David Chandler to continue on as NSW Building Commissioner
Minister for Customer Service and Digital Government, Small Business and Fair Trading Victor Dominello today announced the NSW Building Commissioner David Chandler would remain in his role until August 2023.
“Mr Chandler is a highly respected industry leader and his commitment to the year ahead ensures we will maintain momentum in lifting customer confidence across residential building and construction in NSW,” Mr Dominello said.
“He has made significant contributions to building industry reform in this State and I am happy the work can continue under his leadership.
“In the year ahead, the focus will be on continued advocacy for industry change to deliver key projects, including Project Remediate and a new initiative known as Project Intervene, where we are working with the strata community to help rectify serious defects in existing buildings.”
Mr Dominello said Mr Chandler would work closely with the Property Services Commissioner John Minns to progress industry reform, including across the strata sector.
“This will be an important collaboration as the journey of establishing buildings transitions into what happens after they are built. Close engagement with strata communities, building managers and other service providers will inform the key areas we need to address,” Mr Dominello said.
Mr Chandler will move forward with both industry and consumers to advance ongoing and additional building reforms. This will include progressing Construct NSW, which focuses on six areas of industry reform: regulation, ratings, education, contracts, digital tools and data and research.
He said he was pleased to continue the work industry had achieved to date.
“Much has been achieved in the past two years but there is still more to be done to establish NSW’s residential building and construction market as the most trusted and customer-centric in the country. I am looking forward to continuing the work we have started,” Mr Chandler said.