Working group to clampdown on dodgy imported building goods

Working group to clampdown on dodgy imported building goods
Working group to clampdown on dodgy imported building goods

Strata Community Australia has agreed with the development of a government-appointed working group to look into the importing of dodgy building materials.

According to president Erik Adriaanse, the Australian construction needs safety overhaul due to a 'severe outbreak' of low quality imported building materials, in particular cheap imports from China.

“This issue has gravely endangered the properties and lives of countless Australian strata stakeholders, and a working group will go a long way to instilling some confidence back into the market," Mr Adriaanse said.

“To use one product as an example, there is approximately 3400 kilometres of recalled electric cabling still unaccounted for within Australian buildings, so it’s important that the working group deals with the problem already on the ground, along with future issues. 

The federal government recently announced a working group to investigate building products and safety issue, due to report back in six months.

Michael Crawford

Michael Crawford

Michael is the real estate reporter for western Sydney and loves writing about homes and the people who live in them. A former production editor and news journalist, he enjoys writing about real-world property purchases as well as aspirational buys and builds. Following a recent move from Sydney’s northern beaches, Michael now actually enjoys commuting.

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