Reforming inefficient taxes, embracing innovation and overhauling contracting and procurement practices are among a range of areas which must be addressed if the construction industry in Queensland is to unleash its full potential over coming years and decades, a key industry leader in that state says.

As government and industry leaders in his state work toward a 30-year blueprint for the sector, Master Builders Association of Queensland deputy executive director Paul Bidwell said the industry faces a number of long-term challenges. On the residential side, he says recent momentum in the state’s southeast cannot be taken…