On Sunday, February 10, NSW Better Regulation Minister Matt Kean announced a plan for a tightening of building regulations, clearly in a response to the Opal Tower and cladding scandals.
Confidence in the building industry is crumbling – as is electoral support for the NSW Liberal Coalition. It would be reasonable to assume that these proposed changes in the law … https://www.flat-chat.com.au/kean-announces-tighter-laws-for-apartment-builders/
This is good as a start but doesn’t go far enough.
We need compulsory Hone Warranty Insurance
re instated for apartment buildings higher than 3 storeys.
It is ludicrous that this insurance is compulsory for single houses and apartment buildings up to 3 storeys but not for apartment buildings higher than 3 storeys.
Even if this went though, it is only for NSW. It does not cover Victoria.
It should also ask that builders comply with conditions of building permit.
A builder can get a Certificate of Occupancy and then lease back to himself, for his own use, common property.
This might include parts of a corridor lined with cupboards he Leases, or even a common property goods lift in a mixed-use development.
Who is going to monitor compliance everywhere?