Building Ministers’ Meeting

The Building Ministers' Meeting (BMM) oversees policy issues affecting Australia’s building and construction industries.

Communiques

We release a communiqué after each meeting.

Timber frames of a new house being constructed

Building Ministers’ Meeting: Communiqué June 2024

Commonwealth, state, and territory Building Ministers met today to confirm their commitment to climate resilience and discuss measures to assist the transition to net zero in the built…
Cranes in Sydney constructing new high rise buildings

Building Ministers’ Meeting: Communiqué March 2024

Building Ministers made three significant decisions during the March session of the Building Ministers Meeting.
Aerial shot of houses and a road in a suburb.

Building Ministers’ Meeting: Communiqué October 2023

Commonwealth, State and Territory Building Ministers met today to discuss the next iteration of the National Construction Code and feedback received from industry.
Timber frame of a new house being constructed, time of day is sunset

Building Ministers’ Meeting: Communiqué June 2023

Commonwealth, state and territory Building Ministers met today to ensure Australia’s buildings are fit for the changing climate and to discuss the issues facing the building industry.
Timber frames of a new house being constructed

Building Ministers’ Meeting: Communiqué August 2022

Commonwealth, state and territory Building Ministers met today to discuss upgraded energy efficiency provisions for residential buildings, implementation and transition timeframes for the…
Cranes in Sydney constructing new high rise buildings

Building Ministers’ Meeting: Communiqué March 2022

Commonwealth, state and territory Building Ministers met today to discuss residential energy efficiency and building readiness for emerging technologies and accessible housing provisions…
New residential house being constructed from concrete blocks.

Building Ministers’ Meeting: Communiqué November 2021

Commonwealth, state and territory Building Ministers met today to discuss ongoing building and construction sector reform, including discussion of the Building Confidence National…

Members

Jurisdiction Name Title
Commonwealth Hon Ed Husic MP Minister for Industry and Science
ACT Ms Rebecca Vassarotti MLA Minister for the Environment; Heritage; Homelessness and Housing Services; Sustainable Building and Construction
NSW Hon Anoulack Chanthivong MP Minister for Better Regulation and Fair Trading; Minister for Industry and Trade; Minister for Innovation, Science and Technology; Minister for Building; and Minister for Corrections
NT Hon Joel Bowden MLA Minister for Infrastructure, Planning and Logistics; Minister for Business and Jobs; Minister for Skills, Training and International Education; Minister for Tourism and Hospitality; Minister for Recreational Fishing
Qld Hon Meaghan Scanlon MP Minister for Housing, Local Government and Planning and Minister for Public Works
SA Hon Nick Champion MP Minister for Trade and Investment, Minister for Housing and Urban Development and Minister for Planning
Tas Hon Madeleine Ogilvie MP Minister for Advanced Manufacturing and Defence Industries, Science and Technology, Arts, Workplace Safety and Consumer Affairs, Corrections and Rehabilitation
Vic Hon Sonya Kilkenny MP Minister for Planning and Minister for the Suburbs
WA Hon Sue Ellery MLC Minister for Finance; Commerce; Women's Interests
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21 June 2024

Building Ministers’ Meeting: Communiqué June 2024

Commonwealth, state, and territory Building Ministers met today to confirm their commitment to climate resilience and discuss measures to assist the transition to net zero in the built environment.
22 March 2024

Building Ministers’ Meeting: Communiqué March 2024

Building Ministers made three significant decisions during the March session of the Building Ministers Meeting.
20 October 2023

Building Ministers’ Meeting: Communiqué October 2023

Commonwealth, State and Territory Building Ministers met today to discuss the next iteration of the National Construction Code and feedback received from industry.
9 June 2023

Building Ministers’ Meeting: Communiqué June 2023

Commonwealth, state and territory Building Ministers met today to ensure Australia’s buildings are fit for the changing climate and to discuss the issues facing the building industry.
26 August 2022

Building Ministers’ Meeting: Communiqué August 2022

Commonwealth, state and territory Building Ministers met today to discuss upgraded energy efficiency provisions for residential buildings, implementation and transition timeframes for the 2022 edition of the National Construction Code (NCC), the Australian Building Codes Board (ABCB) Business Plan, funding and Intergovernmental Agreement, and Board Appointments.
28 March 2022

Building Ministers’ Meeting: Communiqué March 2022

Commonwealth, state and territory Building Ministers met today to discuss residential energy efficiency and building readiness for emerging technologies and accessible housing provisions for the 2022 edition of the National Construction Code (NCC) and the Australian Building Codes Board (ABCB) Strategic Plan 2022.  
26 November 2021

Building Ministers’ Meeting: Communiqué November 2021

Commonwealth, state and territory Building Ministers met today to discuss ongoing building and construction sector reform, including discussion of the Building Confidence National Framework.
30 April 2021

Building Ministers’ Meeting: Communiqué April 2021

Commonwealth, state and territory Building Ministers met today to consider next steps on options to increase Australia’s stock of accessible housing and progress with the Building Confidence Reforms, including the National Registration Framework.
27 November 2020

Building Ministers' Meeting Communiqué: November 2020

Building Ministers met in November to discuss the important work the Australian Building Codes Board (ABCB) is undertaking to support building and construction sector reform. Ministers agreed to the next steps to take this work forward.
23 April 2020

Building Ministers’ Meeting: Communiqué April 2020

The Building Ministers’ Forum (BMF) met in late April to discuss the impacts of the current COVID-19 crisis on the building and construction industry, and agree the way forward for the design, construction and certification of complex buildings. The Australian Building Codes Board (ABCB) updated Ministers on the key achievements with implementing the recommendations in the Building Confidence Report.
13 December 2019

Building Ministers’ Forum: Communiqué December 2019

The Building Ministers’ Forum (BMF) met today in Canberra to discuss progress and agree next steps with the suite of important national building reforms underway. Ministers acknowledged the extensive work done since they last met on 18 July but agreed there is more to be done.
18 July 2019

Building Ministers’ Forum: Communiqué July 2019

The Building Ministers’ Forum (BMF) met today in Sydney to discuss a range of issues facing the building and construction sector. Ministers also met with industry representatives and discussed matters including professional indemnity insurance and implementation of the Building Confidence report.