Building reforms drive renewed confidence
14th October 2019
by NSW Finance, Services and Innovation
The next tranche of reforms to the building and construction industry will soon be introduced to the NSW Parliament, following the release of an exposure draft of the Design and Building Practitioners Bill 2019.
Minister for Better Regulation Kevin Anderson said the draft, which opened for public consultation today will outline key accountabilities of design and building practitioners for the first time, and aims to bring greater peace of mind to property purchasers.
“The draft Bill lays the foundations for major reforms within the building sector. The Bill will deliver stronger accountability in the building industry and help deliver confidence back in the industry,” Mr Anderson said.
“The fundamental objective of these reforms is to improve the transparency, accountability and quality of work within the sector by ensuring homes are designed and built in accordance with the Building Code of Australia.”
The proposed reforms include:
“The reforms will lift the standards of buildings that are constructed in NSW by ensuring the professionals involved in the design and construction of buildings are accountable for their decisions,: Mr Anderson said.
Consultation will be open until Wednesday and feedback from stakeholders will be reflected in the final Bill, where appropriate.
Comment is also currently being sought, until 16 October and feedback from stakeholders will be reflected in the final Bill, where appropriate.
Comment is also currently being sought, until October 28, on the draft Building and Development Certifiers Regulation 2019, which aims to strengthen the certification system in NSW.
To view the draft bill or the draft regulation visit the NSW Fair Trading Consultation page online.