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April 2021 - WA Builders cheer HomeBuilder extension
Master Builders WA welcomed the announcement today of the extension of the HomeBuilder construction deadline.
Housing Minister Michael Sukkar and Treasurer Josh Frydenberg announced today an extension of the construction commencement deadline under the HomeBuilder program and now all HomeBuilder applicants will have 18 months to commence construction from the date the contract was signed.
March 2021 - Builders urge training after historic Labor win
Master Builders Association of WA (Master Builders) congratulates Premier, Mark McGowan and the WA Labor Government after an historic election victory on Saturday.
“Master Builders acknowledges the great Government support the building and construction industry has received in remaining operational during COVID-19, but also receiving significant stimulus, which has saved many small businesses across the state”, said John Gelavis, Executive Director of Master Builders, WA.
February 2021 - Builders reveal blueprint for economic recovery
Master Builders WA has released a five-point policy wish list ahead of the state election to help Western Australia build its way to economic growth.
Executive director John Gelavis said state and federal grants had set the building industry up to be a driving force in COVID-19 recovery but the sector depended on the next state government to minimise obstacles to success.
January 2021 - Construction Sites to continue through lockdown
Today’s announcement by the Premier to apply a 5 day lockdown in the Perth metropolitan area,Peel and the South-West regions is an important step to stop the spread of COVID-19. "After discussions with the Premiers office and Master Builders, I am pleased to confirm buildingand construction sites will continue to operate through the WA state lockdown, however masks must be worn at all times and practice good hygiene and social distancing"said John Gelavis,Executive Director of Master Builders Association of WA.
January 2021 - Master Builders President and new board elected
Master Builders WA welcomes new board members for 2021 under the leadership of re-elected President David Crothers, of Geraldton builder Crothers Construction, and newly elected Vice President Michael Van Dongen from Encon. Master Builders executive director John Gelavis said places on the board and councils were hotly contested this year from both metropolitan and regional WA, which showed strong member engagement and recognition of the successful work of the association during COVID-19.
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.
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.
2021 Master Builders-Bankwest Building Excellence Awards - MidwestBook Here
Entries for the 2021 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.
2021 Master Builders-Bankwest Building Excellence Awards - Great SouthernBook Here
The 2021 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.