Building Reform

The Northern Territory Government (NTG) is prioritising reforms to building regulations to ensure confidence in the local building industry.

These reforms are to enhance protections and improve quality-housing outcomes for Territory home owners and investors.

Changes to the building regulation framework involves a number of steps, the first is consultation.

The NTG is seeking feedback from local industry groups to develop priority reforms that target key issues.

Proposed areas of reform are:

  • third party review of complex buildings
  • continuing professional development (CPD) for building practitioners
  • practitioner registration for commercial builders

The priority reforms aim to strengthen building regulation in the Territory, giving the community even greater confidence in the local building industry and a summary of this feedback will be documented and considered in the development of the reforms.

Provide feedback

To provide a written submission with your feedback on the proposed changes, email

Consultation will be open from 4 March to 1 April 2021.

Next steps

Following completion of the industry specific and public consultation on certain elements of Building Reform, the NTG will consider amendments to the legislation based on the feedback received.

Last updated: 09 March 2021

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