COMMERCIAL AND INDUSTRIAL NEWS AND ARTICLES

Construction industry contracts at slower pace in June 2020

  • July 3, 2020
  • FENCiT
The Australian Industry Group/Housing Industry Association Australian Performance of Construction Index (Australian PCI®) rose by 10.6 points to 35.5 in June (2020), indicating that business conditions remained negative across the...

Home Improvement Scheme supporting Territory jobs

  • July 2, 2020
  • FENCiT
Over 6258 Home Improvement Scheme Vouchers (HIS) have hit the construction sector equating to over $50 million in the value of approved works. With a good spread of works, numerous...

Trade & anti-dumping

  • July 2, 2020
  • FENCiT
Mark Vassella, BlueScope Managing Director and CEO, discusses how Australia needs to sharpen the focus on its anti-dumping regime if it wants to keep a domestic manufacturing sector as the...

GFG's GREENSTEEL transformation in Whyalla

  • July 1, 2020
  • FENCiT
GFG has announced its updated Whyalla GREENSTEEL Transformation Plan in a major milestone for the business, as it seeks to secure the long-term future of its South Australian based steelworks....

Building approvals data begin to reflect COVID-19 shock

  • July 1, 2020
  • FENCiT
“Building approvals in May (2020) fell by 16.4 per cent nationally as the impact of COVID-19 restrictions impeded the flow of new building projects to be undertaken”, stated HIA Economist...

Billion dollar boost to building and construction

  • June 26, 2020
  • FENCiT
The Victorian Government has paved the way for more than $1 billion worth of job-creating building projects to get started and help kickstart the economy. Victorian Treasurer Tim Pallas announced...

WA home building to recover in 2020/21

  • June 24, 2020
  • FENCiT
Western Australia’s home building sector will recover over the coming twelve months, according to a new forecast, said HIA WA Executive Director Cath Hart. “HIA’s new forecast shows a solid...

New Building and Development Certifiers Regulation 2020

  • June 18, 2020
  • FENCiT
The Building and Development Certifiers Regulation 2020 was finalised on 4 March 2020. The Building and Development Certifier Act 2018 and the new Regulation will both commence on 1 July...

Conventional gas framework needs broad support to work

  • June 17, 2020
  • FENCiT
As the Victorian parliament prepares to consider the Petroleum Amendment Bill, the Australian Industry Group has warned that decisions taken will shape whether the state faces another gas crunch in...

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