NSW Government to crack down on dodgy apartment builders

The Australian newspaper published a story on Tuesday, 21 January 2020 that the NSW Government would be introducing new legislation to crackdown on dodgy builders of high-rise apartments.

SCA (NSW) has welcomed this move by the NSW Government and issued a media release describing it as a “Game Changer” and the biggest single shake up in building laws in the history of NSW.

The proposed state building industry reforms, if enacted, will be a major step forward in ridding the state construction industry of dodgy builders.

SCA (NSW) President Chris Duggan, commended NSW Building Commissioner, David Chandler, for proposing the reforms and the Minister for Better Regulation, Kevin Anderson who will introduce the legislation into State Parliament later this year. You can read his media release here.

Minister Anderson has confirmed that a series of new measures will be introduced to improve building standards following the nightmare scenarios facing apartment buildings such as Mascot Towers and Opal Towers in Sydney.

SCA (NSW) is also writing to all members of NSW Parliament urging them to support the legislation as it passes through both Houses of Parliament.

SCA (NSW) is pleased that we are being listened to and we will continue to lobby for these reforms. We will keep our members updated as the legislation progresses.