Have your say on building reforms
The NSW Government is seeking industry and community input on proposed changes to building sector legislation to better protect consumers, support businesses and their workers and to restore confidence in the NSW construction industry.
NSW Fair Trading Commissioner, Natasha Mann, said the NSW Government is conducting public consultations focusing on ensuring compliant design and building work in shared accommodation and residential care facilities, and enhancing fire safety measures across all buildings.
“The feedback here will refine proposals to improve building regulatory standards across the State that have been co-designed through our ongoing engagement with key industry and community stakeholders,” Ms Mann said.
“A second consultation will propose comprehensive reforms to the NSW building regulatory framework, including enhanced consumer protections and changes to strata.
“We want those who work in the industry and members of the community to help us to improve rules around the design, construction, certification, and ongoing safety of NSW buildings.
“We will also be seeking feedback in relation to building products and fit-for-purpose regulatory framework for prefabricated building work.
"The consultation will also seek comment on expanded compliance and enforcement powers, clear licensing rules across the industry, upskilling industry practitioners and securing payments for those doing building work.
“Whether you work in the building industry as a tradie, designer, supplier, or if you’re building or renovating your home, if you have an opinion on the building industry in NSW - we want to hear from you,” Ms Mann said.
To have your say on more compliant and fire-safe buildings, visit the Have your say web page.
The consultation is open until Friday 7 October 2022.
To have your say on reforming building laws in NSW, visit the Have your say web page.
The consultation is open until Friday 25 November 2022.