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Apprentice awards keep trade skills alive
The fall in apprentice numbers in recent years has sparked concerns about a future skills crisis but Master Builders WA is resisting the decline by championing the skills of the next generation.
Master Builders Apprentice of the Year awards celebrate new talent in the industry and are open to trainees in construction trades such as plumbing, carpentry, bricklaying and electrical work.
Payroll tax cuts are a gift for builders
More than 90 per cent of Western Australia’s building businesses are small and family owned so reducing the payroll tax burden for these employers will bring them welcome relief during the ongoing construction industry decline.
Builders hope for opportunities in Perth City Deal
Talks between the Federal and State Governments to strike a Perth City Deal have been welcomed by Master Builders WA as a lifeline for the struggling construction industry.
Master Builders Executive Director John Gelavis said the deal would put focus on the important areas of housing, infrastructure and jobs.
Builders welcome stamp duty breaks
The stamp duty relief for new apartment buyers announced by the WA Government today has been welcomed by the Master Builders Association of Western Australia.
Executive Director John Gelavis said the tax break would remove a major obstacle for buyers and promote multi-storey apartment construction.
Mid West builders put skill and creativity on display
Builders in the Geraldton region are defying the industry downturn by showing impressively high standards of quality and innovation at the regional building awards.
Judges of the 2019 Master Builders-Bankwest Building Excellence Awards, presented at Geraldton Grammar School on October 12, said anyone looking to build an original and top-class home in the Mid West region was spoilt for choice.
Builders support efforts to crank up housing sector
Wider access to Keystart loans and the State Government’s new Opening Doors advertising campaign will help builders survive the housing slump, says Master Builders WA Housing Director Jason Robertson.
Great Southern builders show innovation and style - 14 September 2019
A preconception-busting aged care centre and a unique bush home in Albany have won the top prizes in the 2019 Master Builders-Bankwest Building Excellence Awards for the Great Southern. The Best Country Home award went to a contemporary Scandinavian-inspired home created by architect, carpenter and registered builder Ascan Volckerts.
Builders Support Better Safety, not Bigger Penalties - 28 August 2019
Industrial manslaughter laws are not a proactive measure to improve safety and will not stop worker deaths. Construction Director Kim Richardson said the building industry cannot support the State Government’s move to introduce industrial manslaughter offences but does support boosting WorkSafe inspector numbers, as promoted by Master Builders in recent years.
Builders Support Planning Reforms - 28 August 2019
The new strategy to improve WA’s planning system announced by the State Government today has been praised by the building industry.
Master Builders Housing Director Jason Robertson said the Planning Reform Action Plan would simplify and modernise the system, cutting the delays which bedevil housing applications.
WA Building Figures - 28 August 2019
New building industry forecasts released today by Master Builders suggest Western Australia is beginning to recover.“There are signs the WA economy is slowly coming out of the tough years following the mining slump and moving in the right direction,” said Master Builders Executive Director John Gelavis.
WA builders welcome Perth City Deal - 9 August 2019
Master Builders Association of Western Australia welcomed today’s commitment by Federal Minister for Population, Cities and Urban Infrastructure Alan Tudge to inject more energy into the Perth City Deal. Welcoming the vision for Perth set out by the Minister at the Master Builder’s CEO Lunch, there’s absolutely no doubt that Perth can put Melbourne and Sydney in the shade with a reinvigorated and reimagined City Deal if all levels of government work together.
Builders see light at end of the tunnel in Metronet - 5 August 2019
Builders suffering a prolonged industry slump are hoping the McGowan Government’s announcement of the route and station locations for the Morley-Ellenbrook Line is a light at the end of the tunnel. The announcement by the McGowan Government will provide welcome and much-needed transport improvements to current and future residents. Importantly, it also signals job creation in due course for the building and construction industry, with a multitude of new residences to accommodate the growing population.
Apprentice of the Year Awards - Tickets on Sale NowBook Here
Book a table for the Apprentice of the Year Awards and support both apprentices and young achievers in the WA building and construction industry. Booking close COB Friday 18 October 2019.
National Safe Work MonthBook Here
October is National Safe Work Month. Master Builders WA, encourages employers and workers to participate and raise awareness about work health and safety. Check out what we have on offer for safety.
Master Builders-Bankwest Midwest Building Excellence AwardsBook Here
Celebrate the best of the Mid West region at the Bankwest Midwest Building Excellence Awards held at Geraldton Grammar School. Book tickets by the 04th October 2019.
Diploma of Building and ConstructionBook Here
Looking to take the next step on your career? Enrol in the upcoming 3 October Perth intake for CPC50210 Diploma of Building and Construction (Building).
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