Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2010 Week 10 Hansard (Thursday, 23 September 2010) . . Page.. 4506 ..
(4) Will there be a public report produced about the meeting
Mr Barr: The answer to the member’s question is as follows:
(1) At the Building Quality Forum, held on 26 July 2010, the participants brought forward a range of issues that are to be considered in detail through a series of working groups, to be represented by the members of the Forum. It will be the role of these working groups to review in detail the range of areas associated with the quality of buildings in the ACT, including:
• a review of insurance provisions;
• mechanisms for protecting owners’ rights;
• areas where industry skills and competence can be increased; and
• the roles of effective site supervision.
The findings of these working groups will be captured in the report to the Assembly on the quality of buildings, which I look forward to tabling in September 2010.
(2) Representatives from each of the following organisations and agencies attended the Building Quality Forum:
• Owners Corporation Network, ACT
• Housing Industry Association, ACT & Southern NSW
• Master Builders Association, ACT
• Strata Management Institute (ACT)
• Australian Institute of Building
• Australian Institute of Building Surveyors
• Australian Institute of Quantity Surveyors
• Australian Institute of Architects, ACT Chapter
• Real Estate Institute of the ACT, Ltd
• Insurance Council of Australia
• Property Council of Australia
• Adjudicate Today Pty Ltd
• ACT Law Society, Property Law Society
• ACT Regional Building and Construction Industry Training Council
• ACT Building and Construction Industry Training Fund Board
• Construction, Forestry, Mining and Energy Union (CFMEU), ACT
• Office of Regulatory Services, Department of Justice and Community Services
• ACT Planning and Land Authority
(3) The follow-up to the building quality forum involves the established meetings of the working parties to discuss the range of issues associated with improving the quality of building work in the ACT. ACTPLA has coordinated the inaugural meetings of each of these groups and has scheduled further meetings in the process of obtaining information required to support my report to the Legislative Assembly.
It is anticipated that the meetings of the working groups will continue beyond September, allowing some ongoing review of any initial short term measures to be put in place, and input for further potential reforms.
(4) The report to be tabled at the Legislative Assembly later this month will address the role and outcomes of the building quality forum and highlight the discussions held at that meeting. That report will be a public document.