TechTalk Newsletter March 2024

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Welcome to our first edition of the AAC Class 2-9 Technical Committee Newsletter.


Building Commission NSW - inspecting residential work

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Building Commission NSW - anywhere, anytime inspection powers expand to enter residential construction sites and inspect for compliance


Cancellation of Complying Development Certificates

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Under what circumstances can a complying development certificates be withdrawn or cancelled or surrendered?


2023 Annual General Meeting

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Notice of 2023 AAC Annual General Meeting


$24m will establish the NSW Building Commission

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The NSW Treasurer has announced $24 million to establish the NSW Building Commission.


BCS launches new brand Building Compliance Systems

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Building Certification Systems (BCS) has announced the launch of its new brand Building Compliance Systems.


Council Smartbonds backed by QBE Insurance

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SmartBonds, in conjunction with listed insurer QBE Insurance (Aust) Limited, has launched a performance bond solution to frustrating cash deposits and bank guarantees in the Council DA process.


TBA Firefly Concrete Protection Systems information sheet

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Download the TBA Firefly information sheet on Concrete Protection Systems


Fair Trading newsletters - Latest editions

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Read the latest editions of Fair Trading newsletters: CertAlert; Construct NSW; Foundations; and Property Matters


AAC 2023 NSW Policy Platform

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Read the AAC's 2023 Election Platform


AAC 2022 in review

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Read about the AAC's activities during 2022.


CertAlert - Latest release 2022

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The latest issue of Fair Trading's Cert Alert News for Certifiers is now available


Construct NSW Latest News

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The latest issue of Fair Trading's Construct NSW enews is now available


COVID-19 Update: 27 September 2021

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From today, Monday 27 September, all construction sites in Greater Sydney, including the Blue Mountains and Wollongong, can resume with 100% of workers on site adhering to 1 person per 4 square metres.


Newly digitised Strata Building Bond & Inspections Scheme launched

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Launch of digitised Strata Building Bond & Inspections Scheme (SBBIS)


COVID-19 Update: 14 August 2021

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Read the latest COVID-19 updates


City Plan Services certifiers secure positive outcome in the public interest

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The AAC is extremely proud to acknowledge the work of City Plan Services and AAC Member, Brendan Bennett for their work in contributing to this positive outcome.


COVID-19 Update: 29 July 2021

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The NSW Government has released further information regarding construction recommencing in parts of Greater Sydney, which will be of interest to members. This includes information about preparing for construction to restart.


New COVID-19 rules for construction industry from 31 July 2021

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The NSW Government has today extended the COVID lockdown for another four weeks (until Saturday, 28 August at 12.01am) across Greater Sydney. Construction will re-open outside of LGAs of concern from 12.01am, Saturday, 31 July.


New COVID-19 rules for construction industry

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The NSW Government has announced further COVID restrictions which will affect Registered Certifiers in Greater Sydney from 12:01am Monday 19 July 2021.


Class 2 building industry reforms

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Fair Trading has just published new content on the incoming Design and Building Practitioners laws. The information covers how to prepare, who the laws apply to, how to get registered and much more.


CertAlert - March 2021 edition now available

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The March issue of Fair Trading's Cert Alert News for Certifiers is now available


How NSW government red tape will increase housing construction costs and delays

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A NSW government scheme to fast-track construction planning and slash red tape in order to boost jobs and keep the economy moving is doing exactly the opposite, claims one of the key groups in the building process.


AAC Website Launch

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AAC has a new website and we are excited for you to log into and explore.


Construct NSW update - December 2020

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An update on the activities of Construct NSW and the Office of the NSW Building Commissioner


AAC is changing its name

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Association of Accredited Certifiers will soon become the Association of Australian Certifiers


AAC representation on NSW Government's Cladding Product Safety Panel

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The NSW Government’s Cladding Product Safety Panel (CPSP) will benefit from the experience and...


Notice of the AAC Annual General Meeting - 23 September 2020

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Notice of the AAC Annual General Meeting - 23 September 2020


Contacting Fair Trading (formerly BPB)

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How to contact Fair Trading (formerly Building Professionals Board)


Have your say: The impacts associated with the implementation of the BCR recommendations

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On behalf of the ABCB, the Centre for International Economics (CIE) has released a survey...