The Victorian Government's Expert Panel on Building Reform, chaired by Anna Cronin, the Commissioner for Better Regulation, has released a discussion paper that sets out the panel's plan to reform the building system.

The review will address the concerns and recommendations of the Cladding Taskforce and the Building Confidence Report in three stages.
Stage one will focus on the following key elements for reform:
• Practitioner registration and regulation
• Building approvals including roles and responsibilities of building surveyors
• Regulator roles and responsibilities
• Better consumer representation
The discussion paper is available on the Engage Victoria website and is open for comment until 19 May 2021.

Next Steps

Feedback submission

Master Builders Victoria (MBV) will be providing a submission on behalf of its members and the building and construction industry.
To best represent your views, we ask that feedback is provided to MBV via [email protected] by Wednesday, 5 May 2021.
Alternatively, if you wish to provide your own submission, it can be lodged directly through the Engage Victoria website. 

Expert panel forum

The expert panel will deliver a presentation about the proposed reforms on Friday, 23 April 2021, from 9.30 am to 11.30 am.
The forum will be hosted in-person at 567 Collins Street, Melbourne, and online. In-person spots are strictly limited to 20 people. Please register early to avoid disappointment.
Please register your interest to attend in person or virtually by completing the short survey here by Wednesday, 21 April 2021. Your registration will be confirmed by Friday, 23 April 2021.

If you have any questions or concerns, please reach out to MBAssist on (03) 9411 4555 or email [email protected]