The South Australian building and construction industry directly employs more than 55,000 South Australians across all sectors, including residential, commercial, civil engineering, land development and building completion services. Indirectly, the industry supports tens of thousands more South Australian jobs.


The industry undertakes about $15 billion of work every year, contributing more than $1 for every $7 of economic activity within the State. Indirectly, more than one-quarter of South Australia’s wealth is produced by the building and construction industry.

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Response to 4 Corners Story on Cladding

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Cladding audit a vote of confidence in SA building

The State Government's building cladding audit has been appropriate and measured.

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Unemployment wins and losses

Youth unemployment the real tragedy behind unemployment rate.

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