Building Stronger Foundations

Submission cover sheet

  • Name of organisation or individual making this submission


  • Authorised delegate/contact person

    Michael Lang

  • Position

  • Organisation

Questions on possible options

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

    Originals and variations

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


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

    Electronically and physical (paper) format

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

    When you have a person or persons trying to submit something that they know is no right but still trying to submit it as it will “perform” for a while but they know they will not be around to be around to be responsible and it normally involves a massive cost saving for those concerned

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

    Making developers/ designers/ builders all put their own personal home up as assurance/s then perhaps their passports and bank accounts

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

    As above

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

    As above

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


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

    Honesty, Personal assurances especially for long term issues

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

    Personal insurances. Would you like to be told simply just to move out of your own unit home after a few years ie Mascot or Homebush ?

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

    Enough not to make it a free for all for insurance companies by enough to make builders responsible PRRSONALLY

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

    A lot more than they currently have. The definition of “ building designer is???? Is it a NATIONAL definition?

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

    ALL practitioners!!!’

  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?


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


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