The Australian Construction Industry Forum (ACIF) has released a comprehensive review of the implementation of the Building Confidence Report recommendations. It finds that that although the states and territories have made progress towards implementing the recommendations, there is still work to be done.
After the Building Confidence Report was released in 2018, federal, state and territory governments committed to implementing all 24 recommendations. ACIF felt a review was necessary to see how much progress had been made.
“My thanks to all the stakeholders that contributed to this review, including ministers, public servants, ACIF members and staff, and one of the authors of the Building Confidence Report, Bronwyn Weir,” says ACIF Executive Director Dr James Cameron. “This review would not have been possible without their input and support.
“Australia can be proud of its built environment and construction industry. The implementation of the recommendations of the Building Confidence Report strengthens both.
“We have been working on this review for around 12 months, and so it is satisfying to have it finalised and to release it into the public domain.
“The review is a wealth of information on Australia’s building regulatory landscape. We hope that governments and building regulators take note of the review and continue to implement the recommendations of the Building Confidence Report. We will be advocating for this outcome.”
ACIF’s review of the Building Confidence Report’s implementation can be downloaded from the ACIF website.