WGEA Statement – Dindas Australia

Our commitment

We understand the importance and value of gender equality and are committed to creating a culture and workplace that is diverse and inclusive. Our commitment to gender equality in the workplace will be demonstrated through our leadership actions and practices and supported by our policies and procedures.

At Dindas, we are looking to focus on increasing women at all levels of our business to address the gender imbalance that traditionally exists in the Wholesale and Trade Industry. We will continue to strive to achieve a gender-inclusive environment and become a recognised leader in our industry. This focus on gender will be driven by our leaders, demonstrating Dindas’ commitment to playing a part in improving gender equity across the industry.

What is the Gender Pay Gap?

The gender pay gap is the difference in average between women and men in the workforce. The gender pay gap is a useful proxy for measuring and tracking gender equality across the nation, industry, or within an organisation.

In 2024, WGEA has only published median employer gender pay gaps due to the exclusion of CEO and Head of Business remuneration. Measuring gender pay gaps by median allows us to understand the remuneration experience of the typical employee at a workplace, as it is not skewed by exceptionally high or low salaries. The average gender pay gap is a good measure of the collective remuneration of a group.

Dindas Pay Gap Data

At Dindas, our gender pay gap shows the difference between the average and median pay of all women and men. It is not a comparison of like-for-like roles.

This report is based on legal gender categories. We acknowledge that our people may identify differently.

Our Gender Pay Gap Analysis

Our pay gap reflects our current workforce. It is exciting to see that we are continuing to have female employees hold senior positions within our organisation. We are proud to demonstrate that we are industry leaders for women’s participation in senior roles. This is a testament to our leadership’s commitment to bridging the gender pay gap.

Our plan

At Dindas, there are several ways we can continue to ensure the gender pay gap is at the forefront of our minds. We will continue to look at initiatives to attract and retain women while looking at new ways to increase participation within our workforce. The gender pay gap is a complex issue that needs commitment and focus.

Some key initiatives that we are focused on are:

  • Reviewing our recruitment and selection policy and procedures. We are committed to ensuring there is no gender bias in the recruitment process. Dindas is committed to training hiring managers to ensure they are aware of gender bias and discrimination and are equipped with the knowledge required to make informed recruitment and promotion decisions.
  • Exploring ways we can get more female participation in the production teams.
  • We are constantly looking for ways to engage with our female workforce and ensure those with caring responsibilities are supported. This involves the implementation of an updated parental leave policy and a new flexible work arrangement policy. These policies aim to create a fair and flexible work culture for people of all genders.
  • Implementing a consistent approach to remuneration reviews. By implementing a standard framework, we can rely on objective criteria and benchmarks to determine appropriate salary adjustments. Drawing attention to key principles such as gender pay parity.
  • Conduct annual gender pay gap analysis and action. We will look to constantly review hiring data and ensure we monitor, measure, and continually evaluate.
  • Allow employees to provide feedback through various avenues such as through our engagement surveys or directly to their Line Manager or our Human Resources team.
  • Our employees will receive information and updates on our progress and success through internal communication channels.

In the ever-evolving landscape of structural engineering, embracing technological advancements is crucial for staying competitive and delivering high-quality outcomes. That is why our new feature, Dindas isView®, is a game-changer for our clients. From my perspective as a Chief Operating Officer, incorporating isView® 3D visualisation technology into our EWP Structural Projects offers numerous advantages.

With Dindas isView®, our latest cutting-edge feature of our Dindas Design Suite EWP Software, a simple scan of a custom QR code opens up a new enhanced visualisation of the Structural Layout. Users can navigate through a visually appealing 3D representation of the construction structure, facilitating better understanding and communication among team members, clients, and stakeholders.

This powerful feature provides an interactive experience, allowing builders and certifiers to access the entire engineered model from their mobile or tablet, navigating through different structural sections effortlessly. On top of that, users can select individual construction elements to verify product details such as Joist data, Beam data, structural support data, and connection requirements.

The primary goal of isView® is to enhance installer education, streamline the installation process, detect errors early on, coordinate changes, and reduce rework. With a centralised cloud 3D model accessible to all stakeholders, the project team gains accurate and detailed visualisations whenever needed. It also offers a convenient Bill of Materials list, facilitating and expediting working with merchants and suppliers.

Whenever you need, Dindas Design Suite is also capable of generating new EWP Site Layouts as a PDF with an active QR Code powered by isView® with this enhanced 3D Visualisation. Printing or sharing these layouts via mobile devices with certifiers or trades is also possible. This exclusive feature is available to our valued clients who have completed floor system orders placed from any Dindas Australia branch.

As a professional in the Building and Construction sector for almost thirty years, where the industry thrives, integrating 3D visualisation technology into your structural building projects can give you a competitive edge. The benefits of detailed project visualisation, improved collaboration, and cost savings make isView® a valuable tool for delivering successfully and sustainably designed structures.

John Cannard
Chief Operating Officer
Dindas Australia


Dindas isView®: A Game-Changer Solution for Structural EWP Projects – FTMA News

An artist’s impression of C6, a 191-metre building in Perth. It will be the world’s tallest timber tower when completed. Photograph: Elenberg Fraser

Perth has received the green light to construct what will become the world’s tallest hybrid timber building, the C6 tower. This monumental structure is set to overshadow Melbourne’s 55 Southbank Street, which currently holds the record as Australia’s tallest timber building.

Perth has received the green light to construct what will become the world’s tallest hybrid timber building, the C6 tower. This monumental structure is set to overshadow Melbourne’s 55 Southbank Street, which currently holds the record as Australia’s tallest timber building.

The C6 tower, a hybrid engineered wood structure, will stand at an astounding 627-foot (191.2 meters). Approximately 42% of the building will be constructed from engineered timber, marking a significant step forward in sustainable construction practices.

The tower is designed by acclaimed architect Elenberg Fraser and will be located at 6 Charles Street, near the Perth Zoo. It is expected to house around 200 apartments within its groundbreaking 50-storey design.

Before the approval of the C6 project, 55 Southbank by Bates Smart in Melbourne held the title of the tallest hybrid timber building in Australia. The Melbourne landmark stands at 69.7 metres high and is renowned for its innovative use of engineered timber. Despite being eclipsed by the upcoming C6 tower, 55 Southbank Street remains a significant testament to the potential of sustainable architecture using engineered wood products.

Find the current Australia’s Tallest Mass Timber Buildings ranked by the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH).

Source: Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH)

The C6 tower promises to redefine Perth’s skyline and set new standards in the construction industry. As Australia continues to embrace innovative and eco-friendly design solutions, we can expect to see more such architectural marvels in the future.


As a builder, choosing the right building material is essential to ensure your construction project is successful. Among the most common choices are steel frames and timber frames. While steel frames have their advantages, today, we want to showcase recent research about what is becoming more popular among the two.

Recent research indicates that timber framing is becoming more popular than steel due to its affordability, fast assembly, adaptability, and renovation ease. But it is the outstanding green benefits that are captivating everyone’s attention in a world with increasing environmental apprehension.

Consumers are persuaded by sustainable forestry, responsibly sourced materials, and climate change efforts, as well as the emotional proof of the timber sector. These effects resonate that choosing timber is seen as a way to make the world a better place.

Builders recognise the increasing interest in green credentials when selecting materials, with most viewing timber framing as more positive from an environmental standpoint than steel. Timber’s benefits of being renewable, responsibly sourced and removing greenhouse gases from the atmosphere align with its messaging, making it a better choice for builders.

Timber is a renewable resource that sustainably grows and harvests, enabling trees to absorb substantial amounts of carbon dioxide from the atmosphere. This carbon is then locked within the timber until the end of the product’s lifetime, making timber framing carbon positive. Unfortunately, traditional steel framing emits more carbon into the atmosphere than it removes and can’t compare with timber’s eco-friendly nature.

In summary, timber framing remains the superior choice over steel framing as a more affordable, versatile and environmentally sustainable option.




Get ready to experience the future of EWP design now in Sydney! Join us at the Bunnings Trade Expo 2023 on May 18th, where we’ll show our latest products and the innovative Dindas Design Suite.
Visit our Expo stand for a chance to win a prize! Free food, free parking, activities for the kids, and more!
See you there at the Sydney Showground from 12 pm!
Register here: https://buff.ly/44IhBSM
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The Albanese Government has committed over $108 million in funding for timber manufacturing companies across the country through the Accelerate Adoption of Wood Processing Innovation grant program. This initiative will support a range of projects, including the production of activated carbon, housing and construction, packaging, and high-end culturally significant timber.
As a part of this program, four projects initiated by First Nations have been approved for funding. Over a four-year period (2022-2026), 34 successful business applications will receive between $1 million to $5 million in government funding. Moreover, there will be an additional investment of $361 million from the private and public sectors.
This funding will drive timber manufacturing innovation in the country, creating new opportunities and strengthening the economy. Dindas Australia has also secured funding under this scheme for innovation and technology.
At Dindas Australia, we proudly invest in sustainability programs harnessing technology to deliver better, more efficient engineered wood products. In addition, we feel good knowing that we responsibly source and deliver products for our customers, which helps reduce our carbon footprint.
Think big and act fast with Dindas Australia! Come to the Bunnings Trade Expo 2023 in Melbourne this May 11th to learn more about our latest products and the most powerful EWP software – Dindas Design Suite.
Visit our Expo stand for a chance to win a prize! Free food, free parking, activities for the kids, and more!
We’ll be at the Melbourne Showgrounds from 12 pm. So get ready for some professional-grade design inspiration!
Register here: https://buff.ly/41gVUWQ
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Come to the BMS Mitre 10 Trade Expo this May 10th and be part of Toowoomba’s Trade Expo 2023!
Check out the Dindas Australia stand to learn about our products and score some great prizes!
See you at the Toowoomba Showground’s Main Pavillion from 4:30 to 7:30 pm.

Experience counts. With over 60 years of expertise in the building industry, Dindas Australia is the go-to provider for any residential or commercial building project! Our team of Engineered Wood Specialists helps builders and merchants maximise their profits while reducing their environmental impact.

Reach out today and get personalised advice tailored just for your Project!

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The Dindas Australia team recently completed an intense week-long training session, equipping them with the skills to use Dindas Design Suite’s latest version. This powerful EWP software is unrivalled in its industry and is powered by iStruct.
With the recent software upgrade and the required training with developers, the capabilities of the Dindas team skyrocketed; they now possess all-encompassing expertise thanks to the software upgrade that added new features and improvements. As a result, they are fully prepared for success in any project!
We make sure that our teams are always up to date on the latest technology and software so we can provide an unbeatable service for all of our customers.
Are you looking for a creative and challenging career in the Engineering World? Our Queensland Branch is currently hiring an Engineered Wood Products Designer.
Follow the link to learn more about this opportunity and join our team!

It’s a wrap! We had a fantastic time connecting with all our friends at the IHG Event 2023. Thanks to everyone who stopped by the Dindas Australia stand for a coffee and a chat – see you next year!

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