Leading Australian energy infrastructure business, APA Group, welcomes the release of the NSW Government’s Hydrogen Strategy.
With South Australia’s construction industry booming and hungry for additional apprentices, an all-female Try A Trade program is being held at TAFE SA’s Tonsley Campus to give participants the chance to explore trades traditionally dominated by males.
“Today’s (October 13 2021) data from the Australian Bureau of Statistics confirms the size of the HomeBuilder boom, with more detached house commencements than in any previous quarter or year on record,” stated HIA Economist Tom Devitt.
Labor’s Buy Australian Plan proposes to grow small to mid-sized Australian construction businesses through changes to government buying practices to “maximise opportunities for Aussie businesses in major infrastructure projects,” but the plan fails to recognise that these projects are already largely built by Australian contractors and Australian workers supported by Australian suppliers.
Up to 60,000 tonnes of softwood logs will start to be shipped off Kangaroo Island to support South Australia’s forestry sector and booming housing construction industry, with applications to the Construction Softwood Transport Assistance Program (CSTAP) now open.
The Australian Industry Group/Housing Industry Association Australian Performance of Construction Index (Australian PCI®) improved by 14.9 points to 53.3 in September, indicating a return to modest expansion in activity across the construction sector (readings above 50 indicate expansion in activity, with higher results indicating a stronger pace of expansion).
The Prime Minister’s announcement of the Federal Government’s $15 million investment to alleviate the acute timber shortage will safeguard the viability of builder and tradie businesses around the country.
The Victorian Government is delivering the largest ever investment in housing across regional Victoria, ensuring those who need it most have a safe and secure place to call home in their local community.
The Victorian Government is ramping up delivery of the landmark Big Housing Build, with the first allocation of funds to community housing projects that will create thousands of new homes and jobs across Victoria.
With a major source of transmission in Victoria’s latest outbreak now linked to construction sites, a massive compliance blitz is starting to ensure the sector remains open and COVIDSafe.