BPB Bulletin Issue 1 - December 2004
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Council Accredited Certifiers
The Board released a number of information sheets to assist councils and council accredited certifiers during the implementation period.
Accreditation of council building surveyors - Implementation materials - February 2010 - August 2010
The Board exhibited draft proposals to expand the accreditation system to council building surveyors in 2008 and 2009.
Accreditation of council building surveyors
Exhibition of changes to legislative requirements
December 2009 - February 2010
Proposals for council accreditation
Among other things, the regulation and scheme amendments proposed:
- Categories of accreditation for council building surveyors
- The requirements for accreditation for these officers (qualifications and experience)
- A process for the accreditation of council officers (explained in draft guidelines).
For more information on the proposals, see flyer or information sheets.
As part of the exhibition, the Board held 16 information sessions across the State, attended by 700 council officers. A summary of the matters raised by attendees during the sessions was compiled in December 2008.
Discussion paper - accreditation of council certifiers (July 2004) was exhibited from July to September 2004.
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Call for Expressions of Interest - Board Committees
The Board sought expressions of interest by 4 September 2009 for membership of its Accreditation and Disciplinary Committees. The Accreditation Committee determines applications for accreditation and the Disciplinary Committee determines complaints and other investigations undertaken by the Board into the conduct of accredited certifiers. The Committees comprise Board members and external members with expertise in areas relevant to the Board's functions.
View further information on the Board's committees.
Recent Administrative Decisions Tribunal finding
The Administrative Decisions Tribunal delivered a decision emphasising the nature and role performed by accredited certifiers, together with the expectations that members of the public are entitled to hold of them.
Complying development - changes to Conveyancing Regulation, and guide to post-determination notification
A planning circular relating to complying development was issued on 17 April 2009
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Department of Planning (previously accredited building surveyors and like disciplines as accredited certifiers)
Engineers Australia (previously accredited engineers as accredited certifiers)
Planning Institute of Australia (formerly the Royal Australian Planning Institute, it previously accredited planners as accredited certifiers under the PIA accreditation scheme)
Professional Surveyors' Occupational Association (previously accredited land surveyors as accredited certifiers)
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The following practice notes are from Guiding development: better outcomes.
These practice notes are provided to assist your understanding of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979 but may contain information and references that are out of date.
The Department of Planning and the Building Professionals Board disclaim all responsibility and all liability (including without limitation, liability in negligence) for all expenses, losses, damages and costs which you might incur as a result of the information being inaccurate or incomplete in any way and for any reason.
If you do not understand the conditions please contact the Board on (02) 9895 5950.