NSW – HENDRY building certifiers advise that the Building Professionals Board has issued a bulletin covering conflict of interest provisions for council accredited certifiers. In part the Bulletin states:
“Certifiers must not issue Part 4A or complying development certificates if they have a ‘conflict of interest’, except in certain cases as specified in the legislation.
The changes include:
- A $5 million limit on the value of work that may be certified by council certifiers under certain conflict of interest exemptions
- A new exemption for council certifiers to issue certificates to the council or a council employee, where the council or employee has been involved in the design or construction of the development (the new $5 million limit applies)
- Transitional provisions.
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