More Funding for Asbestos Safety Agency


Master Builders commends the announcement made today by the Minister for Workplace Relations, Hon Bill Shorten, of additional funding of $6.4 million for the Asbestos Safety and Eradication Agency. Master Builders supports the introduction of best practice for asbestos management, control and removal. Currently, 600 Australians are diagnosed with mesothelioma every year. The number of…

Becoming a Certified Building Inspector


Growing up we all had our share of dream jobs, from being an astronaut to a cowboy, our imaginations knew no bounds. As time went by, some of our dreams may become impossible to achieve and we start setting our sights to more achievable goals. Goals that contribute to society, goals that we know we…

Renovators Warned About Asbestos


Maitland home renovators will be targeted in a campaign about the dangers of asbestos found inside the walls of many of the city’s pre-1987 houses. Asbestos can be lurking under floor coverings, behind walls and floor tiles, in cement floors, internal and external walls, ceilings, eaves, garages, around hot water pipes, fences, extensions, outdoor toilets…

NSW Government Launches Online Pool Register


The NSW Government has launched an online pool register, requiring every residential pool in the state to be registered by October 29, 2013. Once the pool is on the register, homeowners can apply for a compliance certificate from council or an accredited certifier, which will be mandatory for properties with a pool before they can…

New PlanningSystem for NSW


The NSW Government has released the long awaited Planning White Paper. The paper outlines many positive and welcome changes that will, if properly implemented, benefit industry greatly. The new planning system will make NSW more competitive by improving decision making, providing more certainty and making it more cost effective to do business in the state….