Master Builders Victoria (MBV) met members face to face in Geelong last night (April 12) as it hosted the second of its Advisory Roadshow events across Victoria.

Other Advisory Roadshow events will occur in regional Victoria and metropolitan Melbourne in the coming months as MBV travels across our great state to hear what’s on the minds of our members.

50 local builders and tradespeople attended the event at Rydges Geelong to hear from Master Builders team members and have their questions answered.

MBV Acting CEO Saeed Mirbagher 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 in person.

“Supply shortages are one of the most pressing issues facing the building and construction industry, and we expect to hear first-hand tonight about the situation in Geelong and South-West Victoria,” he said.

“We continue to encourage consumers to be kind and patient with builders during these unprecedented times.

“We need to protect consumers by protecting our builders.”

Mr Mirbagher said the Advisory Roadshow include presentations from MBV subject matter experts, providing important information and practical advice to members.

“MBV is committed to our continued proactive engagement with our members, providing expert advice on legal matters, OH&S, employment and industry relations advice, the latest updates on energy efficiency – and of course how our members can access MBV support when needed,” he said.

“Through these events, we also provide insight and advice on critical industry challenges such as supply chain issues and skill shortages - as well as providing networking opportunities to grow strong industry relationships, both at a local and state-wide level.

“We look forward to visiting more of our regional and city-based members in the coming weeks as the MBV Advisory Roadshow travels to every corner of Victoria.”

Mr Mirbagher said further advisory roadshows were planned in South Melbourne (April 27), Ballarat (May 4), Preston (July 20), Bendigo (August 17), Traralgon (September 14) and Ringwood (October 19).