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.
Jeremy Hanson MLA, Chair of the Committee, said that, “the Bill makes a number of changes to building law and the Committee is interested in hearing the views of all parties on the proposed amendments. The Committee must report back to the Assembly within a short timeframe so is urging interested parties to prepare their submissions as soon as is possible.”
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.
Friday 25 October 2019