Master Builders Victoria (MBV) is hitting the road and meeting members face to face as it hosts a new Advisory Roadshow series of events across Victoria.

To kick off MBV’s 2022 Advisory Roadshow event series, our first of eight planned events was held last night (Wednesday, 6 April) in the Albury-Wodonga region.

Other Advisory Roadshow events will take place in regional Victoria and metropolitan Melbourne in coming months.

Nearly 70 local builders and tradespeople attended last night’s event at the Huon Hill Hotel, Wodonga, to hear from Master Builders team members and have their questions answered.

MBV Acting CEO Michaela Lihou said with supply chain issues and labour shortages continuing to impact the progress of building works across the state, it was important for MBV to meet regularly with its members to listen to their concerns.

“We know that many of our regional members are doing it tough, especially with supply chain shortages continuing to bite plus the escalating costs of key building materials such as timber and steel,” she said.

“Last night’s event in Wodonga was a chance for us to hear first-hand from our members about the situation on the ground and how supply chain shortages and material price increases are hampering their businesses.

“Our advisory roadshow included presentations delivered by MBV subject matter experts, providing important information and practical advice for the successful management of building and construction businesses.

“These presentations covered legal, occupational health and safety, employment and industrial relations advice and the latest updates on energy efficiency plus how members can access MBV support.

“The presentations were followed by a lively question and answer panel discussion where audience members had the opportunity to ask questions and engage directly with the panel.

“The night was a great success, and we look forward to visiting more of our regional and metro members in coming weeks.”

Ms Lihou said further advisory roadshows are planned in Geelong (April 12), South Melbourne (April 27), Ballarat (May 4), Preston (July 20), Bendigo (August 17), Gippsland (September 14) and Ringwood (October 19).