Registration deadline for Project Intervene extended
The NSW Government will extend the Project Intervene program to ensure existing homes are up to standard and restore integrity in the construction and building industry.
The program allows Owner Corporations to use the expertise of the NSW Building Commissioner and his team with negotiation and mediation with developers in buildings that may have defects.
By preventing strata committees and developers engaging in costly and lengthy court battles, Project Intervene offers financial savings to eligible apartment owners let down by poor quality construction work.
Registrations will be extended to November instead of wrapping up at the end of this month.
Since the program launched in mid-2022 about 100 owners corporations let down by developers have taken up the support provided and 49 building inspections have been completed.
The assistance includes help repairing serious defects in the common property of buildings, including waterproofing, fire safety systems, structural systems, building enclosure and building services.
The NSW Government has also announced plans to restore confidence in the sector and to ensure we have quality built homes in NSW.
The Government’s reform agenda will ensure those who purchase property in NSW can have even greater confidence in the quality of the work by:
- Creating the state’s first NSW Building Commission - a single body to oversee the regulation, licensing and oversight of the industry.
- Creating a new Building Act which utilises plain English. The new Building Act will consolidate and modernise many pieces of legislation, some decades old, scattered throughout the state’s statute books.
NSW Premier Chris Minns said:
“The NSW Government is determined to restore integrity to the building and construction industry in New South Wales."
“The NSW Building Commissioner David Chandler has done a remarkable job cleaning up the construction industry."
“This program provides homeowners with the resources of the Building Commissioner when they negotiate with developers to fix defects."
“Negotiating through the Building Commissioner means fewer lengthy legal battles between owners and developers."
“More than 100 homes have already used this program and we want to encourage more owners to register."
Minister for Building Anoulack Chanthivong said:
“The NSW Government wants more owners corporations to have the opportunity to register with Project Intervene to ensure residential apartment buildings with defects are brought up to an acceptable standard."
“The housing supply crisis that our state is facing will require a surge in construction, if NSW is to retain its young people and families."
“Ensuring existing apartment buildings are good quality, well constructed buildings will give families greater confidence in this critical industry. "
Building Commissioner David Chandler said:
"Project Intervene uses the powers of the Residential Apartment Building Act to compel developers and builders to remediate serious defects."
"While all owners corporations should always take their own legal advice, Project Intervene offers an alternative or parallel pathway to getting serious defects rectified in apartment buildings.”
Visit the website for more information and eligibility at Project Intervene.