Building certification report

In early 2013, George Maltabarow, former president of the Building Professionals Board, looked at ways to improve and refine the building certification system in NSW.

The report, Building certification and regulation - serving a new planning system for NSW (Maltabarow report) makes recommendations regarding reforms to the building certification system and how it will operate with the new planning system.

Download the report and appendices

external Building certification and regulation - serving a new planning system for NSW

Please note: the Building Professionals Board advises of an amendment to the last paragraph on page 25 of the Maltabarow report, regarding the discussion paper Improving building certification in Queensland.

Since the Maltabarow report was developed, the Queensland Government's consideration of the proposals in its discussion paper was put on hold, pending the outcomes of the Inquiry into the Operation and Performance of the (former) Queensland Building Services Authority. Also, appendix 5 of the Maltabarow report (Queensland certification - summary of key proposals) has therefore been removed.

Consultation period

33 submissions were received during (and after) the public consultation period from 23 December 2013 to 4 April 2014.

Submission from Download submission
Albury City Council Submission - Albury City Council
Association of Accredited Certifiers Submission - AAC
Australian Institute of Architects - NSW Chapter Submission - AIA
Australian Institute of Building Surveyors - NSW/ ACT Chapter
Bankstown Council Submission - Bankstown Council
Building Codes Queensland Submission - Building Codes Qld
Building Designers Australia Submission - BDA
City of Canterbury Council Submission - City of Canterbury
City of Sydney Submission - City of Sydney
City of Wagga Wagga Submission - Wagga Wagga Council
Mr Peter Conroy Submission - Peter Conroy
Mr Brett Daintry Submission - Brett Daintry

Engineers Australia - Sydney Division

Submission - Engineers Australia
Fire Protection Association Australia
Mr Steven Hill Submission - Steven Hill
Holroyd City Council Submission - Holroyd City Council
Mr John Hutcheson
Housing Industry Association Submission - HIA
Lake Macquarie City Council Submission - Lake Macquarie City Council
Mr Glenn Levick Submission - Glenn Levick
Local Government NSW Submission - LGNSW
Mr Gary Mead Submission - Gary Mead
Mr David Mudgee Submission - David Mudgee
Multi-Disciplinary Committee
National Fire Industry Association Submission - NFIA
The Paddington Society Submission - Paddington Society
Mr Greg Pooley Submission - Greg Pooley
Randwick City Council Submission - Randwick City Council
Sydney Olympic Park Authority Submission - SOPA
Tamworth Regional Council Submission - Tamworth Regional Council
Tweed Shire Council Submission - Tweed Shire Council
Warringah Council Submission - Warringah Council
Mr Peter Watt Submission - Peter Watt