Australia has seen a 13-per cent rise in non-residential building approvals over the 12 months to April 2018, according to the latest Australian Bureau of Statistics on building approval.
Master Builders Australia says 2018 is shaping up to be the best year in a decade for commercial construction, based on the latest ABS building activity data.
In an effort to tackle the gender pay gap, Master Builders Australia is calling for more women to pursue careers in the building and construction industry.
The arrival of international retailers, including Amazon and Aldi, is a key factor underpinning a forecasted surge in construction activity, according to Master Builders Australia.
Activity in the commercial construction sector is set to have the best year in more than a decade, according to forecasts from Master Builders Australia.