FREE BUILDING BUSINESS EXPO IN PENRITH

A free NSW Fair Trading Home Building Expo for licensed contractors and their partners will be
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held at Penrith on Wednesday 15 August.

Details: 5 – 8pm, Penrith Panthers, 123 Mulgoa Road, Penrith.

CPD points apply to licence holders and their business partners. Refreshments will be provided.

NSW Fair Trading Commissioner Rod Stowe encouraged all licensed builders, tradespeople and

their partners to register for the event.

Mr Stowe said the Building Expo Program was launched in 2009 and had proved to be a valuable

resource for builders, tradespeople and their partners to receive practical support, essential for

operating a home building business in NSW.

“Since 2009, 6,750 people have attended 33 sessions across NSW,” he said.

“These three-hour sessions are packed with expert advice on a range of home building issues as well

as providing a great opportunity to network with other local builders and tradespeople.”

The Expos provide information on: business improvement strategies; building regulatory

requirements; plumbing reforms; electrical and gas issues; legislative changes; building contractual

obligations; dispute resolution; mediation services; compliance issues; home building licensing;

home warranty insurance; asset protection; green energy solutions; continuing professional

development; Tribunal procedures; workplace safety; conditions of employment; taxation issues;

insolvency situations; and, essential record-keeping.

Senior NSW Fair Trading staff will be joined by representatives from government agencies that

support the building and construction industry, including: WorkCover NSW; the Long Service

Corporation; the NSW Small Business Commissioner’s Office; the local Business Enterprise Centre;

and, the Australian Taxation Office. In addition, private sector partners specialising in business

management will deliver a short presentation and provide confidential advice to builders

experiencing tough financial circumstances.

NSW Small Business Commissioner, Yasmin King, supported the Fair Trading Home Building

Expo program as a worthwhile initiative for small business operators.

“It’s a difficult time to be in the building business, but the expo is a great way for licensed

contractors to tap into the support they need to survive and thrive,” she said. “Accessing high quality

advice and networking through events such as this and also through the Office of the NSW Small

Business Commissioner is an easy and affordable way for builders and tradespeople to get the help

they need in an ever-changing business environme

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