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.

Tradies urged to batten down the hatches for holiday storms – and those on Santa’s naughty list

FOLLOWING a weather event with impacts likened to a category-one cyclone, tradies are moving to protect unattended worksites from the risk of damage – and prevent their materials and tools from becoming unintended weapons in wild weather.

17 December 2020

HomeBuilder extension arrives in the ‘Saint Nick’ of time

A SURGE in loans for new home construction during October confirms the HomeBuilder grant is not only doing its job, but that the extension is the best Christmas gift the industry could have received.

4 December 2020

State budget leaves commercial builders with blurred vision of the future

BUILDERS remain without a clear picture of the pipeline of work for the next four years, despite the Palaszczuk government confirming its planned $14.8B annual capital works spend in today’s State Budget.

1 December 2020

Sunshine state builders shine brightest with historic haul at national awards

IN WHAT has arguably been one of the toughest years in living memory, Queensland builders have brought home a quarter of the trophies at the 2020 Master Builders Australia National Excellence in Building & Construction Awards with a total of 14 wins – the highest number in state history.

30 November 2020

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

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