Report into the Building and Construction Industry

The NSW Government has released the government’s response to a national report into compliance and enforcement in the building industry.

The government has indicated that many of the recommendations will be adopted, including the introduction of a “Building Commissioner”.

Recommendations focus on the following:

  • registration and training of practitioners;
  • roles and responsibilities of regulators;
  • role of fire authorities;
  • integrity of private building surveyors;
  • collecting and sharing building information and intelligence;
  • adequacy of documentation and record keeping;
  • inspection regimes;
  • post-construction information management;
  • building product safety; and
  • the appropriate and effective implementation of any changes.

Click below to read the report in full.

National Report – Building Confidence – by Peter Shergold and Bronwyn Weir

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