Reforming building laws in NSW

The NSW Government is working to increase confidence in our building industry.

We are creating a new foundation for construction by looking at how we can improve laws, better protect consumers and support workers.

We are committed to transforming the industry by:

  • improving safety, accountability and transparency
  • ensuring high-quality design, construction and maintenance
  • modernising and simplifying building legislation.

Whether you work in building and construction or are a member of the public, if you have an opinion on the building industry in NSW, we want to hear from you.

Tell us what you think

To have your say on reforming building laws in NSW, we recommend completing the all-in-one survey.

The all-in-one survey allows you to skip through all topics to the ones that interest you.

Alternatively, if you are only interested in a single topic area, you can complete a single topic survey below.

Written submissions

You can also make a submission. This option allows you to give detailed feedback or respond directly to the questions in the regulatory impact statements.

For more information, please refer to the Related documents.

The consultation is open until Friday 25 November 2022.

All-in-one survey

This is the recommended option if you are going to respond to more than one topic.

Couple meeting with their builders
Reforming building laws in NSW
Have your say on all topics in our all-in-one survey.

You can easily skip through all topics and respond to the ones you are most interested in.


Seven topic areas of change

Find out more about the proposed reforms and complete a single topic survey.

Family seeing their new home being built
Builder stacking timber
Making home building fairer and easier: consumer protections, strata building bonds and inspections

Supplying and using safer building products: improving accountability for the quality and safety of building products



Regulating prefabricated and manufactured homes: increasing protections for consumers

Strengthening building compliance and enforcement: bringing enforcement powers under a single Act, including new strata and community land powers
Builders and architects having zoom meeting


Licensing commercial and home building work: owner-builder regulation and improving supervision

Upskilling the building and construction industry: training and education requirements for designers and builders
Builder writing cheques


Securing prompt and fair payment for building work: helping workers get paid more quickly and avoid disputes


The NSW Government is working to increase confidence in our building industry.

We are creating a new foundation for construction by looking at how we can improve laws, better protect consumers and support workers.

We are committed to transforming the industry by:

  • improving safety, accountability and transparency
  • ensuring high-quality design, construction and maintenance
  • modernising and simplifying building legislation.

Whether you work in building and construction or are a member of the public, if you have an opinion on the building industry in NSW, we want to hear from you.

Tell us what you think

To have your say on reforming building laws in NSW, we recommend completing the all-in-one survey.

The all-in-one survey allows you to skip through all topics to the ones that interest you.

Alternatively, if you are only interested in a single topic area, you can complete a single topic survey below.

Written submissions

You can also make a submission. This option allows you to give detailed feedback or respond directly to the questions in the regulatory impact statements.

For more information, please refer to the Related documents.

The consultation is open until Friday 25 November 2022.

All-in-one survey

This is the recommended option if you are going to respond to more than one topic.

Couple meeting with their builders
Reforming building laws in NSW
Have your say on all topics in our all-in-one survey.

You can easily skip through all topics and respond to the ones you are most interested in.


Seven topic areas of change

Find out more about the proposed reforms and complete a single topic survey.

Family seeing their new home being built
Builder stacking timber
Making home building fairer and easier: consumer protections, strata building bonds and inspections

Supplying and using safer building products: improving accountability for the quality and safety of building products



Regulating prefabricated and manufactured homes: increasing protections for consumers

Strengthening building compliance and enforcement: bringing enforcement powers under a single Act, including new strata and community land powers
Builders and architects having zoom meeting


Licensing commercial and home building work: owner-builder regulation and improving supervision

Upskilling the building and construction industry: training and education requirements for designers and builders
Builder writing cheques


Securing prompt and fair payment for building work: helping workers get paid more quickly and avoid disputes


When building or renovating a home, should the building contract specify details about expected timings and progress payment amounts?

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