16 January 2020
NSW Minister for Better Regulation, Kevin Anderson, has advised industry practitioners that from April 2020, only persons accredited as competent fire safety practitioners (CFSPs) under the Fire Protection Association Australia (FPA Australia) Fire Protection Accreditation Scheme (FPAS) will be authorised to endorse plans and specifications of fire safety systems.
29 November 2019
Construction sites, hazardous chemical facilities and sites with mobile plant equipment are some of the workplaces targeted in a new High-Risk Workplaces Strategy launched by the NSW Government today.
28 November 2019
The NSW Government will enhance Sydney’s night-time economy with extended trading hours for venues and bottle shops, a relaxation of after-midnight drink rules and other changes to be introduced from January.
14 November 2019
Legislation to reinstate a festival safety system that requires high-risk music festivals to prepare a safety management plan was today approved by NSW Parliament.
8 November 2019
Aspiring and existing business owners in the City of Sydney can now access a NSW Government one-stop shop Business Concierge service, potentially saving them time and money when starting or expanding a café, restaurant or small bar.
7 November 2019
A staggering 22,500 hours of work has gone into inspecting buildings across NSW, suspected of having dangerous cladding.
7 November 2019
Families across New South Wales will be safer in their homes with the announcement of a wide-ranging fire safety package by the state government.
31 October 2019
Minister for Better Regulation and Innovation Kevin Anderson today congratulated the winners of the 2019 SafeWork Awards.
29 October 2019
Groundbreaking new rules will give the NSW Government the power to claw back excessive insurer profits from Compulsory Third Party (CTP) insurance and return the money to motorists through cheaper Green Slips.
23 October 2019
The NSW Government continues to deliver on its promised suite of reforms to the building and construction industry, with the introduction of the Design and Building Practitioners Bill 2019 to the NSW Parliament today.
21 October 2019
Workers involved in the cutting of manufactured stone, sandstone and building products will be better protected from dust diseases with the NSW Government today announcing a range of new measures to prevent exposure to silica dust.
16 October 2019
Reporting dangerous work practices and risks to workers’ safety is now easier than ever with the NSW Government’s new mobile reporting system ‘Speak Up. Save Lives’.
3 October 2019
The next tranche of reforms to the building and construction industry will soon be introduced to the NSW Parliament, following the release of an exposure draft of the Design and Building Practitioners Bill 2019.
30 September 2019
The NSW Government is continuing to deliver on its commitment to reforming the building and construction industry, with the release of the draft Building and Development Certifiers Regulation 2019.
23 September 2019
The NSW Government has streamlined rebates to further assist drought stricken farmers to claim their $2,000 rebate from the Quad Bike Safety Improvement Program as one payment and at the point of sale.
4 September 2019
The NSW Government is seeking feedback on key documents to support the implementation of Property Services Industry reforms. This includes a new set of qualification requirements, supporting regulations and enhanced Continuing Professional Development obligations.
2 September 2019
Bereaved consumers purchasing funeral goods and services will soon experience greater price transparency as funeral directors begin to transition to new consumer focussed regulations from today.
1 August 2019
Home owners will be better protected following the appointment of building and construction expert David Chandler OAM as NSW Building Commissioner.
12 July 2019
Minister for Better Regulation and Innovation Kevin Anderson today announced a revamped Greyhound Racing NSW (GRNSW) Board as the industry enters the next phase of its evolution ahead of next year’s statutory review of the Greyhound Racing Act 2017.
9 July 2019
The NSW Government is taking the next steps to deliver an election commitment to reform exit fee rules and charges for retirement village residents, their families and operators, with the release of the discussion paper for public consultation today.
2 July 2019
New laws now in effect have changed how the sport of paintball is regulated in NSW by reclassifying paintball markers and removing them from firearms legislation administered by the NSW Police Force.
14 October 2019
The NSW Government is launching a new crackdown on land tax compliance, putting landowners not paying their fair share on notice.
21 February 2020
Minister for Better Regulation Kevin Anderson today announced a new plan to reduce cases of the deadly lung disease silicosis, caused by ingesting harmful dust when dry-cutting manufactured stone.
21 January 2020
Dodgy developments will be a thing of the past under NSW Government plans that will see the implementation of ratings systems for professionals in the building industry and strong new powers to prevent occupation certificates from being issued on suspect developments.