Media release from Master Builders Victoria regarding recent positive COVID-19 cases in building and construction industry

Master Builders Victoria (MBV) can confirm that there have been some cases of COVID-19 emerge in Victoria’s building and construction industry. 

Each case is being efficiently managed, consistent with the sector’s COVID-19 Industry Guidelines that were implemented at the start of the pandemic.

MBV CEO Rebecca Casson said a construction project in Box Hill has seen a significant outbreak, where at present, 20 trade sub-contractors have tested positive.

Building and construction underpins further GDP gain during June 2021 quarter

Victoria’s economy grew by 1.4 per cent during the June 2021 quarter, a little stronger than expected by market watchers.

In contrast, Australia’s economy grew by just 0.7 per cent during the June 2021 quarter.

Compared with a year earlier, State Final Demand (SFD) in Victoria was up by a whopping 10.5 per cent.

Incolink on site asymptomatic testing

Incolink, in partnership with MBV, and others, is working with head contractors to bring on-site testing to areas of concern.    

Voluntary asymptomatic testing means anyone can get tested.  

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Appointment of Wayne Swan as new Cbus Chair

At its meeting on Monday, the Board of United Super Pty Ltd (“Cbus”) approved the appointment of Wayne Swan as an Independent Director and Chair of the Cbus Board for a term of three years, effective 1 January 2022.  

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Master Builders Victoria expresses extreme disappointment at tougher restrictions for building and construction industry in metropolitan Melbourne

Master Builders Victoria (MBV) has expressed extreme disappointment at the increased restrictions imposed on the State’s building and construction industry for the next two weeks, despite the sector recording just six positive COVID-19 cases this year.

In response to the current trajectory of COVID-19 positive numbers and unlinked cases of community transmission, the Victorian Government has extended the current lockdown restrictions for a further two weeks to midnight 2 September 2021.

Multiplex planning to engage with local community over provision of materials and resources for proposed Centre for National Resilience at Mickleham

Following a Government community consultation session, Master Builders Victoria (MBV) has commended Multiplex for engaging with the local community as work commences on a new 1000-bed Centre for National Resilience at Mickleham.

While up to 80 per cent of the portable buildings used to house newly arrived travellers in quarantine will be prefabricated off site, Multiplex is keen to source building materials for the project from the local area where possible.

Master Builders Victoria names top project in state’s North West

Master Builders Victoria is excited to announce the 2021 Master Builders Victoria North West Regional Building Awards Commercial Winner and showcase the exceptional achievements of our Commercial Regional Master Builders Members. 

The North West Regional Commercial Builder of the Year was awarded to Bourke Builders for the Colbinabbin Country Hotel project. 

Bourke Builders also took out the Excellence in Construction of Commercial Buildings under $1M award for this exciting project.

Master Builders Victoria names top projects in state’s North East

Master Builders Victoria is thrilled to announce the 2021 Master Builders Victoria North East Regional Building Awards Commercial Winners and showcase the brilliant accomplishments of our Commercial Regional Master Builders Members. 

The North East Regional Commercial Builder of the Year was awarded to Colin Joss & Co Ltd T/A Joss Construction for the Department of Defence, Joint Health Command Garrison Facilities Upgrade Project, Albury Wodonga Health Centre, at Albury. 

Master Builders Victoria names top projects in state’s South West

Master Builders Victoria is excited to announce the 2021 Master Builders Victoria South West Regional Building Awards Commercial Winners and showcase the excellent achievements of our Commercial Regional Master Builders Members. 

The South West Regional Commercial Builder of the Year was awarded to Rendine Constructions Pty Ltd for the Marcus Oldham College Learning Centre at Waurn Ponds. 

Master Builders Victoria says HomeBuilder-supported work starting to wane but momentum spurs growth in Victorian home renovation market

Official results out this week reveal that the forward pipeline of HomeBuilder-supported work is starting to wane, however, the momentum generated by the scheme appears to have set off a new round of growth in the Victorian home renovations market.

Activity related to housing investors and higher density home building has also started to expand strongly.

Master Builders Victoria CEO Rebecca Casson said there are increasing signs that the HomeBuilder sugar hit is starting to fade with a 2 per cent drop in approvals for new detached houses in Victoria during June 2021.

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