CEO Update 20 December 2018
Next year is shaping up as an interesting year for the local building and construction industry. After a booming 2018, we finish the year with some signs of a slowdown in housing due to tighter finance availability. We hope that Federal and Territory Governments adjust to these changing external factors when setting land release, planning controls and taxation policies so that there is not a further handbrake put on the local industry.
In January we will see the commencement of the Secure Local Jobs Package and Workplace Health and Safety amendments. While the MBA has managed to negotiate some workability improvements to these laws, the real test will come once the laws are in operation and we see how Government implements the laws and if Union behaviour improves.
I would also like to thank those businesses that have partnered with MBA ACT this year to deliver our awards program and range of member events. A special thank you to our premium partners Asset Construction Hire, Boral, CBus, St George, Village Building Co and Harvey Norman Commercial.
Most of all we hope all our members continue to operate successful local businesses in 2019. We hope that everyone in the industry stays safe, that our members continue to deliver quality projects, and that we receive support from our local government and other stakeholders for the benefit of the entire Territory.