NSW Occupation Certificate (OC) audits and design – quarterly update (Oct 2021)

Start time: 5.00pm AEDT. An overview of the NSW Fair Trading OC Audit team’s recent findings.
NSW Occupation Certificate (OC) audits and design – quarterly update (Oct 2021)

In this session the NSW Fair Trading OC Audit team will share their findings from residential site inspections over the past three months. Attendees to the session will be able to learn what the OC team are looking for from the issues identified, how many orders were issued and how to improve service delivery against the audit program.

It is anticipated that these quarterly briefings will improve the quality of buildings and help the construction industry to deliver projects to consumers that are to standard.

Further Information

The NSW Government introduced the Residential Apartment Building Act 2020 as a part of the state building industry reform. The Act equips regulators with greater power to better regulate the design and construction of residential buildings. One of the key activities is Occupation Certificate (OC) Audit, where a team of experienced regulators attends construction site and reviews installations against approved documents and building codes for non-compliances. Various common issues around waterproofing, fire safety, building envelop etc, have been identified since the start of this process and orders are issued to parities to rectify defects.

Engineers Australia supports the reform agenda and actively contributes to the discussions.


Dominic Wong
Manager, Strategy and Industry Education

Dominic is a policy and strategy professional with over 28 years' experience in the NSW Government. He has held senior managerial roles in the Department of Premier and Cabinet and NSW Fair Trading with a focus on regulatory policy and implementation. He holds a Masters in Policy Studies and is enjoying being involved in the current NSW construction industry reforms.


Stewart Scarlett
Manager, NSW Fair Trading's Building Compliance Audit Program

Stewart has over 20 years' experience in public administration. He has held people leader, senior manager, and executive level positions in project and program delivery, client and stakeholder services, and policy advice and executive communications. With qualifications in Public Sector Management and government investigations, Stewart is passionate about driving change and leading professional, multi-disciplinary construction teams to improve the quality and standards of construction as part of the Construct NSW strategy. 

27 / 10 / 2021 - 05:00 pm to 06:30 pm
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27 / 10 / 2021 05:00 pm
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