National Survey of Building and Construction

Each quarter Master Builders in states and territories are asked to complete an online survey canvassing their views on the national economy and conditions within their own enterprises. Responses are received from builders involved in all sectors of the building and construction industry: residential, renovations, commercial building, engineering construction, sub-contracting and materials supply. The survey allows members of Master Builders to present their views on the national economy and the condition of their own enterprises. The survey also provides information regarding on-going constraints on activity.

Latest edition - March 2017

The residential building sector’s record run has some way to go with the March quarter index supporting an expectation of a high level of activity to extend until the end of the year. This is backed by a strong pipeline of work which has driven an uptick in the index for expected future work.

Prospects for non-residential builders show some tentative signs of improvement in the remainder of 2017 with expectations that we have reached the bottom of the cycle. However, there is a growing discrepancy across states and territories as resource regions continue to languish and NSW and Victoria continue to lead the residential building boom.

Survey respondents noted a growing sense of optimism as the reintroduction ABCC restores the balance on Australia building sites.

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