The Australian Construction Industry Forum (ACIF) is pleased to release a comprehensive review of the implementation of the Building Confidence Report recommendations. The review found that the states and territories have made great progress towards implementing the recommendations, but there is still some work to be done. ACIF commends federal, state and territory ministers and public servants for their efforts in implementing the recommendations, and believes that they deserve considerable credit. However, not all of the recommendations have been implemented in all jurisdictions, so ACIF urges state and territory governments to keep up the momentum and good work. Now is not the time for state and territory governments to “take their eyes off the ball” in implementing critical building regulations for the quality and safety of our built environment.

After the Building Confidence Report was released in 2018, federal, state and territory governments committed to implementing all 24 recommendations. So a review was necessary to see how much progress had been made. One of the recommendations was that the recommendations be implemented within a three year period.

Dr James Cameron, Executive Director of ACIF commented, “My thanks to all the stakeholders that contributed to this review, including Ministers, public servants, ACIF members and staff, and one of the authors of the Building Confidence Report, Bronwyn Weir. This review would not have been possible without their input and support.”

“Australia can be proud of its built environment and construction industry. The implementation of the recommendations of the Building Confidence Report strengthens both.”

“We have been working on this review for around twelve months, and so it is satisfying to have it finalised and to release it into the public domain.”

“The review is a wealth of information on Australia’s building regulatory landscape. We hope that governments and building regulators take note of the review and continue to implement the recommendations of the Building Confidence Report. We will be advocating for this outcome”, Dr Cameron added.

ACIF’s review of the Building Confidence Report’s implementation can be downloaded from the ACIF website.

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