Canberra residents will soon be able to research builders and their compliance history in the ACT. A new legislation has been passed by the legislative assembly to create a public register of licence information that will include suspensions, licence cancellations and other disciplinary actions that may have been taken against a builder.
Simon Corbell (Environment and Sustainable Development Minister) claims this will help consumers to avoid shonky building or renovation work. (Alternatively, people could post their concerns on the RiotACT…?)
The list will be posted on-line for the first time mid-year.