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Mental health concerns for builders facing perfect storm of rain, price hikes, shortages

It would be hard to find a group of workers more keenly watching the weather this week than those in the building and construction industry.

On the Sunshine Coast, the region has failed to live up to its name for nearly a year and that is contributing to lengthy delays.

"It hasn't stopped … it has just been raining consistently since November," Ms Scott said.

"The flow-on effect means people aren't getting their homes in time.

"People aren't moving out of their rental properties, and we've got a major rental shortage here.....


Builder Dave Becker has been in the industry for more than 25 years, but he says he has never seen things this tough.

"Trade shortages, and then you've got the inclement weather that we've been smacked with," he said.

"It is very difficult. It definitely takes a toll.

"The mental health within our industry is at a peak, I think ... struggling, which is concerning."

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