Members may recall the Victorian government’s commencement of the Small Business Regulation Review of the construction sector in 2018 to determine ways to reduce regulatory burden for small businesses in the construction sector.

Master Builders Victoria provided a submission to the review at the time, to highlight key red-tape issues among members, with information informed by our sector committees. Master Builders, along with other industry stakeholders and key regulators, also attended a number of workshops conducted by the review team to identify and determine ways to address these issues.

The government recently introduced reforms on the back of feedback from Master Builders and other industry voices to alleviate red tape for small building and construction businesses. Key reforms include:

  • Small Business Engagement Charters to facilitate better interaction between regulators
  • More targeted regulatory information for small businesses
  • Online profile tool for businesses to prevent businesses from providing information more than once to regulators.

The reforms are outlined in the government’s action statement for the construction sector: ‘Making it easier to do business in Victoria.’ This was launched on Monday 19 August 2019 by the Minister for Small Business, the Hon. Adem Somyurek, at Master Builders’ Building Leadership Simulation Centre in South Melbourne.

Click here to access the government’s ‘Making it easier to do business in Victoria’ action statement for the construction sector.

Click here to see photos of the report’s launch at the Building Leadership Simulation Centre.

Click here to access Master Builders’ 2018 submission to the review.