Master Builders and Sunshine Coast Police have teamed up to help tackle the issue of theft on construction sites.
Sunshine Coast Police have identified a concerning increase in the number of thefts on construction sites and new residential estates are the greatest at risk. Individual housing sites were also targets over the past year.
Thieves seem to be targeting electrical appliances, power tools and other construction materials of value.
Police are trying to raise awareness about construction site security and help the industry avoid the loss of materials, equipment and inevitably capital. Site and property security are crucial, police advise.