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Reform of building regulation

Commissioned study

This study has concluded. The research report was released on 1 December 2004.

The Productivity Commission was asked to report on the contribution that national reform of building regulation, under the auspices of the Australian Building Codes Board (ABCB), has made to the productivity of the building and construction industry and to economic efficiency.

The request stemmed from the need to assess what direction reform efforts should take post-2005.

The study was to cover most matters relating to the regulation of the building and construction industry, not only what has been achieved so far but also the potential for further reform to make additional net gains. The focus was to be particularly on the 1994 Inter Government Agreement on building regulation reform and the role of the ABCB, but participants were invited to comment on any matter they considered relevant to building regulation.

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Media release: Commission to Study Building Regulation and Reform

About the commissioned study process

Draft report

Please note: The draft report is for research purposes only. For final outcomes of this research refer to the research report.

Draft report (PDF - 1534 Kb)

Key documents