Statement from Engineers Australia, following public release of draft Design and Building

Engineers Australia

“Engineers Australia has and continues to support the first recommendations in both the Shergold-Weir report and the Opal Tower report that there must be compulsory registration of engineers in NSW.

“On several occasions, the NSW Government has made commitments to implement recommendation one from both reports as it applies to engineers.

“The relevant Minister has said: ‘I can’t believe that in this state, engineers don’t have to be registered.’ (The Australian 26 June 2019)

“A government media released dated 26 June 2019 stated: ‘The NSW Government is implementing four key reforms to deliver a more robust regulatory framework for the construction of buildings, including…a requirement that all building practitioners, including building designers, architects and engineers, be registered.’

“The draft legislation which has been released for public

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