Business News

The building industry will be required to undertake mandatory inspections of high-rise apartments and commercial buildings from 2026, in the most significant industry reform in more than a decade.

The reform announced this morning by Commerce Minister Sue Ellery will progressively introduce mandatory inspections of new buildings in the years to come, starting with buildings over four storeys and class three to nine commercial buildings in 2026.

Class two lower rise buildings will follow a minimum of 12 months later, with no timeframe set for mandatory inspections on stage one residential builds.

The requirements will not be applied retrospectively, and inspection contractors will be licenced professionals appointed by project owners.

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