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September 2020 - Building Bonus needs more time as well as money
The Building Bonus boost announced by the WA Government today will help to keep building activity buoyant and builders say the next step is to give the program more time.
Master Builders executive director John Gelavis welcomed the extra $30million funding for the successful program and said an extension would allow builders to meet the high demand.
September 2020 - Housing outlook improves as new build figures rise
Activity in the new build market is increasing in response to Federal and State Government stimulus, leading to revised forecasts for home commencements in Western Australia this year.
September 2020 - Quality shines in new Great Southern buildings
The top home winner in the 2020 Master Builders-Bankwest Building Excellence Awards for the Great Southern proves quality doesn’t have to come with a high price tag.
Regional awards judge Charlie Baggetta said the Best Country Home award went to Poett Building Co for a house in the Willyung area which was far from the most expensive among this year’s entries.
August 2020 - Stop copper theft on building sites
Copper theft has long been a problem on building sites and builders welcome WA Government moves to regulate sales of the metal.
Master Builders WA executive director John Gelavis said today’s announcement by Police Minister Michelle Roberts on plans for copper regulations to match gold and silver, followed by wider legislative reforms, came as a relief for builders.
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.
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.