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Building work – new Design and Practitioners laws

A new design and practitioners regulation came into effect in 2021 that applies to all Class 2 building projects. Find out what type of work is captured under the new law.
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New Design and Building Practitioners legislation came into effect in 2021 that imposes new obligations on design and building practitioners, specifically aimed at improving performance.

This resource has been made available to outline what work is captured by the new legislation. It explains that all Class 2 building projects will need to comply with the new requirements. Class 2 building projects include:

  • apartment buildings of any size
  • certain low-rise manor house developments
  • mixed-use developments containing Class 2 parts
  • some walk-up townhouses, terraces or villas with shared under-storey garage or storage
  • some granny flats above or below the main occupancy.

The resource describes what designs and building elements are now regulated, and what requirements apply to the regulated elements. It also explains what Class 2 building work is exempt from the new requirements. 

Understand what the new legislation means for you. Access this resource to find out all you need to know about the new Design and Building Practitioners Regulation.

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Residential builders and industry professionals

This resource is designed for builders and industry professionals who want to understand what work is captured under the Design and Building Practitioners Regulation.

What does it include?

  • What types of building are captured under the Regulation
  • What the regulated elements are
  • What the exclusions are
  • Rules associated with repair and maintenance

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