Message from the Executive Director, Compliance and Dispute Resolution

Construct NSW continues to enhance the regulator’s capabilities and focus on the customer in everything that we do.

We recently completed the first of the ‘as-built’ design and building practitioner audits. Inspectors reviewed the declared designs and followed up with a physical site visit. These complete the design and building practitioner compliance program, complementing the existing audits of declared designs and pre-Occupation Certificate (OC) inspections.

Through March and April we rolled out compliance initiatives including:

  • more unannounced visits to active building projects
  • trade contractor licensing checks
  • audits of certifiers working on class 1 projects.

We are also refining our internal processes to reduce the time it takes to issue an order after an audit. We are working towards issuing draft Building Work Rectification Orders and Prohibition Orders to developers within two weeks. Final Orders are set for release one to two weeks after considering submissions.

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