Industry News and Updates

Jul 08

Apprenticeship Incentive Scheme in Australia

The Australian Apprenticeships Incentive System will provide financial support to eligible employers in priority occupations from 1 July 2022 to 30 June 2024. Priority occupations are those on the Australian Apprenticeships Priorities List. There will be a Hiring Incentive for businesses that hire apprentices to train for jobs that aren't on the Australian Government's... read more →
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Queensland invests $200M into Building Acceleration Fund

The Queensland Government has unveiled a $200 million catalytic infrastructure initiative, the Building Acceleration Fund, to help recover economically and create jobs. The Building Acceleration Fund will work in partnership with councils, property developers and industry to accelerate projects that unlock development, increasing construction activity and supporting long-term jobs. Treasurer... read more →
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Nov 05

“Free apprenticeships for under 21s” reports the Queensland Government

Have you heard the latest radio announcements? TV ads and articles about Apprenticeships for under 21s? The Department of Employment, Small Business and Training’s latest campaigns are spruking “Free apprenticeships for under 21s.”1* The Palaszczuk Government is backing business and giving young Queenslanders access to gain a Nationally Recognised Qualification... read more →
Oct 11

Queensland’s major projects pipeline

$41.3 Billion project pipeline. 5 years. Supporting 11,900 workers on average each year.[1]  Statistics from the 2019 Queensland Major Projects Pipeline report. The Queensland Major Project Pipeline report has been released by BIS Oxford Economics, Queensland Major Contractors Association and Infrastructure Association of Queensland. The report is a definitive guide... read more →
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Construction investment - Building Better Regions Fund

Building Better Regions Fund

$200 Million Fund Committed to Infrastructure Development, Now Open The Australian Government has committed $200million in the 2018-19 budget for round three of the Building Better Regions Fund (BBRF)1. The BBRF aims to create jobs, drive economic growth and build stronger regional communities through infrastructure investment. The fund invests in... read more →
Oct 17

Queensland’s New Regulations Targeting Combustible Cladding

Industry Update The Queensland government has made amendments to the Building Regulation 2006 (The Building and Other Legislation (Cladding) Amendment Regulation 2018 (QLD)). The new laws came into effect in Queensland from 1 October 2018, which now require building owners to register their building and complete a combustible cladding checklist.... read more →
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