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October 2020 - Premier boots builder boost goal in grand final week
Premier Mark McGowan’s announcement today to extend the construction period for the highly successful Building Bonus stimulus by six months has not only kicked a goal but delivered a best on ground performance in AFL grand final week for all West Australians.
October 2020 - Builders back best on ground State Budget
Following the Federal Budget where the building and construction industry was front and centre, the State Budget followed suit backing the $24b WA building and construction sector by investing heavily in the construction of transport infrastructure, healthcare, education, housing, social housing, community facilities and maintenance work, which will create jobs and economic activity.
October 2020 - Celebrating the best of the Mid West
The Kalbarri Skywalk visitor services and a coastal home at Jurien Bay are highlights of this year’s Master Builders-Bankwest Building Excellence Awards for the Mid West region.
Judges travelled 2500km across the region from Geraldton to Carnarvon and through wildflower country such as Three Springs and Mingenew to see the best new building projects.
September 2020 - Builders welcome commitment to training
Master Builders welcomes today’s election commitment from the Liberal Party to promote opportunities for young people in the building and construction sector.
“Apprentices are the key to a sustainable future workforce. Greater investment in skills, mentoring and training support is essential to satisfy the growing demand for construction and trade skills and to avoid the labour shortages seen in past growth cycles,” executive director John Gelavis said.
September 2020 - Builders support security of payment reform
Reforms to ensure payment protection for all construction workers are supported by Master Builders WA but changes should be phased in to give builders time to adjust to new obligations.
“Everyone in the building contract chain should be paid for their work in full and on time,” Master Builders WA executive director John Gelavis said.
September 2020 - Building Bonus needs more time as well as money
The Building Bonus boost announced by the WA Government today will help to keep building activity buoyant and builders say the next step is to give the program more time.
Master Builders executive director John Gelavis welcomed the extra $30million funding for the successful program and said an extension would allow builders to meet the high demand.
September 2020 - Housing outlook improves as new build figures rise
Activity in the new build market is increasing in response to Federal and State Government stimulus, leading to revised forecasts for home commencements in Western Australia this year.
September 2020 - Quality shines in new Great Southern buildings
The top home winner in the 2020 Master Builders-Bankwest Building Excellence Awards for the Great Southern proves quality doesn’t have to come with a high price tag.
Regional awards judge Charlie Baggetta said the Best Country Home award went to Poett Building Co for a house in the Willyung area which was far from the most expensive among this year’s entries.
August 2020 - Stop copper theft on building sites
Copper theft has long been a problem on building sites and builders welcome WA Government moves to regulate sales of the metal.
Master Builders WA executive director John Gelavis said today’s announcement by Police Minister Michelle Roberts on plans for copper regulations to match gold and silver, followed by wider legislative reforms, came as a relief for builders.
Apprentice of the Year Awards - Nominations open nowBook Here
Do you employ or hire an outstanding apprentice?
Nominations are now open for the 2020 Apprentice of the Year awards. Nominating is free, all it costs is your time to fill in the online form. Applicants are assessed on their overall standard of achievement and potential. Many of our past winners have become successful contractors and builders today, who have gone on to win other Master Builders’ Awards.
Ric New Medal and Ric New Rising Star - Nominations open nowBook Here
Do you know a high achieving individual aged under 40?
If yes, nominate them for the Ric New Medal for Excellence (under 40 years of age) or the Ric New Rising Star Award (under 30 years of age). These prestigious awards recognise young individuals who show innovation, creative thinking, outstanding potential, work ethic and contribution to the building and construction industry throughout Western Australia. The awards are supported by Midland Brick and named after its founder, Ric New.
2020 Master Builders-Bankwest Building Excellence Awards - MidwestBook Here
Entries for the 2020 Master Builders-Bankwest Building Excellence Awards for the Midwest region are open. These awards recognise the outstanding quality of workmanship produced by residential and commercial builders in the region. An award is a great way for a builder or tradesperson to prove the high standards of their workmanship to potential clients.
2020 Master Builders-Bankwest Building Excellence Awards - Great SouthernBook Here
The 2020 Master Builders-Bankwest Building Excellence Awards for the Great Southern region are now open for entry. These awards recognise the outstanding quality of workmanship produced by residential and commercial builders and are the most prestigious awards open to all builders in the Great Southern region.
Ride Against Suicide - Donation page still openBook Here
The donation page for our Ride Against Suicide event remains open and we encourage you to continue to share with your mates to support the MATES in Construction effort to raise funds against suicide. We thank everyone for their understanding and ongoing support during this time and will be in contact once we have a new date for the ride confirmed.