The NSW government will be rolling out a new compliance program beginning September 1st to undertake risk-based inspections of high-rise residential apartment projects.
Building Commissioner David Chandler will also be given new powers to deny occupation certificates for sub-standard work.
Minister for Better Regulation and Innovation, Kevin Anderson has made it clear that sub-standard work will not be accepted.
“A poor safety record is often an indicator of poor construction standards and sub-standard building work. Those overseeing these type of projects will now not only be prosecuted under workplace safety legislation, but could also be denied an occupation certificate meaning apartments cannot be settled.
“We’re entering a new era in building and construction where developers, builders and everyone involved on building sites is on notice: poor safety standards and shoddy, non-compliant work will not be tolerated,” Mr Anderson said.