NSW – Hendry reminds clients of a very good information sheet issued by the Building Professionals Board covering changes to the Environment Planning and Assessment Act 2012 and Building Professionals Act 2005.

Major changes include:

  • Council can recover investigative costs
  • Transferring records to a new principal certifying authority
  • Persons can issue compliance certificates
  • Disciplinary actions against certifier
  • Conflicts of interest for compliance certificates
  • Assessment of accredited certifiers
  • Written contracts for certification work
  • Issue of occupation certificates