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The Office of the NSW Building Commissioner

Leading once-in-a-generation reform, of the design and building industry.

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. 

Watch the Building Commissioner in conversation

A successful year of reform 

17 December 2020

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

Occupation Certificate Audits

8 October 2020

David talks about the Occupation Certificate Audits which began in September 2020.

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