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.

Use local and support a struggling building industry

NORTH QUEENSLAND building approvals are amongst the worst in the state and highlight the need for insurers to use local contractors when rebuilding after the recent flood disaster.

14 February 2019

Regional building approvals lowest on record

A GRIM year is forecast for much of Queensland after the latest figures from the Australian Bureau of Statistics reveal building approvals have dropped again, with the green shoots of recovery seen during 2018 officially gone.

12 February 2019

Falling building numbers a sign of tough year ahead

A CHALLENGING year is the forecast for building and construction in 2019, with the latest Australian Bureau of Statistics revealing a 2.1 per cent drop in building approvals as 2018 drew to a close.

22 January 2019

Drop the gloom and let our regions boom

NEWLY released data paints a gloomy picture of the situation faced by regional Queensland communities as building approvals drop 6.9 per cent in 12 months.

12 December 2018

Queensland builders win big at National Awards

THE BEST of Queensland building and construction was on display at the 2018 Master Builders National Excellence in Building and Construction Awards in Adelaide on the weekend.

26 November 2018

Waste levy increase to hit first home buyers hard

THE QUEENSLAND Government’s waste levy announcement is another cost for building and will directly impact new home builders in regional Queensland.

20 November 2018

Regional Queensland bears brunt of falling building numbers

THINGS are going from bad to worse for regional Queensland as the latest Australian Bureau of Statistics reveal another fall in building approvals across the state.

8 November 2018

End of Boost brings dark days for Regional Queensland

REGIONAL builders say demand for new homes is waning as the loss of the $5K Boost to the First Home Owners’ Grant pushes home ownership out of reach.

8 November 2018

Regional Queensland hit hard by rising unemployment

WORSENING unemployment rates in parts of regional Queensland confirm the need to bring back the boost to the First Home Owners’ Grant.

31 October 2018

Industry struggles amid changes to First Home Owners’ Grant

REGIONAL BUILDING approval figures released recently by the Australian Bureau of Statistics, back our call to bring back the boost to the First Home Owners’ Grant.

16 October 2018

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