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Building Act Discussion Document Released

Building Act Discussion Document Released

Building Industry Authority Chairman Barry Brown has welcomed the release of the Discussion Document on the Building Act as an important step toward improving the effectiveness of New Zealand’s building regime.

“We are keen to see improvements to the quality of our building regulations and equally keen to see innovation and effectiveness addressed by the Building Act,” said Mr Brown.

The Building Industry Authority is very willing to take a greater leadership role in the industry and the discussion paper sets out some ways that this may occur, he said.

He said there is no dispute that the Building Industry Authority needs to expand its role with more expert staff and an accelerated work programme and that is being done.

This document is a significant step in the important process of improving the environment in which the building industry must operate. It is vital that industry members contribute to the process by reading the document and offering input.

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