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  1. October 2020

    Premier boots builder boost goal in grand final week 20/10/2020

    Premier Mark McGowan’s announcement today to extend the construction period for the highly successful Building Bonus stimulus by six months has not only kicked a goal but delivered a best on ground performance in AFL grand final week for all West Australians.

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  2. Builders back best on ground State Budget 14/10/2020

    Following the Federal Budget where the building and construction industry was front and centre, the State Budget followed suit backing the $24b WA building and construction sector by investing heavily in the construction of transport infrastructure, healthcare, education, housing, social housing, community facilities and maintenance work, which will create jobs and economic activity.

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  3. Celebrating the best of the Mid West 14/10/2020

    The Kalbarri Skywalk visitor services and a coastal home at Jurien Bay are highlights of this year’s Master Builders-Bankwest Building Excellence Awards for the Mid West region. Judges travelled 2500km across the region from Geraldton to Carnarvon and through wildflower country such as Three Springs and Mingenew to see the best new building projects.

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  4. September 2020

    Builders welcome commitment to training 30/09/2020

    Master Builders welcomes today’s election commitment from the Liberal Party to promote opportunities for young people in the building and construction sector. “Apprentices are the key to a sustainable future workforce. Greater investment in skills, mentoring and training support is essential to satisfy the growing demand for construction and trade skills and to avoid the labour shortages seen in past growth cycles,” executive director John Gelavis said.

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  5. Builders support security of payment reform 23/09/2020

    Reforms to ensure payment protection for all construction workers are supported by Master Builders WA but changes should be phased in to give builders time to adjust to new obligations. “Everyone in the building contract chain should be paid for their work in full and on time,” Master Builders WA executive director John Gelavis said.

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  6. Building Bonus needs more time as well as money 15/09/2020

    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.

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  7. Housing outlook improves as new build figures rise 09/09/2020

    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.

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  8. Quality shines in new Great Southern buildings 07/09/2020

    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.

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  9. Stop copper theft on building sites 01/09/2020

    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.

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  10. August 2020

    Builders ready to start school work 03/08/2020

    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.

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