MASTER BUILDERS PUSH FOR INDUSTRY REFORM

Written on the 20 June 2013

MASTER BUILDERS PUSH FOR INDUSTRY REFORM

MASTER Builders Queensland has put pressure on the state government to rebuild consumer and business confidence in Queensland’s building and construction industry with recommended policy reforms announced today.

Director of housing policy Paul Bidwell (pictured) says the six point plan, outlined in the Master Builders Policy and Advocacy Agenda 2013-14, would ensure the industry is well-positioned over the next 12 months as activity levels begin to return to pre-GFC levels.

“Low levels of demand, the availability and cost of finances, and town planning requirements and infrastructure charges have been the major constraints facing the industry in recent years,” says Bidwell.

“The building and construction industry is still under enormous pressure, particularly in the commercial sector. While there are some signs of recovery in the residential sector, conditions remain shaky.”

The Policy and Advocacy Agenda 2013-14 released today outlines six key reforms including: reducing the cost of land; providing housing at affordable price points; improving the ability of contractors to manage their operations and legal liabilities, enhancing safety, productivity and efficiency of the industry, improving consumer confidence and developing skills and training.

The full agenda is available here.


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