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To support HIA’s policy a set of hallmarks have been developed that set out a preferred blueprint for the effective operation of private certification for building approvals of residential building work.
The intention is that these hallmarks can assist is outlining how HIA believes a full private certification system for building approvals should operate. The hallmarks reflect many of the existing elements in place in states that currently have full private schemes, being Queensland, New South Wales, Victoria and the Northern Territory.
Policy endorsed by HIA National Policy Congress: 21 May 2015. Amended May 2016 to include Hallmarks; Amended May 2017 to include progress inspection model; Re-endorsed with amdts April 2022.
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