After the Sydney Towers Cracked Up the Designers and Builders Act came into effect!

FOLLOWING the disasters of the Opal Tower and Mascot Towers and others … apart from the appointment of a NSW Building Commissioner, CAAN did a search to find out whether the legislation had been introduced in NSW requiring builders and designers to be registered.  This is what we found among the reports:

1 July 2020:

The Design and Building Practitioners Act 2020 comes into effect – but is it designed right?

3 July 2020

New NSW legislation imposes obligations on construction industry and establishes new statutory duty owed to owners

19 June 2019

The reasons why so many high-rise towers have faults

‘An explosive study into the poor quality of apartment buildings has found that new blocks are “plagued with defects”, with at least one found in 85 per cent of all buildings analysed.

Written by Deakin University’s Nicole Johnston and Griffith University’s Sacha Reid, the report found 97 per cent of buildings in New South Wales had at least one type of defect.

The figures were also worryingly high in Queensland (71 per cent) and Victoria (74 per cent).

“The concern is not that defects occur, they are inevitable,” the report said.

“The concern is the extent, severity and impact these defects have on buildings and their occupants.” ‘