The Registered Master Builders Federation is pleased the Government has followed through on its promise to streamline the application process for the Licensed Building Practitioners scheme.
Application to this scheme, which has been through a number of machinations over the past few years, will now be simpler, faster and cheaper for builders.
Chief executive Warwick Quinn says the RMBF has always supported a licensing regime for construction in New Zealand.
“The removal of red tape and any unnecessary compliance and cost is a huge step towards the Licensed Building Practitioners scheme being more easily adopted by builders,” Mr Quinn says.
“Progress of this sort is incredibly important given the intention that licensing will be compulsory in the not-too-distant future, and will directly affect the many thousands of building professionals employed by our member companies.”
As with the Licensed Building Practitioner scheme, the RMBF is very keen to continue its close working relationship with Government on a number of other projects being rolled out in 2010.
The streamlined Licensed Building Practitioners scheme was launched by Building and Construction Minister Maurice Williamson at a building site in central Auckland recently.