Development industry in support of new Bill

Media Release (Sydney, Australia) — Leading development industry body, the Urban Development Institute of Australia (UDIA) NSW supports the Design and Building Practitioners Bill 2019 which passed the Lower House today.

In particular, UDIA NSW supports the work that the Minister for Better Regulation and Innovation Kevin Anderson has done to drive this reform process.

We also look forward to continuing to work with Government and the NSW Building Commissioner David Chandler to improve the chain of responsibility across all those involved in the design and construction process.

The industry is keen to continue working to make sure confidence is restored and to provide certainty to homeowners. We are focused on this Bill giving greater clarity on the chain of responsibility and we want to see that this also extends to certification from sub-contractors.

Quotes attributable to Urban Development Institute of Australia (UDIA) NSW chief executive Mr Steve Mann:

“The industry is acutely aware of the need to build confidence in the community. We believe the Government is taking the right steps by introducing this Bill.”

“This Bill will provide a higher level of oversight to ensure that all stakeholders are operating at a high standard.”

“The industry is stepping up to make sure that these problems are resolved without keeping housing out of reach for the next generation of Australians.”

“We want to see the chain of responsibility extended further to ensure that sub-contractors as well as contractors and head contractors are accountable for guaranteeing the quality of their work.”

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Media Enquiries: media@udiansw.com.au