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.

Industry forced to close its books to new home buyers as HomeBuilder deadline looms large

BUILDERS are being forced to turn away potential new home buyers clamouring to take advantage of HomeBuilder, with D-Day for the $25,000 grant fast approaching.

24 November 2020

Builders and buyers hungry for HomeBuilder extension as grant continues to feed demand

THE LATEST regional building approvals figures confirm HomeBuilder is continuing to feed demand for new homes – but builders and buyers are still being starved of an extension to the grant, vital to bolstering the industry into 2021.

11 November 2020

Palaszczuk government can’t afford to down tools when it comes to rebuilding Queensland

WITH Queensland’s leadership confirmed for the next four years, it’s time to get back to business, with a focus on giving the building industry the tools it needs to drive Queensland’s post-COVID economic recovery.

4 November 2020

Next state government must hand us the tools to rebuild post-COVID economy

THE BUILDING sector is ranked among the top three to lead Australia’s post-COVID economic recovery – but just days out from the Queensland election, neither of the major parties has delivered a solid commitment to help the industry get the job done.

28 October 2020

Queensland punches above its weight with outstanding homes and projects

QUEENSLAND’S tallest building, a coastal mansion nestled in the sand dunes and a Brisbane home that pushes the boundaries of affordability have taken out the top gongs at this year’s Master Builders Queensland Housing & Construction Awards.

23 October 2020

Queensland Government needs to kick a goal for commercial construction, after Federal Budget misses the mark

The construction industry has welcomed the apprentice wage subsidy and extension of the First Home Owner’s Loan Deposit scheme delivered in the Federal budget. However, the Queensland commercial construction sector largely missed out in the big cash splash on infrastructure.

8 October 2020

Approvals shine spotlight on commercial sector plight

The latest ABS Building Approvals tell us that government stimulus measures are working for the residential sector; but highlight the unnerving plight of the commercial sector.

1 October 2020

Builders have the numbers that really count this QLD Election

WITH one in ten Queensland workers in building and construction, contributing $26 billion to the economy, the industry has the numbers the next state government simply can’t ignore.

22 September 2020

Fix to HomeBuilder glitch set to open building industry

BUILDERS have been buoyed by the announcement the HomeBuilder pre-approval process is now live, breathing life into the industry as it continues to stave off the economic effects of the coronavirus pandemic.

17 September 2020

Building on the up, but not out of the woods yet

QUEENSLAND’S regional dwelling approvals for July have delivered mixed news for the state’s building industry.

9 September 2020

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