Building Reform 2021

NT Government

The Territory Labor Government is prioritising reforms to building regulations to give our community even greater confidence in the local building industry.

The Territory’s construction industry supports local jobs and creates homes for Territorians. We want to make sure that when Territorians make their biggest investment, they feel safe in their homes and are confident that it has been built to a quality standard that meets the National Construction Code.

These reforms build on the work we have done to implement the National Building Confidence Report (BCR) and will improve regulatory compliance and quality-building outcomes for Territory home owners and investors.

Government is working with local industry groups to develop priority reforms that target key issues and the next stage of Building Reforms will focus on:

  1. Establishing a framework for continuing professional development for building practitioners.
  2. Creating a new category of registration for commercial builders.
  3. Establishing a third-party peer review of the structural design of complex buildings – including buildings above three storeys.
  4. Increasing capacity to undertake physical audits on residential and other buildings.
  5. Increasing civil penalties for disciplinary action taken by Building Practitioners Board.

Government will continue to consult with local industry and the community on Building Reform to implement improvements to the building framework.

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