News & Views

CBS Ramps Up Building Site Licence Audits

4th June 2018

Consumer and Business Services (CBS) has ramped up its program of visits to building sites, checking for compliance with licensing and other requirements under the law.

Commercial, industrial and residential projects in the CBD and eastern suburbs are the first to come under the watchful eye of the licensing regulator. More than 100 licences have been checked to date, across three... MORE

NECA, AMCA, MPA and NFIA Team Up to Provide Seminar on Contract Terms and Risk Management

19th April 2018

NECA SA/NT has teamed up with the Air Conditioning and Mechanical Contractors Association (AMCA), the Master Plumbers Association (MPA) and the National Fire Industry Association (NFIA) to deliver an indepth seminar on Contract Terms and Risk Management for... MORE

Asbestos and Air Conditioning Ductwork Safety Alert

5th April 2018

SafeWork SA have distributed a Safety Alert on Asbestos and Air Conditioning Ductwork. 

Asbestos-containing millboard was once widely used in the construction industry due to its flame-resistant properties,... MORE

$50 Gift Card Available for NECA Members from WFI!

8th March 2018

As a small business owner you’ve got your hands full – there’s simply not enough minutes in the day to think about insurance. It’s no wonder most small businesses are underinsured. WFI get to know your business so that everything that matters is protected.

To check if your business is covered, and collect your $50 Visa card, book an appointment with a WFI insurance expert before... MORE

Notice from the OTR: Switchboard Upgrades

8th March 2018

It has come to the attention of the Office of the Technical Regulator that some Electrical workers are performing switchboard upgrades without involving SA Power Networks, by either working live or removing/replacing the SAPN Service Fuse themselves.

Working live is not a normal work practice as stated by Safework SA.

The OTR has put together a notice for Electrical workers and... MORE

NECA to Deliver Specialist Mentoring Services for Apprentices

2nd March 2018

NECA SA/NT has been contracted by the Department of Education and Training to deliver Electrical Industry Specialist Mentoring Services under the ISMAA Program. The Australian Government established this program to provide Australian Apprentices with the opportunity to access an intensive and specialist level of assistance that requires a detailed knowledge of the industry.

The... MORE

How to Secure and Recover Your Retention Money

27th February 2018

NECA Legal will be delivering a free webinar regarding the recovery of retention money on Wednesday 7 March.

The webinar will be presented by Jacques Nel, Senior Solicitor of NECA Legal Pty Ltd. Jacques is a senior construction lawyer with more than 15 years experience and is also a registered Adjudicator in NSW & QLD.

The 30 minute webinar will focus on recovery of retention... MORE

Search is On for South Australian Training Stars

22nd February 2018

Nominations for the 2018 South Australian Training Awards are now open!

The South Australian Training Awards (the Awards), hosted by the Training and Skills Commission are the State’s peak awards for... MORE

Metering Contestability Post Go-Live Update

19th February 2018

Metering Contestability – Metering changes in SA
Post go-live update

SA Power Networks have published an Industry News update today about the Metering Changes in SA. 

Metering Contestability is now in effect and we have been working hard to ensure a smooth transition and will continue with further education... MORE

Security of Payment: High Court Ruling Declares Common Construction Contract Terms Invalid

15th February 2018

The High Court has today handed down two key decisions relating to security of payment - the Probuild and Maxcon decisions. These decisions provide important guidance about... MORE