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?

    As built footing and reinforcing plans should prepared by a registered surveyor. This may require a new classification of registered surveyor for this work

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

    All variations

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

    Electronically through a portal

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

    Dont know

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

    series of compliance certificates

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

    should be providing a guarantee and maintain liability

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

    All involved

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

    builder and surveyor should be covered

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

    annual with CPD

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


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

    7 years

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


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

    Designer, builder and surveyor

  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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