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  1. November 2020

    Builders cheer HomeBuilder extension 19/11/2020

    Master Builders WA welcomes the McGowan Government decision to use its discretionary authority to extend the Federal HomeBuilder construction timeframe, easing bottlenecks anticipated by the industry

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  2. New local jobs plan and pipeline to rebuild WA 19/11/2020

    Government projects are among the biggest and most important for the building industry so Master Builders welcomes Premier Mark McGowan’s announcement today of the 2020 WA Industry Participation Strategy and jobs pipeline.

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  3. October 2020

    Ritzy new buildings win top awards 31/10/2020

    The Towers and Ritz-Carlton development has triumphed in this years’ Master Builders-Bankwest Excellence in Construction Awards. The $500million Elizabeth Quay landmark including 379 apartments, 205 five-star hotel rooms, restaurants and commercial and retail space has won the state’s top construction award. Awards judge Glenn Smith said Probuild achieved an impressive level of skill throughout the complex and large-scale project.

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  4. Inspiring first Women Building Australia winners 31/10/2020

    Master Builders Western Australia has presented the first awards for women in the male-dominated construction industry to three impressive leaders. The inaugural Women Building Australia awards were introduced in three categories, judged on positive contributions to the industry through leadership, inclusion and commitment to excellence.

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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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