Australian Building Codes Board Intergovernmental Agreement

The Commission found that the Australian Building Codes Board (ABCB) had made progress in reducing regulatory differences between legal systems and in processing the Australian Building Code (BCA) with respect to performance requirements. However, there is room for further reform of building legislation to increase productivity and benefit the wider community. The Commission noted that the future work programme should include further reduction of differences between building legislation and better formulation of requirements based on performance. The agenda should also be broadened to include: examining opportunities to improve compliance and control systems; Review the BCA`s approach to fire protection; and to apply a rigorous analysis of proposals to integrate environmental requirements into the ACA. The Australian government and national and territorial governments should continue to be actively involved in the reform of construction legislation (including funding). In May 2014, the BMF approved a major regulatory reform of the construction environment. These reforms will help reduce the regulatory burden of construction and sanitation, which the IGA aims to achieve. The ABCB establishes an important link for the industry between construction and remediation processes and the policy of regulating construction and sanitation. G State – Territory Regulatory Systems for building 6 Code coverage 6.1 Non-BCA Mandatory building requirements 6.2 Access for people with disabilities 6.3 Sanitary and gas installation 6.4 Electrical and telecommunications installation 6.5 Occupational safety 6.6 Sustainability and environment 6.6. 7 Fire protection 6.8 Sanitary and gas installation 6.8 Electrical and telecommunications installation 6.5 Work safety 6.6 Sustainability and environment 6.7 Fire protection object 6.8 sanitary and gas installations 6.8 Electrical and telecommunications installation 6.5 Safety at work 6.6 Environmental protection 6.7 Fire protection 6.8 Municipal construction facilities. These reforms are far from complete and recent developments undermine a strong national system of building regulation. The future programme for the reform of the building code should include the following: work is under way for many years to put in place a national approach to building regulation. Progress has been made, particularly in the following countries: the Commission believes that the nine governments should have negotiated a new intergovernmental agreement (IGA) to advance the future programme of building regulation reform.

This IGA could also clarify the objectives of the reform of the building code; Strengthen the commitment to national coherence; and reaffirm the importance of a national approach to building regulation. The report – reform of the building code – responds to a request from the Australian government to examine the contribution of the reform of construction legislation and other reforms could lead to the efficiency of the construction industry. The construction sector is subject to a large number of regulations at all levels of government.