Consumer Action welcomes the opportunity to comment on the Victorian Building Authority’s (VBA) Draft Codes of Conduct Protocol (the Draft Protocol). The Draft Protocol has been designed to assist building industry groups or professional associations to draft industry codes for approval by the VBA. We generally welcome the Draft Protocols, however, this submission makes comment on:
- the need for the VBA to focus its regulatory effort on consumer outcomes;
- the opportunity for guidance around what is required in relation to code development;
- the guidance provided around compliance monitoring of the code, and code reviews.