“Changes to the Australian Government’s First Home Loan Deposit Scheme, applying exclusively to those purchasing a new home or apartment, will support jobs in the residential building industry,” said Graham Wolfe, Managing Director, Housing Industry Association.
Road safety and regional jobs in south-central Western Australia will get a boost, with Highway Construction named as the preferred proponent to upgrade the Coolgardie-Esperance Highway.
NSW’s peak local government body has reiterated the vital importance of State contracts that pay for local NSW council trained professionals to perform road maintenance on State roads after the NSW Government sought expressions of interest from private sector operators.
The Bunbury Outer Ring Road project is a step closer with the major construction contract signed, unlocking thousands of local jobs and economic benefits.
The Australian Constructors Association (ACA) has launched a ground-breaking Australian Construction Industry Charter to spearhead much-needed industry reform to help ensure stimulus projects are delivered efficiently and their benefits shared and maximised.
Disaster recovery assistance has been extended to the Central Coast and Wingecarribee Local Government Areas in response to severe storms and floods that occurred in late July.
The Australian Industry Group/Housing Industry Association Australian Performance of Construction Index (Australian PCI®) improved by 7.3 points to 45.2 in September 2020, indicating a slower pace of contraction compared to August (readings below 50 points indicate contraction in activity, with lower results indicating a faster rate of contraction).
“Ai Group welcomes the Federal Government’s announcement of wage subsidies for up to 100,000 new apprentices and trainees. This announcement is line with Ai Group’s call to extensively support the commencement of new apprentice and trainees by providing subsidies to employers,” Innes Willox Chief Executive of the national employer association Ai Group said.
Communities from the Torres Strait to the Gold Coast will benefit from an almost $9.6 million investment in projects to improve local disaster resilience and risk reduction.
October is National Safe Work Month and Safe Work Australia is reminding Australians of the importance of work health and safety as we face the ongoing challenge of COVID-19.