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.

Budget a mixed bag for building

MASTER BUILDERS has cautiously welcomed today’s Queensland Budget announcement, but warned it’s a mixed bag for the building industry.

12 June 2018

New homeowners wear double dipping

DISCOURAGING turnover of housing, preventing the ageing population from downsizing and distorting the choice between renting and buying - these are just a few of the impacts of the State Government’s double dipping on stamp duty.

8 June 2018

Waste tax to push up cost of building

THE reintroduction of a waste levy for Queensland will have a direct impact on householders.

1 June 2018

Infrastructure spending must deliver public buildings and jobs

MASTER BUILDERS welcomes the recently announced $45 billion in infrastructure spending over the coming four years, but warns that a significant proportion of the new funding must be earmarked for public sector buildings if the State Government is serious about job creation for the construction industry.

24 May 2018

Master Builders supports flammable cladding audit report

Master Builders supports the Non-conforming Building Products Audit Taskforce’s report and its recommendations released today.

22 May 2018

First home buyers may lose out

THERE is no denying the boost in the Queensland First Home Owners’ Grant (FHOG) to $20,000 has made it easier for first home buyers to enter the market – but it could all be about to come to an end.

17 May 2018

Jobs and key infrastructure projects falling by the wayside

HOSPITALS, schools and thousands of jobs – that’s what Queensland is missing out on.

10 May 2018

Rising material and labour costs putting builders under pressure

The growing cost of labour and materials has long been a constraint on Queensland building businesses.

8 May 2018

Connection woes increase building costs

TARDY electricity connections are causing project delays and budget blowouts for two out of three builders.

4 May 2018

Void of high rise to be filled by housing

HIGHRISE unit construction has undoubtedly met its heyday in Queensland but rising confidently from the shadows is another sector, fit and ready to fill the void.

15 March 2018

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