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  1. May 2020

    WA Government cash saves building jobs 19/05/2020

    Master Builders WA says the WA Government’s decision to dip into funds for a $150million housing support package for tradies and builders has come at the perfect time. Executive Director John Gelavis said bringing forward the jobs stimulus which was due to start in July is the move Master Builders had been asking for in recent correspondence with the government.

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  2. New approach clears path for government work 18/05/2020

    Changes to procurement regimes for construction projects overseen by the WA Government are welcomed in as part of a push to modernise procurement processes for goods, services and works. Master Builders WA executive director John Gelavis congratulated Finance Minister Ben Wyatt on his resolve to cut red tape by introducing the Procurement Bill 2020 to Parliament and following up with the release of new guiding principles for managing government building projects.

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  3. Support the building sector for economic recovery 18/05/2020

    The Housing Industry Forecasting Group has released a new report revealing a sharp decline in residential dwelling commencements for Western Australia, with the number predicted to be at the lowest levels since 1982. Master Builders WA Executive Director John Gelavis said the figures showed the grim effects of COVID-19.

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  4. Residential builders are open for business 01/05/2020

    Master Builders Association of WA today launches a state advertising campaign to promote the housing industry and display homes and villages. Executive Director John Gelavis said the campaign aimed to reboot the building industry by encouraging potential home buyers to visit display homes now that restrictions have eased and move their plans forward

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  5. April 2020

    Builders welcome Covid-19 restrictions lifted on display homes 26/04/2020

    Today’s announcement by Premier Mark McGowan to ease restrictions on display homes to 10 at a time is wonderful news for the residential housing industry and the home buying public and is welcomed by Master Builders Association of WA.

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  6. Master Builders applaud construction support package 23/04/2020

    Master Builders applauds the State Government for supporting the young men and women within the building and construction sector, hosts and group training organisations by announcing a $24.5 million support package.

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  7. Master Builders WA welcomes announcement on NCC 2019 deferral 20/04/2020

    Master Builders WA welcomes todays announcement by the State Government of the deferral of the National Construction Code (NCC) 2019 for Western Australia.

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  8. Master Builders applauds Planning Minister 03/04/2020

    Master Builders welcomes the announcement today for amendments to planning and development regulations to assist the State during the current pandemic.“The amendments to planning regulations, giving the Planning Minister authority to temporarily override requirements and conditions with local planning schemes is warmly re ceived by industry,” according to Master Builders Housing Director Jason Robertson.

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  9. March 2020

    Local councils ease the strain on builders 31/03/2020

    Master Builders is calling for local councils across Western Australia to match the City of Stirling’s efforts to ease the pressure on businesses during the COVID-19 crisis. “Stirling has introduced several measures to assist businesses, the building industry and ultimately their residents during this unprecedented situation,” said Master Builders housing director Jason Robertson.

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  10. Construction work continues across the state 31/03/2020

    The State Government announcement that the construction industry will continue to operate despite intrastate travel restrictions is the declaration of support Master Builders has been seeking. “Coronavirus is a health crisis first but an economic one second. Master Builders thanks Premier Mark McGowan for giving the building and construction industry the clarification it needs to continue,” executive director John Gelavis said.

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