Building System Reform implementation timeframes

Last updated: 24 February 2023

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The Building System Reforms cover multiple areas of work which are all concurrently under way and phased to be completed over several years.

The Building System Reforms have been phased so we can deliver positive changes quickly, while continuing to focus on areas that need more development. This gives the sector time to shift to new regulatory settings with minimal disruption.

The following tables provide a high-level summary of work that has been completed so far, and what you can expect next.

Timeframes for implementing the Building Amendment Act 2021

Activity Timeframe
Building (Building Products and Methods, Modular Components, and Other Matters) Amendment Act 2021 achieves Royal Ascent. 7 June 2021
New maximum penalties and timeframes to deter poor or illegal behaviour come into effect. 8 June 2021
Cabinet agrees to policy proposals for building product information, BuiltReady and CodeMark 1 November 2021
Government makes regulations on building product information requirements 7 June 2022
BuiltReady and a strengthened CodeMark scheme are launched. 7 September 2022
Regulations for new building product information requirements come into force. 11 December 2023

Timeframes for Occupational regulation reform

Activity Timeframe
Licensed Building Practitioners Code of Ethics approved by Cabinet 25 October 2021
Licensed Building Practitioners Code of Ethics comes into force 25 October 2022
Consultation of occupational regulation reforms for Licenced Building Practitioners, Plumbers, Gasfitters and Drainlayers, Electrical Workers, and Registered Architects closes. 6 April 2023

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Timeframes for the consent system review

Activity Timeframe
Risk, Liability and Insurance in the Building Sector – Policy position statement released. 21 July 2022
Public consultation on the Consent System closed. 4 September 2022
Public consultation on options for a new or amended building system TBC 2023

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