Have your say on reform of Australia's measurement laws

  • April 15, 2021
  • FENCiT
The National Measurement Institute (NMI) is seeking input on the future direction of Australia’s measurement laws. NMI CEO and Australia’s Chief Metrologist, Bruce Warrington, invites Australians to provide feedback on...

Construction industry hits record high in March 2021

  • April 7, 2021
  • FENCiT
The Australian Industry Group/Housing Industry Association Australian Performance of Construction Index (Australian PCI®) climbed by 4.4 points to 61.8 in March 2021, delivering the strongest monthly result in the index's...

Record month for detached building approvals will guarantee jobs

  • April 1, 2021
  • FENCiT
“Detached building approvals in February (2021) reached their highest level on record since the ABS began the series in 1983,” stated HIA Chief Economist, Tim Reardon. “HomeBuilder has driven strong...

Collaboration is key for Wiradjuri garden project

  • March 18, 2021
  • FENCiT
Dubbo Regional Council (DRC) has partnered with the NSW Government to transform 1.2 hectares of land within Elizabeth Park, Dubbo, into a culturally significant garden. The Wiradjuri Garden will add...

Strong market confidence carries new home sales into 2021

  • March 12, 2021
  • FENCiT
“New Home Sales increased in February 2021 to be 1.7 per cent higher than February last year (2020), prior to the impact of COVID restrictions on new home sales,” stated...

Strengthening apprentice support will strengthen economy

  • March 9, 2021
  • FENCiT
“Today’s (March 9 2021) announcement from the Australian Government to extend the Boosting Apprenticeship Commencements subsidy by injecting a further $1.2 billion is a welcome response to HIA’s call to...

Extension of apprenticeship program provides welcome support to youth labour…

  • March 9, 2021
  • FENCiT
"The Federal Government's extension of the Boosting Apprenticeship Commencements program will provide further welcome support to the youth labour market which has been most adversely impacted by COVID-19," Innes Willox,...

Construction industry recovery continues in February 2021

  • March 3, 2021
  • FENCiT
The Australian Industry Group/Housing Industry Association Australian Performance of Construction Index (Australian PCI®) eased slightly by 0.2 points to 57.4 in February (2021), continuing the recovery seen in late 2020...

Detached building approvals remain elevated in January

  • March 2, 2021
  • FENCiT
“ABS data for detached building approvals fell slightly in January (2021) but remained well above historical levels,” stated HIA Economist, Angela Lillicrap. “Narrowly behind December (2020), the strong result in...