Master Builders strives to be the preferred commentator and information source for building and construction industry issues within Queensland. Faced with the challenges of communicating the complexities of the building and construction industry to the community and industry, we pride ourselves on consistently delivering a united voice on behalf of our members and the broader industry.

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Queensland housing more affordable

Published: 23 June 2017

Queensland housing is more affordable than its southern counterparts, QIC chief economist Dr Matthew Peter told Master Builders Economic Breakfast in Brisbane this morning.

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London fire: could it happen here?

Published: 15 June 2017

The tragic apartment fire in London yesterday has left many asking the question: Could it happen here?

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State Government budget needs to drive activity

Published: 13 June 2017

Master Builders today welcomed the State Government’s budget initiatives but cautioned that more work needed to be done to ensure a consistent and well-managed pipeline of building projects for Queensland.

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Government ambushes industry

Published: 19 May 2017

The building and construction industry has been ambushed by the State Government’s move to introduce a new offence of “negligence causing death.”

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Business confidence rises

Published: 5 May 2017

Things are looking up for the Queensland economy and building industry, with business confidence improving during the past year in a new annual Master Builders survey.

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Cairns building approvals stand out from the crowd

Published: 19 April 2017

Regional building approvals for February 2017 released by the Australian Bureau of Statistics earlier this month saw another spike in total building work approved.

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2016 dwelling commencements a record high

Published: 13 April 2017

New dwellings reached their highest peak with 48,000 new dwellings commenced in Queensland during 2016.  

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Don't DIY this Easter

Published: 12 April 2017

With the holiday break ahead of us, a few days off can seem like the perfect time to begin those DIY projects you have been putting off.

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Project Bank Accounts won't work on any level

Published: 11 April 2017

Project Bank Accounts are bad news for the building industry, and will hit consumers where it hurts most – in the back pocket.

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Women and diversity in building recognised

Published: 8 March 2017

With International Women’s Day being celebrated today, Master Builders is putting out the call for the best in Queensland’s female building industry and companies that practise diversity to enter the Master Builders 2017 Housing & Construction Awards.

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