Changes are coming to the residential building industry

Thank you for your feedback on the draft Regulation. It helped the Government to make reforms that will improve the design and construction of residential apartment buildings so people are confident to live and invest in them.

The consultation report explains the changes made to the draft Regulation in response to your feedback. You can also read the submissions from individuals and businesses.

Read the Design and Building Practitioners Regulation 2021 to learn more.

New requirements for professionals

The new 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.


To find out more about the changes and how to register, visit the Fair Trading website.

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