Building and construction resources
This page has a range of resources to help industry adapt to our reforms and deliver quality building work.
Tools and templates
Sample OC Audit Report (PDF, 554KB) providing information about the OC Audit process and which elements may be inspected by Fair Trading during an audit.
Guidance material for certifiers (PDF, 212 KB) outlining how to approach ‘staged building work’ and how too select the applicable edition of the Building Code of Australia (BCA)
Certifier Practice Standard supporting certifiers to carry out their statutory obligations, and making clear the professional obligations and conduct of certifiers as public officials
Design and Building Practitioner Act resources including downloadable forms and guidance material to meet your new obligations.
Sample construction contracts
These sample construction contracts, also known as model clauses, support industry to adapt to their new declaration obligations under the Design and Building Practitioners Act 2020.
They are provided as information only and not as legal advice, and they do not address contract matters other than the Design and Building Practitioners Act. Contracting parties should obtain legal advice about including the use of the model clauses in their construction contracts.
Skyview Enforceable Undertaking developer agreement to provide an ongoing inspection and maintenance program backed by financial guarantees.
- The house with no piers (PDF, 445.47 KB) review of the issues relating to alleged defects in the construction of a home and the related complaints and dispute process.
These guidance materials have been developed by industry groups with input from the OBC.
- NATSPEC NSW Class 2 Reference Specification providing information on minimum standards for class 2 buildings, and supporting practitioners to identify the products and techniques that are fit for purpose
- Guide for design practitioners and engineers on the Design and Building Practitioners Act (developed by Consult Australia, Engineers Australia and the Australian Institute of Architects)
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