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ALLSTEEL Transportable Homes is
South Australia's leading builder of
steel-frame, relocatable homes and
One of five building entities that
form the Weeks Building Group --
Australian-owned and operated com-
panies based at Elizabeth West -- it
has more than 25 years experience in
building residential homes and manu-
facturing steel framing products for
the Australian residential and com-
mercial construction industry.
The success of WBG is underpinned
by the evolution and manufacture of
Supaloc®, which it claims is the
world's best steel framing system,
with many years of testing and inno-
The Supaloc® system is a strong,
engineered and durable product. It is
termite-proof and renowned among
builders as a trusted system for the
construction of lightweight steel
All frames, trusses and connections
are certified and have undergone rig-
orous testing at the BlueScope testing
facility at Port Kembla, The University
of Adelaide and the University of
Allsteel designs and constructs an
up-to-date range of modern and func-
tional homes, all exclusively built
using the Supaloc framing system.
While the company has a standard
range of designs readily available, it
does encourage clients to tailor their
homes to meet specific requirements.
Design flexibility is a genuine point of
difference when building with Allsteel.
The combination of Supaloc® steel
frames and a controlled construction
environment ensures that products
are well-suited to the demands of
Allsteel's Fast Track selection can
give buyers unbelievable turnaround,
with the possibility of a new home
being delivered in as little as 12
weeks from the date a contract is
This has been made possible by
having a number of standard homes
ready for immediate delivery at any
Already having a strong emphasis
on energy efficient homes, Allsteel is
excited about the release of an innov-
ative new element to complement the
Supaloc steel building system.
Occupant comfort is assured with
the use of Thermaloc® structural,
lightweight insulated walls which can
reduce heating/cooling energy con-
sumption by about 40 per cent.
In addition, these benefits are made
available without compromising the
aesthetic of the building or adding to
Allsteel Transportable Homes con-
tinue to provide affordable housing
Sales consultants are available to
provide obligation free quote.
•Need to know more?
1800 219 278 www.asth.com.au
High standards for durable homes
Business of the month:
While the company
has a standard
range of designs
readily available, it
clients to tailor their
homes to meet
Design flexibility is a
genuine point of
By PETER MCFARLANE*
HE program of olive levy sem-
inars has been completed and
the period for submissions to
the proposal closed.
The Australian Olive Association
board and relevant stakeholders met
on Thursday, April 28, to finalise the
funding model for levies and volun-
A ballot of eligible voters will be
undertaken on the proposed statuto-
ry levies by the Australian Electoral
Commission in June.
The ballot registration information
kit is being distributed to olive
industry participants this month and
will be available for download from
the AOA website.
The three specific issues to be put
to ballot are:
• Do you support the 'R&D levy'
Funding industry needs as identi-
fied in the Australian Olive Industry
RD&E Plan 2010-2015, and industry
needs identified in future research
and development plans, through the
introduction of a proposed R&D
tonne. (GST is not payable on statuto-
• Do you support the biosecurity
Funding the strengthening of
industry biosecurity awareness and
preparedness, through the introduc-
tion of a proposed EPPR levy (other-
wise known as a biosecurity levy), to
initially be set at a rate per fresh
tonne of zero, and only activated to
a positive value with industry agree-
ment should a critical pest or disease
• Do you support the PHA subscrip-
tion levy proposal?
Funding the olive industry's mem-
bership of Plant Health Australia,
and ongoing industry participation
in biosecurity awareness and pre-
paredness training activities,
through the introduction of a pro-
posed PHA subscription levy to be set
at a rate of 10 cents a fresh tonne.
In summary, if supported by
industry and approved by the
Federal Government, the above
levies totalling $3.10/t will be
payable on all varieties of fresh
olives for processing into olive oil or
The proposed statutory levies
would be collected by olive proces-
sors and remitted to the Levies
Revenue Service within the
Department of Agriculture Fisheries
The target levy start date is
January 1 next year.
• Need to know more?
*Peter McFarlane, McFarlane Strategic
Services, is the chief investigator for
RIRDC Project: PRJ-005287: National
Olive Industry Levy Consultation.
Olive growers set
to vote on levies
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