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UDIA Welcomes Building Commissioner’s decision to remain in role

UDIA NSW welcomed the announcement today by Minister Dominello that David Chandler OAM would remain in his role as NSW Building Commissioner until August 2023.

“David Chandler is an advocate for the modernisation of a viable Australian construction sector with a view to help prepare the next generation of constructors to be future ready,” said Steve Mann, CEO, UDIA NSW.

“He has delivered the critical reforms needed to rebuild consumer confidence in trustworthy developers. He has also been working on the pathway for Decennial Liability Insurance (DLI) to cover structure and common areas as a 10 year wrap and this will be a game changer for apartment purchasers in NSW,” added Mr Mann.

It is a last place to first place story for apartments that UDIA has been working closely with David to deliver and he provided an update to a packed room at our UDIA President’s Luncheon yesterday.

Over the past three years, UDIA has worked closely with David across a range of policy issues including on the building quality reforms needed for apartments in NSW, initially in our role on the Advisory Panel as the Legislation was being developed, then as part of the Building Commissioners six pillar working groups –  including working with David to help the industry navigate a number of reforms and most recently in the Ministers Expert Panel for DLI –

As immigration increases to help manage our job vacancies and with the affordability and cost of living challenges families are forced to manage, a recovery in apartment supply is crucial, particularly with commencements now down 51% from the peak in 2016 to 17,800 units.

UDIA looks forward to continuing this important work with David Chandler.


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