Public sector construction - 6 September 2018
Master Builders and several kindred organisations are meeting with John Langoulant tomorrow to discuss his report on how the State Government can improve management of public sector construction projects.
Reserve Bank event in Perth - 6 September 2018
Master Builders Director Michael McLean attended the RBA Board dinner in Perth this week. The RBA Governor reported the 1.5 per cent cash rate has remained stable for more than two years. With 3 per cent growth forecast, declining unemployment and a strong global economy, the RBA is pleased with Australia’s economic performance.
Special Inquiry into Government Programs - 13 September 2018
Master Builders, AIA, AIB, Engineers Australia and Consult Australia met with John Langoulant last Friday to discuss the key findings from his 107 recommendations in his report. Langoulant’s report highlights the need to make public sector procurement much more accountable and professionally managed.
Fighting foreign investor tax - 13 September 2018
Master Builders corresponded this week with Legislative Council members on the foreign owner investment surcharge expected to come into effect 1 January 2019. The Bill is currently before Parliament.
Call for Metronet contractors - 20 September 2018
The McGowan Government has opened the tender process for the construction of two major Metronet projects, the Thornlie to Cockburn Link and the Yanchep Rail Extension. The work is expected to create 3000 jobs while building new rail infrastructure and urban living centres.
Sri Lankan construction association - 27 September 2018
Director Michael McLean met B L Ramanayake, CEO of the National Construction Association of Sri Lanka, in Colombo this week. The NCASL, formed in 1981, includes the 12 provincial construction associations in Sri Lanka. Major issues confronting the association are late payments from governments to builders, taxation and attracting young people to work in the industry.
Accessible housing - 27 September 2018
The Australian Building Codes Board (ABCB) has begun a new project to examine whether a minimum accessibility standard for housing should be included in the National Construction Code. Accessible housing is any housing that includes features to enable use by people either with a disability or transitioning through their life stages.
WAIPS start on Monday - 27 September 2018
The WA Industry Participation Strategy comes into operation on Monday, 1 October with requirements to submit participation plans at time of tender and complete reporting templates periodically during contracts.