A Review Of Builder Registration In The State Of Victoria, Australia

Jim Georgiou, Peter Love, Jim Smith

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Abstract

Builders have a long history of a public perception of poor image and low quality products. Political and administrative demands for builder registration and tighter control of entry into the industry have been seen to be the solution to these problems. However, progress towards registration and control has proved elusive. Recently, the state of Victoria in Australia introduced mandatory builder registration under its Building Control Act 1993. Further reform for the housing industry was introduced in 1996 through the Domestic Building Contracts and Tribunal Act 1995. As the first legislation of its kind in Australia, the Victorian experience provides a case study for similar developments elsewhere. This paper reviews the history of builder registration in Victoria and identifies the major provisions of the 1995 Act, including the organisations established to regulate and supervise the implementation of the legislation. The perceived drawbacks and benefits of the new system are also analysed following the limited experience since the introduction of the legislation.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)38-46
Number of pages9
JournalStructural Survey
Volume18
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2000
Externally publishedYes

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Georgiou, Jim ; Love, Peter ; Smith, Jim. / A Review Of Builder Registration In The State Of Victoria, Australia. In: Structural Survey. 2000 ; Vol. 18, No. 1. pp. 38-46.
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