Monday, June 24, 2024

New building commission for NSW

The NSW Government has announced it will establish a NSW Building Commission – a single body to oversee the regulation, licensing and oversight of the industry – by the end of 2023.

Premier, Chris Minns says the Building Commission will build on the strong foundation laid by Building Commissioner David Chandler since his appointment in 2019.

“I’ve made clear we need more supply, there’s no two ways about it,” the Premier said today.

“The pressure on the rental market is severe, and the government’s job is to get more supply into the system to help alleviate some of that pressure.

“But I want to provide confidence to the public that when we build, we’ll build properly.

“We want well-built, well-designed suburbs with top-tier buildings and top-tier builders.

“The Building Commissioner David Chandler has done a remarkable job cleaning up the construction industry. We want to expand on that and ensure can get supply moving while still maintaining public confidence in the quality.”

He said Commissioner Chandler has sent a strong message to the high-rise apartment sector that there is a tough regulator policing the industry.

“The NSW Building Commission will elevate and strengthen this work, ensuring people who purchase any property in NSW can have even greater confidence in the quality of the work,” said Mr Minns.

The NSW Government will also this year introduce to parliament its new Building Act.

It says the new Act will consolidate and modernise many pieces of legislation, some decades old, scattered throughout the state’s statute books.

NSW Minister for Building, Anoulack Chanthivong.

“We have the chance to deliver on a once in a generation opportunity to transform the NSW construction sector,” said Minister for Building, Anoulack Chanthivong.

“This sector accounts for almost 10% of the economy, so getting this right is critical.

“We have to build up not out and this is the first step in ensuring the projects in this global city are of the highest quality.”

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