4 Apr 2024

Government plans to make overseas building products easier to use

From Midday Report, 12:11 pm on 4 April 2024

The Government is moving to make it easier to use building products from overseas, saying it will remove red tape and lower the cost of building.

It's announced it will recognise product standards from trusted overseas jurisdictions, instead of making designers or builders here go through the lengthy process of verifying materials.

Legislation to amend the Building Act and usher in the changes will be introduced later this year.

Building Industry Federation chief executive Julien Leys spoke to Charlotte Cook.