NSW unveils plan for the future of building and construction

The NSW Government will introduce legislation to support the implementation of ratings systems for professionals in the building industry as well as strong new powers to prevent occupation certificates from being issued on suspect developments.

The rating system will rank builders, developers and certifiers on their workplace safety record, customer complaints, the age of their business, financial credibility, and other aspects.

The changes form part of the NSW Building Commissioner’s work plan which, for the first time, outlines publicly how the government plans to overhaul the building and construction industry in NSW under six reform pillars.

The six reform pillars cover legislation and regulations changes, ratings systems, improving skills within the industry, ensuring contracts help meet standards, digitising the industry and establishing NSW as a leader in modern construction methods.

Further information about the rating system and the six pillars is available here.