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The NSW Government released a consultation draft of the Design and Building Practitioners Bill 2019 on 2 October 2019. The Bill follows on from the Government’s discussion paper, released in June this year, in response to the Building Confidence report by Peter Shergold and Bronwyn Weir. 

The consultation period on the draft Bill is open until 16 October 2019. A copy of the draft Bill and a Government outline of the key reforms in the Bill can be found here

The discussion paper proposed a number of key reforms that would see new requirements placed on building designers and builders, as well as the establishment of a duty of care to home owners, owners corporations and small businesses. The discussion paper and our brief summary of it can be found here.

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