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Next steps announced for building law reforms

Posted: 16 October 2019

On 11 October the Minister for Building and Construction announced the Government’s first set of decisions on the proposed building reforms.

The reforms will speed up consenting, help people to choose the right products and install them correctly, and make it cheaper and faster to use innovative building methods such as prefabrication.

MBIE is now working on the details for each proposal so a draft Bill can be introduced to Parliament in the first half of 2020.

The proposed changes will be phased to come into effect over time. This will allow MBIE to keep up the momentum with the reforms while continuing to work on those proposals that need further development and testing.

Find out more about the reforms.

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