Please note that the date and time of this event has changed to 1.00-2.30pm on 2 December.
Engineers Australia is providing an opportunity for members to provide feedback on the draft Design and Building Practitioner Regulations. It will be assumed that attendees have already attended a public information session led by the NSW Government and read the draft Regulation. A copy of the draft Regulation and supporting materials is available from the NSW Government at https://www.haveyoursay.nsw.gov.au/design-building-practitioners-regulation. The NSW Government’s information session is on Tuesday 2 December at 2.00pm, and details on how to join that should be on their consultation website by Friday.
The feedback provided by members to Engineers Australia on 2 December will inform an official EA submission to the NSW Government. Please note that members can also provide written feedback to Engineers Australia by 5pm Tuesday 8 December, to [email protected].
Will this new law affect me?
Commencing 1 July 2021, the NSW Design and Building Practitioners Act will: (1) introduce new rules for the process of designing and building structures in accordance with the National Construction Code, and (2) introduce a requirement for professional engineers to be registered to practice.
This Act provides for registration to apply to professional engineers working without supervision in any industry beginning with just five areas of practice: civil, structural, mechanical, electrical and fire safety engineering. The NSW Government has advised that this will only apply to engineers working on Class 2 apartments in the beginning stages and will extend it to the whole building sector over time.
A large part of the draft Regulations is concerned with new rules about who can sign off on designs by a range of practitioners for buildings, requirements for lodgement of designs with the regulator and more.
Jonathan Russell | National Manager, Policy and Advocacy | Engineers Australia
Jonathan leads Engineers Australia’s public policy and advocacy function, including the campaign to have registration for engineers enshrined in legislation.
Greg Ewing | General Manager, Sydney Division | Engineers Australia
Greg leads Engineers Australia’s operations in the Sydney Division, including ensuring that NSW-based members are engaged in the process to introduce statutory engineer registration.
Lyal Douglas | Manager, Engineering Capability | Engineers Australia
Lyal is Engineers Australia’s key advisor to the NSW government on the practical details to ensure engineer registration can operate as efficiently and effectively as possible.
Baoying Tong | Project Manager, Building Sector Reform | Engineers Australia
Baoying has been recently engaged by Engineers Australia to coordinate and enhance the organisation’s engagement with governments (especially in NSW) on their various processes to reform building sector regulation and practice.
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