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Class 2 building reforms start

Residential building industry reforms started on 1 July 2021. Find out more about how the changes affect Professional Engineers and Design and Building Practitioners working on class 2 buildings.
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Stop work, prohibition and rectification orders

We have the power to stop work, stop occupation certificates from being issued, and order rectification work be done on residential apartment buildings. See our current orders.
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About the Building Commissioner

David Chandler OAM, NSW Building Commissioner
David Chandler OAM, NSW Building Commissioner

David Chandler OAM

NSW Building Commissioner

David Chandler OAM was appointed NSW Building Commissioner in 2019 after an impressive forty year career in the Australian construction industry.

In his capacity as NSW Building Commissioner David is improving the quality of construction and restoring trust in the industry through leading the delivery of Construct NSW, in collaboration with the sector.

Highlights of David’s career include project management of some of Australia’s most iconic developments such as Sydney’s Quay Apartments. As Adjunct Professor in the School of Computing, Engineering and Mathematics at Western Sydney University, David founded the Centre for Smart Modern Construction. He was the Deputy Chair of the BER Implementation review and is a regular industry commentator and presenter.

David was awarded an Order of Australia Medal in 1989 for his services to the construction industry. 

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Watch the Building Commissioner in conversation

Preparing for the D&BP Act

3 February 2021

David speaks to Helm CEO Mark Monk to discuss how developers should prepare for new legislation. 

A successful year of reform 

17 December 2020

David Chandler reflects on the successes in building reform in the last year.

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