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Proposed NSW Building commission must support housing supply

Media release

Proposed NSW Building commission must support housing supply

Media release
HIA Director David Bare shares his thoughts on the NSW Government establishing a Building Commission & it's impact on housing supply.

“The announcement by the NSW Government to establish a Building Commission by years end must not add to the regulatory burden and red tape faced by the residential building industry,” says HIA NSW Executive Director, David Bare.

“More than ever before, supply of new dwellings is critical to address a growing housing shortage and affordability crisis in the state.”

While there was little detail on how such a commission would benefit increased housing supply, it is rare that significant regulatory changes result in greater efficiencies. 

“Therein lies the challenge for the Premier, Minister Chanthivong and Commissioner Chandler. The NSW economy and those desperately seeking housing can ill afford the formation of another large bureaucratic department within government.

The Minn’s Government must consult our industry on the design, structure and operation of a Building Commission to ensure it yields an overall benefit to the delivery of housing. It must not serve as another regulatory hand brake on supply.

HIA looks forward to continuing engagement with the NSW Government and Commissioner Chandler on the formation of the Building Commission to ensure that housing supply is not sacrificed in the process.”


For more information please contact:

David Bare

Executive Director - NSW

Jemima Accadia

HIA Executive Support & Engagement Officer
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