State Budget tax windfall, underpinned by increases...

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Master Builders Recognise Excellence in Housing

Victoria’s peak industry body today recognised the State’s best home builders for their exceptional quality construction, acknowledging one as Master Builder...

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Federal Government’s BCII Act responsible for drop in IR disputes

The Building Industry Comparative Report released today clearly demonstrates that Victoria’s building sector is vibrant, productive and efficient.

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Disadvantaged Big Winners In State Budget

Master Builders has welcomed the Bracks Government’s commitment to housing Victoria’s disadvantaged with the largest single State Government investment in social...

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Rental crisis reflects delays in council approval process

The worsening rental crisis in Melbourne points to a deficiency in Victoria’s planning permit process

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New rules in place for advertising or promotion of..

There are new laws on how domestic builders advertise and promote their business.

Review your online security and privacy practices

Consumer Affairs Victoria is urging Victorian businesses to ensure their cyber security is up-to-date and to review their.

Peter Sackett

Media and Communications Adviser 332 Albert Street East Melbourne VIC 3002 Phone: 0466 777 059 Email: psackett@mbav.com.au