Now’s the time to help build the proposed Building Regulations 2016

Monday, 2 February 2015

All Regulations are evaluated every 10 years to ensure they are still relevant or whether changes are necessary – a process known as 'sunsetting'. In early 2014, the Department of Environment, Land, Water & Planning (DELWP), with the support of the VBA, began preparing for the sunsetting of the Building Regulations 2006. So far more than 370 issues and suggestions have been raised through submissions from industry stakeholders and individual practitioners.

An Industry Reference Group was set up in mid-2014 and will provide further valuable input to the project as the collection of evidence continues into 2015. DELWP and the VBA will continue to liaise with stakeholders to request information during the year, with further opportunity for input in response to the Regulatory Impact Statement (RIS), which is scheduled for release in October 2015.

For more information, contact Project Managers Johanna Bidwell (VBA) at or Stewart Simmons (DELWP) at

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