The Canberra Times has the unsurprising news that after the big boys have all sat around the table any talk of naming and shaming sub-standard builders has been shelved.
The forum decided on some quick action, such as an increase in the percentage of developments subject to spot-check audits, but stopped short of ordering that problem developments be made public.
The forum was called by Planning Minister Andrew Barr after his party and the Greens blocked a call by the Canberra Liberals for an inquiry into industry standards in the ACT…
Mr Barr said the delegates at yesterday’s forum agreed the number of mandatory inspections required for new developments above three storeys high would be increased from the present requirement of two inspections, but agreement had not been reached on how many visits would be required.
That’s the sound of money talking.