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January 2021 - Skyrocketing stats as building leads recovery
The latest building approvals data released for October has skyrocketed as the building and construction industry leads the COVID-19 recovery saving many jobs and helping the local economy.
Master Builders WA Executive Director John Gelavis said the skyrocketing 103.7% per cent increase for WA dwelling approvals for October 2020 compared to October 2019 and 98.2 per cent increase on the previous quarter demonstrates the state and commonwealth stimulus is having the desired results, which will lead to more local jobs, greater levels of home ownership and deliver a thriving local economy.
December 2020 - Builder Paula West improves construction diversity
The appointment of trailblazer Paula West to the Building and Construction Industry Training Board is a positive move towards diversity, says Master Builders WA executive director John Gelavis.
“Master Builders WA nominated Paula West to join the industry training board and we are delighted by her appointment,” Mr Gelavis said.
December 2020 - Rebuilding WA’s economy
Western Australia’s strong economic recovery validates the State Government’s focus on building homes and infrastructure, says Master Builders executive director John Gelavis.
“Today’s mid-year economic review justifies the State Government’s decision to support the building and construction industry to keep operating through COVID-19 and lead the way back to economic growth. I am delighted our industry has been able to repay the favour by supporting the WA recovery,” Mr Gelavis said.
November 2020 - National Master Builder of the Year title for WA
Probuild construction company has won top honours at the Master Builders Australia awards for the magnificent new Ritz-Carlton development.
A month after winning the title of best state project at the Master Builders WA construction awards, the $500 million Elizabeth Quay landmark followed up with two prestigious national prizes.
November 2020 - WA Builders applaud changes to HomeBuilder
Master Builders WA welcome the decision by the Commonwealth Government to extend the Federal HomeBuilder program.
“Master Builders has been calling for a HomeBuilder to be extended for months and this extension from the Federal Government comes after the WA Government used its discretionary powers to recently extend the construction commencement period.
November 2020 - Builders cheer HomeBuilder extension
Master Builders WA welcomes the McGowan Government decision to use its discretionary authority
to extend the Federal HomeBuilder construction timeframe, easing bottlenecks anticipated by the
November 2020 - New local jobs plan and pipeline to rebuild WA
Government projects are among the biggest and most important for the building industry so Master
Builders welcomes Premier Mark McGowan’s announcement today of the 2020 WA Industry
Participation Strategy and jobs pipeline.
October 2020 - Inspiring first Women Building Australia winners
Master Builders Western Australia has presented the first awards for women in the male-dominated construction industry to three impressive leaders.
The inaugural Women Building Australia awards were introduced in three categories, judged on positive contributions to the industry through leadership, inclusion and commitment to excellence.
October 2020 - Ritzy new buildings win top awards
The Towers and Ritz-Carlton development has triumphed in this years’ Master Builders-Bankwest Excellence in Construction Awards. The $500million Elizabeth Quay landmark including 379 apartments, 205 five-star hotel rooms, restaurants and commercial and retail space has won the state’s top construction award. Awards judge Glenn Smith said Probuild achieved an impressive level of skill throughout the complex and large-scale project
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.
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.