Locally, this week the ACT Government released the findings of the Legislative Assembly’s Inquiry into Building Quality in the ACT. We have long been campaigning for the ACT Government to take steps to improve building quality in the ACT, through changes to the building regulatory system.
Following our advocacy efforts in the lead up to the 2020 ACT election, we welcome the Government’s commitment to implement the recommendations of the Building Confidence Report. While there is still work to be done to improve building quality in the ACT, improving the local building regulatory system is crucial part of the process.
We are encouraged that the ACT Government will broaden accountability in the industry, including requiring the registration of a broad range of building practitioners including engineers, designers, builders and site or project managers. We would also encourage the Government to prioritise training and education as a key reform priority,” he said.
We look forward to working with Minister Vassarotti and the ACT Government on future building reforms with the shared goal to improve building quality in the Nation’s Capital.
Nationally, The Australian Government announced the HomeBuilder program will be extended to 31 March 2021. We believe this is an important step in assisting the building and construction industry to lead the economic recovery, following the fiscal impacts of COVID-19.
The announcement also revealed changes to the HomeBuilder program, including:
For more information about the extension of HomeBuilder, click here.