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| Business
World
Australia |
November
2012
Housing means a lot to many different people for many different
reasons. To the home owner, it is a place to raise a family, live their
life and build a future. To the builder, designer, and contractor, it is
not only their job, but often a source of pride and accomplishment.
The Housing Industry Association is Australia’s largest residen-
tial building organisation, with 14000 members in Victoria alone.
Membership includes builders, trade contractors, design profession-
als, kitchen and bathroom specialists, manufacturers and suppliers.
HIA provides its members with training programs and corporate
services, and supports the industry through a number of different
initiatives that give access to services that they would not have oth-
erwise. Housing is an important issue across Australia; either there