Feedback sought for NSW demolition regulations

The New South Wales Government has proposed new demolition licensing regulations that aim to strengthen safety standards and provide greater clarity.

Community feedback is being sought on the proposed changes to ensure that all stakeholders are heard before the new regulations are 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NSW Fair Trading Minister Eleni Petinos said that the demolition licensing regulation will move from the repealed Occupational Health and Safety Regulation 2001 (NSW) Act into the Work Health and Safety Regulation 2017 (NSW) Act.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.”

Public consultation for license holders, demolition workers and the wider community opens on Monday, 28 March 2022 and will close at 5pm on Monday, 2 May 2022.

To read the consultation paper, make a submission or complete a short survey on the proposed changes, click here.

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