My opinion piece, ‘The Building Industry is at a crossroads’ has been published on Radio Live today.
They say your home is your castle, but a castle can’t be built on thin air.
But judging by the way Building Minister Maurice Williamson is handling the Building Act review it is fair to suggest that the National-ACT Government is determined to do exactly that.
The main purpose of the review is to rebalance responsibility and accountability among consenting authorities, building practitioners and consumers. But instead of enhancing protection for ratepayers and consumers, the Government is actually planning to reduce the level of protection for every party involved.
Thanks to everyone who posted their views on my two ‘Building Matters’ blogs released over the past week. These views are valuable in helping to shape our opinion.
The Local Government and Environment Committee is due to report back to the House in late August or early September when the Bill is due to be given its second reading.