Building Ministers' Forum
The most recent Building Ministers' Forum (BMF) was held in Hobart on 8 February 2019. At the meeting, Ministers prioritised discussion on the issues relating to the safety of Australian buildings and the public confidence in the building and construction industry.
Ministers agreed that the recent events of Opal Tower in Sydney and the Neo200 in Melbourne reinforce the importance of continuing the work already underway in all states and territories to implement the recommendations in the Building Confidence Report.
An implementation plan setting out the proposed reforms for each jurisdiction is anticipated to be released in late February.
Other matters discussed included an update on the development of an Australian Standard for permanent labelling of Aluminium Composite Panels; the 2019 edition of the National Construction Code; and progress in relation to the access and pricing of Australian Standards.
For more information about all the agreed outcomes of the February meeting view the BMF Communique.