In this session the NSW Fair Trading OC Audit team will share their findings from residential site inspections over the past three months. Attendees to the session will be able to learn what the OC team are looking for from the issues identified, how many orders were issued and how to improve service delivery against the audit program.
It is anticipated that these quarterly briefings will improve the quality of buildings and help the construction industry to deliver projects to consumers that are to standard.
The NSW Government introduced the Residential Apartment Building Act 2020 as a part of the state building industry reform. The Act equips regulators with greater power to better regulate the design and construction of residential buildings. One of the key activities is Occupation Certificate (OC) Audit, where a team of experienced regulators attends construction site and reviews installations against approved documents and building codes for non-compliances. Various common issues around waterproofing, fire safety, building envelop etc, have been identified since the start of this process and orders are issued to parities to rectify defects.
Engineers Australia supports the reform agenda and actively contributes to the discussions.
Principal Compliance Officer, Consumer, Building & Property
Better Regulation Division | Department of Customer Service
Sean O’Hara is an experienced building professional with a demonstrated history of working in the construction industry. Skilled in Business Planning, Analytical Skills, Operations Management, Quality Management, and Team Building. Strong business development professional graduated from University of Newcastle.
Sean commenced with NSW Fair Trading as a Principal Compliance Officer in July 2020 overseeing the OC Audit team in the implementation of the Residential Apartment Buildings (Compliance and Enforcement Powers) Act
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