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Latest news: Building and construction

New building and construction regulations for the ACT

The Building and Construction Legislation Amendment Bill 2023 will improve accountability and standards, the ACT Government says. 

Program sparks Kira’s new career in carpentry

Kira William’s interest in construction started early, but it wasn’t until she did the 2022 Ginninderry SPARK JobTrainer ATC Women in Construction Program that her construction journey really took off. When Kira...

MBA ACT wants more women on the tools this Women’s History Month

During Women's History Month, MBA ACT is calling on more women to try their hand in the construction and building industry.

Belconnen Markets development shut down by PBS Building’s collapse

The redevelopment of the Belconnen Markets has been shut down after the announcement of an impending collapse of national building company PBS Building.

ACT will be 7,100 dwellings short of housing target, MBA warns

The ACT’s lack of housing supply is set to worsen with new analysis from MBA predicting the Territory will fall 7,100 dwellings short of it's housing target.

SPARK an interest in construction with Ginninderry

The SPARK JobTrainer Ginninderry Construction Taster Program is up and running for yet another year and awaits to guide you through your first steps towards employment.

New apartments trigger jump in building approvals

New large-scale apartment projects drove an uptick in dwelling approvals in the final month of 2022.

Construction costs in 2022 record largest increase ever

Construction costs in Australia hit record highs in 2022, adding further pressure to the already heated housing industry.

Canberra’s combustible cladding works complete, Liberals say too ‘slow’

Works to rectify combustible cladding on government-owned buildings has been officially concluded after 20 months but the Canberra Liberals say the government 'dragged their heels'.

ACT carpentry recruitment event attracts over 100

More than 100 people and 10 employers attended a Master Builders ACT Careers in Carpentry event last week, with the aim of recruiting carpentry apprentices to address skills shortages in the ACT construction sector.