NSW Building Commissioner reverses resignation

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NSW Building Commissioner reverses resignation

29 August 2022

David Chandler will continue as NSW Building Commissioner after he abruptly resigned from the position last month.

NSW Fair Trading minister Victor Dominello announced that Mr Chandler will remain in the role until August 2023 following a public resignation that raised concerns about former fair trading minister Eleni Petinos.

“Mr Chandler is a highly respected industry leader and his commitment to the year ahead ensures we will maintain momentum in lifting customer confidence across residential building and construction in NSW,” Mr Dominello said.

The industry veteran resigned in early July, referring to a broken relationship with Ms Petinos.

The building commissioner reports to the fair trading minister’s office and is tasked with implementing safety standards for buildings and strata.

Mr Dominello says Mr Chandler will work closely with Property Services Commissioner John Minns and relevant industry professionals to progress with reforms.

“Close engagement with strata communities, building managers and other service providers will inform the key areas we need to address,” Mr Dominello said.

Mr Chandler says “much has been achieved” in the previous two years but stressed the need for more to be done to ensure NSW had the country’s most “trusted and customer-centric” construction market.

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