Commercial projects are taking shape around the country, with the latest to be announced at a meeting of the Association of Australian Building and Construction Professionals.
The Association of New Builders (ANBGP) and the Construction Industry Federation (CIF) are organising the event.
The ANBGP is a national organisation representing the construction industry and the CIF is an organisation representing workers.
The first meeting of this body was held in April and it is expected to be the next major one.
The meetings will be held at the ANBGEA offices at Parliament House, Canberra.
There will be speakers from both sides of politics.
The agenda will include a look at the latest developments in the industry.
Mr Abbott’s Government has promised to spend more than $5 billion to build and renovate more than 600 buildings across the country.
It will be funded by the National Building and Infrastructure Fund (NBIF) which will also provide $4 billion for a new rail network.
The National Building Council, the builder of the Brisbane Metro, has also been appointed to the board.
The Federal Government has committed $15 billion for infrastructure projects in the next five years.
“We need to make sure that we are investing in infrastructure that is sustainable and that’s the way we’re going to do it,” Senator Leyonhjelm said.
“It is going to cost more, but it’s going to pay for itself.”
One of the biggest challenges to the ANAIBP is the rise of the building industry.
Construction industry members say they are struggling to keep up with the growth of the industry and have been pushing the government to do more.
But the Government has been slow to take action, with Mr Abbott saying the new infrastructure will be ready for the 2020 Commonwealth Games.
“The Commonwealth Games is a great opportunity for Australia and we have a very strong track record of bringing the Games to our country,” he said.
The Minister has been clear that the ANABGP and the construction companies need more time to make the projects a reality.
“This is a complex industry,” he told ABC Radio National’s Q&A program last year.
“There are a lot of different things that we need to do in the long term to ensure we have the best possible infrastructure.”
Mr Abbott said the Government would also invest $4.5 billion in new rail infrastructure in 2019.
The Victorian Government has pledged $8 billion to help rebuild the Melbourne Metro, which has been hit by a series of earthquakes and fire disasters.
Construction companies have also been hit hard by the downturn.
A recent survey by the ANBA said that construction companies had fallen by a third over the past 12 months, and that they had fallen from $2.3 billion in 2014 to $1.5 million last year, down from $4bn in 2015.
It also found that just 17% of construction firms had a good track record, down 11% from 2014.
The construction industry’s worst hit is the Sydney area, which lost more than half of its construction jobs since the financial crisis.
Mr Baird has pledged to spend $4 million to invest in an $8.5bn rebuild of the CBD, but has been criticised by many of his colleagues.
“I think the Minister’s a little bit over-zealous with his enthusiasm for rebuilding the CBD,” Labor Senator Zed Seselja said.