Building Act Review discussion document gets high interest?
More than 380 written submissions were received on proposals to change the way building is regulated. Submissions to the discussion document closed on 23 April after an eight-week consultation period.
The aims of the Building Act review are to:
- ensure quality homes and buildings are produced through an efficient and cost-effective regulatory framework
- increase confidence in the building and housing market, and
- ensure homes and buildings are built using the right skills and knowledge.
Submissions were received from a wide range of individuals and groups including home and building owners, local councils, businesses, major sector organisations and specialist interest groups.
A wide range of views was expressed, and the Department of Building and Housing is now working through the points raised.
Because of the volume of submissions and the significance of the issues raised, the timetable for the review is being extended by a few weeks.
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