The MBA says skilled workers are needed in order to solve the skills shortage and it is the issue which is most affecting the sector’s progression.
This is obviously good news for folks skilled in the construction profession who are considering a permanent move to Australia.
MBA executive director Brian Welch said:
“With an ageing workforce and many of our senior building professionals close to retirement age, the situation is expected to worsen. The fewer trades contractors there are to do work, then clearly prices will rise as shortages become imminent.” He added that there are a lot of people in the construction industry who will retire in the next five years.â€
The MBA was established in 1875 and aims to improve standards in the industry.