As part of a joint Federal Government initiative, NSW builders can have free access to the National Construction Code, at reducing poor work in the building industry, NSW Fair Trading Minister Matthew Mason-Cox and NSW Planning Minister Pru Goward announced today.
“Construction is a key plank of the State’s economy and the NSW Government is continuing to do all it can to ensure we have a strong and compliant industry,” NSW Fair Trading Minister Matthew Mason-Cox said.
“From 1 February, all NSW Builders will have access to the National Construction Code (NCC) through a free online service.
“Previously, businesses were required to pay almost $400 to get access to the Code.
“By making the Code freely accessible, we are encouraging greater compliance and best practice standards throughout the industry, from sole-traders right through to large companies. “Access to the Code is expected to increase from 12,000 registered users to about 200,000 practitioners in the building and plumbing industry.
“This means all builders will now know what the expected standards are, as well as their responsibilities,” he said.