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A new political dawn

A new political dawn has arrived with the centre-right taking power in Godzone. And, from what National spokesman for Building and Construction Nick Smith told Building Today in our October issue, there could be far reaching consequences resulting from the implementation of National Party policy in the New Zealand construction sector.

 

For instance, National says the former Government’s proposals for builder licensing were “excessively bureaucratic and expensive”, with the “low level of uptake reflecting builder frustrations” with it.

 

He says National will look to “simplify the licensing system and use existing industry organisations to provide a register of building professionals.”
Is this the RMBF’s opportunity to step forward once again to cement its role as industry leader and to provide the backbone and framework for what the new Government seeks to do with regard to builder licensing?

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