Building Stronger Foundations

Submission cover sheet

  • Name of organisation or individual making this submission

    Confidentiality requested

Questions on possible options

  1. What kind of plans should be signed off and declared by a statutory declaration?

    All plans to ensure uniform standard.

  2. Should a statutory declaration accompany all variations to plans or only major variations?

    All variations - see above

  3. How should plans be provided to, or accessed by, the Building Commissioner?

    Establish Data base

  4. In what circumstances would it be difficult to document performance solutions and their compliance with the BCA?


  5. What would the process for declaring that a building complies with its plans look like?

  6. What kind of role should builders play in declaring final building work?

    Secondary / advisory. Builders should not have the final say,

  7. Which builders involved in building work should be responsible for signing off on buildings?

    Principal Contractor

  8. Are existing licensing regimes appropriate to be accepted as registration for some builders and building designers, such as architects, for the new scheme?

    No - too lax. Allowance of abuse via loopholes

  9. What should be the minimum requirements for a registration scheme?

    Options : -10 years practical experience as builder -Minimum Cert IV

  10. What form of insurance should be mandatory for ‘building designers’? Why?

    As per similar professionals. (PI)

  11. What kinds of minimum requirements should be prescribed for the insurance policy (for example, value, length of cover, etc.)?

  12. What skills should be mandatory for ‘building designers’?

  13. Which categories of building practitioners should owe a duty of care?


  14. What should be the scope of the duty of care? Should it apply to all or certain types of work? If so, which work?

    All work

  15. What types of consumers should be owed a duty of care?

    All consumers where work is over $5000

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