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August 2020 - Builders ready to start school work
The WA Government today delivered a lesson in economic recovery by investing $492 million in education centre upgrades and builders are keen to begin their school work.
Master Builders WA executive director John Gelavis said builders approached the McGowan Government with a suggestion for statewide infrastructure projects in March and the roll out of WA Recovery Plan announcements showed the call had been heard.
July 2020 - Kimberley Recovery Plan supports builders
The $110.9 million Kimberley Recovery Plan gives assurance of continuing work for the building industry and will create jobs for local tradies and apprentices.
Master Builders WA executive director John Gelavis said the WA Government had listened to industry calls for investment in local infrastructure across the state.
July 2020 - Builders keen to get to work on WA Recovery Plan
The WA Recovery Plan is a confidence boost for the building industry and will help to keep tradies and apprentices employed.
Master Builders WA executive director John Gelavis said the $5.5 billion plan ticked a lot of boxes for revitalising the economy.
“Powering up government maintenance work is a great move to underpin confidence in the construction industry,” Mr Gelavis said.
July 2020 - Building approvals show COVID-19 starting to bite
The building approvals data released today shows the COVID-19 crisis is starting to impact residential building activity.
Master Builders WA Executive Director John Gelavis said the 8.9 per cent fall in dwelling approvals for May reinforced the need for the housing stimulus measures being implemented by the State and Federal Governments.
June 2020 - Online revolution for South West building awards
The coronavirus crisis put a halt to the South West building awards in March but the event has been triumphantly relaunched in a new, online format.
The tickets were sold, the trophies polished and new outfits hanging ready to be worn for the Master Builders-Bankwest Building Excellence Awards when gatherings were banned just days ahead of the gala affair on March 21.
June 2020 - $20m project hurdle will create more WA jobs
Property Council WA and Master Builders WA welcome the co-operative efforts of WA’s politicians who have joined forces to achieve historical planning reform.
Working together, a combination of MPs from the Government, Opposition and the crossbenches, agreed to lower the threshold for the State Government’s major projects fast-tracking planning initiative from $30 million to $20 million. In the regions, projects worth as little as $5 million can be fast-tracked under the scheme, which is designed to eliminate red-tape and generate job-creating projects.
June 2020 - State housing stimulus package a gamechanger
The McGowan Government’s housing stimulus package, including a building bonus and social housing economic recovery package, is a gamechanger that will turbocharge the residential and construction industry in WA. This is a massive lifeline for our embattled building sector and brings much-needed relief to the industry and the many small businesses within it.
“Today’s announcement follows a two and a half month advocacy campaign by Master Builders WA to save housing jobs and create much needed activity in the WA economy, so we are delighted the State Government has listened and acted,” Master Builders WA executive director John Gelavis said.
June 2020 - WA Builders applaud Federal HomeBuilder Scheme
The Morrison Government HomeBuilder scheme is a lifeline and brings much-needed relief to the Western Australian housing industry and the many small to medium businesses within it.
Master Builders WA executive director John Gelavis said the scheme followed a three-month advocacy campaign to save jobs and recharge building activity by the Master Builders movement.
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.