The Australian Institute of Building (AIB) has welcomed the latest report published by the Housing Industry Association (HIA) on Australia’s housing requirements.

Welcoming the inaugural edition of Housing Australia’s Future, AIB also acknowledged the contribution made by HIA to researching this field and informing key stakeholders and the public on this important issue.

AIB Chief Executive Officer Mr Robert Hunt observes that the report analyses future building requirements under different population and real income growth scenarios for Australia, and for each state and territory, enabling policy makers to make informed decisions regarding the residential building industry.

He notes that the future building requirements will include educational requirements for the future construction workforce, which is a key concern for the AIB.

Mr Hunt also encourages relevant policy-makers and all key stakeholders to read the report and take note of its contents.

AIB looks forward to working with HIA and other key stakeholders on how best to manage the future educational requirements for the construction industry in Australia.