BSP General Manager update – Codewords 91

Posted: 31 July 2019

Welcome to Issue 91 of Codewords.
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Thank you to everyone who submitted on the building law reform consultation. It was great to see such a strong response, with 470 submissions received from across the building sector. We will be publishing a submissions summary on the MBIE website very shortly, so keep an eye out for that.

It’s all hands on deck now as we work to advise the Minister for Building and Construction, and later to develop the detailed legislative design. While the Government is expected to make its first policy decisions later this year, there will still be opportunities to engage as we work to refine the proposed changes.

The Construction Sector Accord work is also full steam ahead, with the focus now on developing a plan of action for the industry. The aim is to engage later this year, with the Accord Strategy Group of industry leaders and government Chief Executives at the helm of this programme of work.

On the topic of active consultations, there’s still time to have your say on the proposed regulatory framework for dam safety. These regulations propose to establish a nationally consistent approach that will protect people, property and environment from the impact of a large dam failure. You’ve got until the 6th of August to make a submission.

We'll be opening up the next round of feedback for proposed changes to the Building Code on the 5th of August. This is part of our wider initiative to continually evolve the Building Code by making biannual improvements. The submissions we receive from this consultation will help determine how we change the selected Acceptable Solutions and Verification Methods in November.

Enjoy the issue.

Anna Butler
GM Building System Performance (BSP)
Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment

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