ACIF's Agenda

The Australian Construction Industry Forum (ACIF) is focused on creating a competitive construction and property industry that is a leader in building Australia’s prosperity. As well as facilitating communication between the different interests that make up the construction sector, ACIF provides governments and other agencies with a central and efficient industry liaison point.

ACIF harnesses the energies of its members to provide leadership and facilitate change within the industry, to increase productivity, efficiency, research and innovation. ACIF is governed by a Board of Directors comprising senior practitioners and the chief executives of its member organisations. A Secretariat supports the Board and the working groups tasked with developing policies and productivity tools.

ACIF produces the most reliable forecasts of activity in residential and non-residential building, and engineering construction, twice yearly. ACIF Forecasts are released approx. May and November each year. Information is available as:

  • Comprehensive Australian Construction Market Report with expert commentary, charts and some data,
  • Want to know what office building are being built in Kalgoorlie? Or do a historical analysis of retail development in Brisbane over the last five years? ACIF’s Customised Forecasts Dashboard allow you to “Build your own Forecasts”, sector by sector, postcode by postcode.

ACIF seeks to develop a successful, strong and sustainable construction industry in Australia. To do so, ACIF has adopted a set of objectives and matching key performance indicators to:

  • create a more informed, innovative and skilled market place;
  • create a more attractive industry for employees, employers and capital providers;
  • foster a more collaborative approach to sharing risks and returns;
  • enhance the quality of Australia’s built environment, including design quality;
  • achieve a sustainable industry where green is the norm;
  • encourage the evolution of the property investment and infrastructure asset classes;
  • eliminate barriers to competitiveness caused by poor public policy frameworks and implementation silos; and
  • foster R&D.