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Engineered stone transition sensible and pragmatic decision (Tas)

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Engineered stone transition sensible and pragmatic decision (Tas)

Media release
“Today’s announcement by the Tasmanian Government of a transition period of six months from the 1 July 2024 effective date for the implementation on the ban of engineered stone, is generally welcomed,” said Stuart Collins, HIA Executive Director Tasmania.

“The agreed transition will mean builders will have until 31 December 2024 to finish off home building contracts signed before 31 December 2023 pursuant to the decision taken at the recent WHS Minister’s meeting.

“HIA has strongly advocated for government to provide for a reasonably practicable transition period for the banning of engineered stone to avoid contract changes, delays to completion and extra costs. This was to give industry more time to specify alternatives and implement solutions. 

“HIA supports strong measures to manage the risks of respirable crystalline silica, but this needs to be balanced with a safe, practical and fair transition. 

“While HIA would have preferred a longer transition period, today’s announcement will now provide industry and homeowners with a clear timeline that will assist with overcoming what was set to be another barrier to completing much needed homes,” concluded Mr Collins.

For more information please contact:

Stuart Collins

Executive Director – Tasmania
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