Fri 28 Oct 2016

New Building Legislation Information Sessions

Tasmania’s new building laws start on the 1st of January 2017. Civil contractors will need to be prepared in particular for the new Residential Building Works Contracts and Dispute Resolution Act 2016.

Residential projects worth over $20,000 will require written contracts. This includes ANY work related to a residential building, for example:

  • landscaping or levelling
  • driveway construction or upgrades
  • vegetation clearing or fire breaks
  • installing facilities such as installing swimming pools, hard stands, sports or equestrian facilities
  • demolition work

General overview information sessions are being held across the state:

Hobart: 3rd November – RSVP by 9am 31st October

Queenstown: 8th November – RSVP by 9am 3rd November

Burnie: 9th November – RSVP by 9am 3rd November

Launceston: 10th November – RSVP by 9am 3rd November

More information about information sessions can be found here

Information about the changes to the building legislation can be found here