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Graeme Dix says the economic downturn prompted the organisation to look for new revenue streams. Photo: Attila Csaszar

Master Builders fills empty space with cheaper rents

Faced with the task of diversifying its revenue streams amid a drop in construction activity, the Master Builders Association had to rethink how it could use the space at its regional centres.

By late 2015, Master Builders business director Graeme Dix began to notice an alarming trend – the association’s members, which includes builders, surveyors and architects, were pulling out their display areas from its regional centres in Bunbury, Albany and Geraldton, following the effects of the economic downturn.

“Businesses were increasingly leaving the regions, and a lot of that had to do with overhead costs,” Mr Dix told Business News.

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