NSW Legislation Update: Certifiers Authorised to Appoint Non-Accredited People to Undertake Regulated Work

NSW Legislation Update: Certifiers Authorised to Appoint Non-Accredited People to Undertake Regulated Work Following the introduction of the Building and Development Certifiers legislation on the 1st of July, the government have since gazetted that certifiers are authorised to appoint people who are not accredited to undertake regulated work with regards to particular fire safety items […]

NSW Legislation Update – Accredited Practitioner (Fire Safety)

NSW Legislation Update – Accredited Practitioner (Fire Safety) On the 1st July 2020 the NSW Government introduced legislative changes regarding the accredited persons able to endorse measures for the Annual Fire Safety Statement (AFSS). The EP&A Regulations now states that Essential Fire Safety Measures (EFSM) are to be endorsed on the Annual Fire Safety Statement […]

NSW Legislation Update: BUILDING AND DEVELOPMENT CERTIFIERS ACT 2018 AND BUILDING AND DEVELOPMENT CERTIFIERS REGULATION 2020

NSW Legislation Update: BUILDING AND DEVELOPMENT CERTIFIERS ACT 2018 AND BUILDING AND DEVELOPMENT CERTIFIERS REGULATION 2020 The Building Professionals Act 2005 (BP Act) has been replaced with the Building and Development Certifiers Act 2018 (B&DC Act), which was passed by Government on the 24th October 2018. The B&DC Act and the accompanying Regulation (Building and Development […]

Legislative Update: Cladding Levy Changes on the Building Activity Management System

The Victorian Government recently announced a program of cladding rectification works to fund over 500 buildings in Victoria that are deemed to be high-risk due to the existence of flammable cladding materials. Half of the program will be funded through a temporary increase in the levy charged for building works for specific buildings, locations and cost of works. 

Essential Services Management Update Annual Fire Safety Statement (AFSS) Regulations

The NSW Government has introduced reforms to the Environmental Planning and Assessment Regulation which introduced enhanced requirements relating to fire safety in existing buildings. Part of this was the introduction of Competent Fire Safety Practitioner (CFSP) and accreditation. Over the past few years there has been a transition to accreditation of CFSP and this will now come into effect 6th April 2020.

Industry Watch: Professional Indemnity Insurance Response

Professional Indemnity Insurance Response 2 July 2019 While McKenzie Group has Professional Indemnity (PI) insurance policy coverage and protection in place and isn’t impacted by the current cladding exclusions issues, as leaders in our sector, we will continue to push for the much-needed reforms to address the current skewed liability burden on Accredited Certifiers. The […]

NSW Legislation Update: Planning Legislation Amendment Bill 2019

This amendment clarifies the ability for Occupation Certificate to be issued for part of a building and for part of a partially completed building. This change is needed as the ability to issue ‘interim occupation certificates’ was removed from the planning act as part of the major review and restructure of the Act.