Have your say on improving the design and construction of residential apartment buildings so people are confident to live and invest in them.

The draft Design and Building Practitioners Regulation includes registration schemes for design and building practitioners and engineers who work on multistorey, multi-unit residential apartment buildings.

New requirements for professionals

The changes will require:

  • design and building practitioners to declare their work complies with the Building Code of Australia,
  • engineers to register to provide professional engineering work,
  • all practitioners to meet continuing professional development and code of practice requirements.

Changes are described in detail in the:

Thank you for your feedback

Thank you to everyone who contributed to the survey, quick poll or submission. In response to your feedback, we've drafted a report that explains the changes that were made to the draft Regulation. You can now read the consultation report and submissions - see the relevant boxes on this page.

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