Victoria’s Labor state government announced an $A600 million public grants package yesterday to fix buildings with combustible cladding.
The Joint Accreditation System of Australia & NZ has suspended CertMark International Pty Ltd’s accreditation as a CodeMark product certification body under the Building Act, as of 10 July.
Carter Holt Harvey Ltd has failed in a bid to make it harder for a court action over allegedly defective Shadowclad cladding, that’s funded by an overseas litigation funder, to proceed.
The Ministry of Business, Innovation & Employment (MBIE) has made over 120 building standards available for free download, to reduce building code compliance barriers.
Consents for new homes continued upward in May – by 8.2% for the month, 6.3% for the year.
While the Government was introducing more people to ministerial roles related to the housing sector, Opposition building & construction spokesperson Andrew Bayly said yesterday: “The real problem is that there is too much talk and not enough action from the Government.