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Working under the NSW Design & Building Practitioners Legislation

New regulations for constructing Class 2 buildings took effect in NSW 1 July 2021, and expand to Class 3 and 9c buildings on 3 July 2023. Find out your obligations as a building practitioner.
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Class 2, 3 and 9c buildings must abide by the rules laid out in the Design and Building Practitioners Act. HIA has created this handy resource for all project stakeholders to learn what they need to do under the Act.

Registered designers, builders, and engineers all have specific responsibilities to comply with requirements. Get familiar with these, find out how to search the registration database and clarify exactly which projects are captured by the legislation.

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Who is it for?

Builders, designers and engineers in NSW that want to understand what the Design and Building Practitioners Legislation covers.

A breakdown of the NSW Design and Building Practitioners Act and our frequently asked questions.

What does it include?

  • Main requirements
  • What is captured by the legislation
  • How to confirm and prepare for registration
  • Lodging and declaring
  • Indemnity insurance
  • The rules for staged construction projects.

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