ACT Legislative Assembly


07. Inquiry into the Building and Construction Legislation Amendment Bill 2019

Call for submissions on the Building and Construction Legislation Amendment Bill 2019

The Standing Committee on Economic Development and Tourism is calling for submissions to its inquiry into the Building and Construction Legislation Amendment Bill 2019.

Significant proposed changes in the bill include:

  • Introducing director liability and allowing rectification orders against directors and partners under the Construction Occupations (Licencing) Act 2004;
  • Granting new powers to building inspectors to direct builders and landowners to correct non-compliant or unsafe work;
  • Permitting the Registrar to publicise stop work notices;
  • Allowing construction licensees to enter into enforceable undertakings for rectification work;

The bill and accompanying explanatory statement can be viewed on the ACT Legislation Register at https://www.legislation.act.gov.au/b/db_61176/.

On 24 October the Legislative Assembly referred the bill to the Committee with a requirement to report back on 26 November 2019. This inquiry is in addition to the Committee’s ongoing inquiry into building quality.

Written submissions should be lodged by close of business on 13 November 2019.

Submissions should include your full name, postal address and telephone number. Electronic lodgement is preferred. Additional information on the submissions process can be found on the Assembly’s website www.parliament.act.gov.au.

For further information or to lodge a submission please contact the Committee Secretary on (02) 6205 0129 or by email at: LACommitteeEDT@parliament.act.gov.au.

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01. Hes PDF (474.2 KB)
02. Owners Corporation Network PDF (422.7 KB)
03. ACT Government PDF (898.6 KB)
03a ACT Government - Attachment PDF (163.8 KB)
04. French PDF (291.5 KB)
05. Kingston Place PDF (351.3 KB)
06. HIA PDF (1.4 MB)
07. Crestwood PDF (638.4 KB)
08. Master Builders Association PDF (550.3 KB)
09. ACT Law Society PDF (1.3 MB)
10. Inner South Canberra Community Council PDF (307.9 KB)
11. CFMEU ACT PDF (566.9 KB)
12. Property Council of Australia (ACT Division) PDF (1.0 MB)
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Report 7 - Inquiry into Building and Construction Legislation Amendment Bill 2019 PDF (432.4 KB) Word (2.6 MB)
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Government Responses tabled 28 November 2019 PDF (259.6 KB)
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Media release - Call for Submissions (25 October 2019) PDF (205.4 KB)
Media release - Report on Inquiry into Building and Construction Legislation Amendment Bill 2019 released (22 November 2019) PDF (261.9 KB)

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