NSW: call for feedback on demolition licensing regulations

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Sunday, 3 April, 2022 - 12:30
Policy & legislation
New South Wales

The NSW Government is proposing new demolition licensing regulations aimed at strengthening safety standards and providing greater clarity to the industry.

Community feedback is being sought on the proposed changes to ensure that the voices of stakeholders are heard prior to new regulations being implemented.

NSW Fair Trading Minister Eleni Petinos said that the demolition licensing regulation will move from the repealed Occupational Health and Safety Regulation 2001 (NSW) Act into the Work Health and Safety Regulation 2017 (NSW) Act.

“This change will inject much-needed clarity into what rules demolition license holders need to abide by,” Petinos said.

“The proposed regulations also increase the license duration from two years to five years for new applications and renewals, as well as ensuring that all demolition workers are appropriately trained.”

The public consultation for license holders, demolition workers and the wider community opened on 28 March 2022 and is due to close at 5pm on 2 May 2022.

To read the consultation paper, make a submission or complete a short survey on the proposed changes, visit the have your say website