4 Apr 2024

Govt annouces plans to relax rules around building products

From Checkpoint, 5:16 pm on 4 April 2024

The cost of building could soon become cheaper.

The Government has today announced plans to cut red tape - including relaxing rules around new building products and removing projects under $65,000 from paying a building levy.

The cost of building a house has increased 41% since 2019, and its 50% more expensive to build a standalone house here than Australia.

David Kelly from Master Builders speaks to Susana Leiataua.