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PLUMBING INDUSTRY LEADER APPOINTED TO VBA BOARD

Longstanding and highly respected plumbing and fire protection industry leader Carmel Coate has been appointed a Commissioner of the Victorian Building Authority (VBA) Board.

In announcing Ms Coate’s appointment, VBA Chief Commissioner Dr Owen Donald, said the new Commissioner brought extensive experience in the plumbing sector to the role, having been National Executive Director of […]

MESSAGE FROM THE CEO

As I mentioned earlier, next week will see a number of outspoken and committed AIB members meet in Canberra to craft a long overdue and new Strategic Plan for the Australian Institute of Building. This will set a roadmap for us over the next couple of years which will address new opportunities both from a […]

BUILDING MINISTERS’ FORUM

The third Building Ministers’ Forum (BMF) for 2017 held in Brisbane on Friday, 6 October 2017, continued to drive decisive action on potentially hazardous aluminium cladding and other efforts to improve the compliance and safety of Australian buildings.

BMF Ministers recognise the public safety concern and clear risk arising around the use of cladding that […]

CONSTRUCTION COMPANY FINED OVER WORKER’S SPINAL INJURIES (NSW)

A Sydney construction company has been fined $300,000 for failing to properly manage a faulty gate which fell on a worker, fracturing her lower spine and pelvis, Minister for Better Regulation Matt Kean said.

It is the third time SafeWork NSW has prosecuted Ceerose Pty Ltd for failures in workplace safety, including one incident which […]

LATEST ACIF FORECASTS RELEASED

Construction Industry Leaders Forecast a Healthy Recovery in Non-Residential Building Activity

The latest industry forecasts to be released today by the Australian Construction Industry Forum (ACIF) foreshadow that the decline in the work done in the building and construction industries will slow over the next three years, with an upswing predicted from 2019-20. After some […]

MESSAGE FROM THE CEO

At the most recent meeting of National Council – last Thursday (26/10) it was agreed that the organisation would embark on the development of a new Strategic Plan. I am sure you would agree that most organisations cannot rely with any great confidence in forward planning without a Strategic Plan.

Later this month, a Taskforce […]

NEW INFRASTRUCTURE PRIORITY INITIATIVES FOR SOUTH AUSTRALIA’S FUTURE (SA)

Major public transport projects, metropolitan and regional road projects, and a large-scale expansion of Australia’s first GigCity network top the State Labor Government’s 2017 Infrastructure Australia submission.

Infrastructure Australia – the Federal agency which prioritises national infrastructure projects – is preparing to publish a new Infrastructure Priority List in February next year.

The projects nominated […]

WORKS START ON CONSTRUCTION OF DAMS IN APY LANDS

Joint Media Statement 17 January 2017

Works start on construction of dams in APY Lands

Two new dams will be built as part of the APY Lands Main Access Road Upgrade project Water from the dams will be used during the second stage of construction works between Double Tank and Mimili The upgrade will also […]

ABCC RESTORED AND NON-CODE COMPLIANT ENTERPRISE AGREEMENTS CAN CONTINUE TO TENDER FOR GOVERNMENT WORK UP TO NOVEMBER 2018

Employment &  Work Place News Flash

McKays Solicitors

The Senate has passed the Government’s legislation to re-establish the Australian Building and Construction Commission (ABCC). Having done so, businesses within the construction industry should review their contractual arrangements with contractors and subcontractors, and any current enterprise agreements.

The two Bills, the Building and Construction Industry (Improving […]

BUILDING MINISTERS’ FORUM

14 December 2016 Communiqué

The Building Ministers’ Forum (BMF) met in Perth on 14 December 2016 and agreed on a range of significant measures that will benefit the Australian building, plumbing and construction industry and the wider Australian community. The BMF endorsed the implementation of a package of measures to address the health and safety […]