23 January 2020

Having grappled for more than 12 months with the fallout from three evacuated buildings and abandoned apartments that have trashed confidence in the industry, the Berejiklian government announced on Monday new powers for the Building Commissioner to use the rating tool to select sites to audit and halt dodgy apartment projects.

In a blog post last week, Building Commissioner David Chandler said: “By 2025, it should be possible to provide a high level of compliance and resilience confidence for new buildings.”

Karen Stiles from the Owners Corporation Network, which represents apartment buyers, said the power for the Building Commissioner to block occupation certificates from being issued was “game changing”.

The Sydney Morning Herald
Carrie Fellner and Nigel Gladstone

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