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Master Builders operates under the direction of its Board, the councils and committees to provide governance and develop policy on industry issues.

The Association has grown to become the pre-eminent industry voice, recognised for its advocacy and strong lobbying influence.


Policies We’re Working On

Construction Council Advocacy:

Three High Priority Policy Groupings

  1. Security of Payment
    • Project Bank Accounts
    • Construction Contracts Act
    • Industry Advisory Group
    • Builders Licencing
  2. Non-conforming Products
  3. Safety Legislation Reforms
    • OSH Penalties
    • 2019 WHS legislation reforms
    • Industrial manslaughter penalties
    • Union right of entry


Housing Council Advocacy:

  1. Two high priority policy groupings
    • Standard governance policies (Consultation, Advocacy and Lobbying policy (HCP1 and HCP2)
  2. Regulatory reform:
    • Housing Affordability
    • Housing Indemnity
    • Privatisation of Planning
    • Private certification of regulatory planning services
    • In time, further private certification of building regulatory services
    • Greater consistency of technical matters including key civil engineering requirements
    • Unified electronic lodgement and processing for all building related permits
    • Unified electronic lodgement and processing for all residential class planning applications
  3. Bushfire prone areas:
    • Housing Affordability
    • Identity and lobby the most valuable and appropriate improvements to the applicable legislation
    • To assist our membership base with continued training and education


National Advocacy:

  1. Safe and productive workplaces
  2. Jobs and skills for the future
  3. Affordable Housing
  4. Economic settings for stability and growth
  5. infrastructure and investment
  6. More small business and less read tape
  7. Policy submissions
  8. Federal Budget

To read more visit – National Advocacy Agenda