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Builders respond to Skills Ministers meeting


Master Builders Australia commend Federal, State, and Territory Skills and Training Ministers for recognising the critical importance of addressing housing supply constraints like workforce shortages by adding them to the national priorities outlined in the National Skills Agreement.

Master Builders Australia CEO Denita Wawn said for months we have heard from builders and subcontractors that supply constraints have been the biggest challenge with building new homes.

“The commitment to addressing skills and workforce shortages is crucial in achieving National Cabinet’s ambitious target of building 1.2 million new homes over the next five years.

“Over the next three to five years, the building and construction industry needs around half a million new entrants to achieve this target.

“We appreciate the acknowledgment that focused efforts are needed to bolster skills and training for both planning and construction workforces.

“Collaboration between Skills Ministers and Housing and Homelessness Ministers is essential in ensuring success.

“Industry will continue to work closely with all levels of Government to contribute to a more robust and sustainable sector,” Ms Wawn said.

Media contact: Dee Zegarac, National Director, Media & Public Affairs
0400 493 071 |



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