New Legislation, New Powers and Renewed Confidence, David Chandler and the OBC

We head into the end of the year continuing our advocacy for better construction standards across the state. We have been reframing our work on government and industry initiatives to better influence the strata agenda in NSW and assist in the delivery of improved consumer confidence across the state.

Part of this transformation has been the strong relationship and mutual collaboration with the Office of the Building Commissioner and David Chandler.

Strata Community Association (NSW) and the Office of the Building Commissioner have been working closely on government projects to help foster and re-establish consumer confidence for the building/construction industry in New South Wales.

David Chandler was recently interviewed by 60 Minutes in a segment called ‘Buyer Beware’ which addresses the systemic failings of the building/construction industry and shines a very positive light on the OBC, heralded as bringing NSW into the future of construction standards.

The piece can be found here.

The construction reforms that the NSW Government have introduced this year and David Chandler’s regulatory muscle push NSW ahead of other states in beefing up regulation of an industry notorious for past failings.

This is a huge step forward and redefining crossroad for strata and the construction industry.

As you know, we intend to champion the significant achievements to our industry and forge a new era for Strata building upon our desire to assist in the delivery of defined and measurable improvement in consumer confidence to support Strata Owners in NSW.

We have high expectations of success for the OBC and we’re confident we will soon start to see positive and measurable differences in consumer confidence and purchasing experience.

As such, we have sought a defined and measurable improvement in consumer confidence and have called on the Office of the Building Commissioner to deliver a 50% increase in consumer confidence by 2025!