Important changes to domestic building in Victoria
The Government released its Domestic Building Consumer Protection Reform Strategy on 27 May 2013.
The strategy sets out changes including:
- establishing a 'one stop shop' for consumers and builders
- improving registration standards, oversight and discipline
- improving consumer information
- improving dispute resolution
- improving mandatory insurance.
The reforms are being introduced during 2013 and 2014, in stages to give consumers, builders and insurers time to change their practices.
Public comment on the implementation will be invited later this year. For details, visit the Domestic building consumer protection reform strategy page - Department of Treasury and Finance website.
On 7 April 2014, the government announced that it will introduce a Domestic Building Consumer Protection Fund and phase out current insurance arrangements by 30 June 2015.
For details, view the Coalition Government to better protect building consumers media release on the Premier of Victoria's website.
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