Its now been 4 months since SA state Government introduced Phase 3 of the new Planning and Design Code. It was rushed through, even though it was worked on for 7 years. For the most part its been a welcome relief, albeit a learning curve. After 4 months of experience with submissions under the new code our speaker will unpack the pro’s and cons and the best way to navigate the system. Our speaker also plays a key role in providing feedback to Plan SA on improving/tweaking the system.
This month we are delighted to welcome Andrew Cronin. Andrew has been a practicing Urban & Regional Planner for 16 years and is a Level 1 Accredited Professional (Planning) in South Australia. His qualifications include a Bachelor of (Architectural) Design Studies, Master of Urban and Regional Planning, and he has completed all but two subjects of the Master of Architecture degree. Andrew began his professional career in a planning & design role for the South Rd / Port Road Grade Separation project at the Department for Transport, and has worked as a planner (including in senior positions) in a number of Local Government planning authorities for the majority of the last 15 years, which included nearly 1 year working in the UK. Through his private consultancy Andrew has also been involved in planning, design and project management of a wide range of developments over the last 6 years. Since joining MBASA Andrew has provided development and technical advice to members, updated training manuals, co-ordinated and delivered seminars and training, been an advisor on the MBASA Housing Committee, coordinates the MBASA Technical Committee and represents MBASA on the MBA National Technical Committee and National Building Regulation Committee. Andrew also participates in forums with State Government in improving the planning system and advocates industry interests with any changes in the regulatory environment.
Andrew’s role on the National Building Regulation Committee also means he is up to date on the Proposed changes to the National Construction code (NCC). These proposed changes are due to be brought in to effect in 2022.
What to expect with the NCC 2022
NCC 2022 will be the next and arguably the most significant amendment to the national building code since its inception.
All in all NCC 2022 is shaping up as the largest single amendments of any past amendments both in terms of the volume of changes and the scope and impact of the proposed reforms, particularly for houses and low-rise apartments.
So what are the major reforms?
The proposed changes, which will significantly affect all residential buildings, including:
- possible introduction of mandatory accessible housing provisions
- increases in energy efficiency stringency
- new condensation provisions
- further changes to Acceptable Construction Practices (Volume Two ACPs)
- changes to waterproofing and weatherproofing
- further changes to fire safety provisions in high-rise buildings
- enhanced building product documentation requirements
- new lead in plumbing product standards
- re-structuring of NCC Volume Two and re-numbering of all NCC clauses
- implementing relevant NCC changes resulting from the Shergold/Weir Building Confidence Report (building product changes and complex buildings).
Building Broker – Myles Appleby
Our Second speaker , Myles Appleby, Building Broker with Match Maker group, has experience in the residential construction industry spanning over a decade. He has assisted nearly a thousand clients to build their homes and investment properties. He knows that a one-builder-fits-all approach does not yield the greatest outcome for all clients across all building scenarios.
He now partners with other industry professionals across land, finance and construction to ensure a match between clients’ requirements and the correct builder for the most appropriate outcome for their building project.
Don’t miss the opportunity to learn more about the industry
How to register and attend…
To secure your seat you must register and pay online by clicking here. You will then receive an email asking if you would like to attend in person or via Zoom and login details will be provided
Staying Covid Safe
Please do not attend in person if you are experiencing any cold or flu symptoms, have been in contact with a known infected person in the past 3 weeks or have travelled from interstate or overseas in the past 3 weeks. The wearing of a face mask is welcomed but not compulsory. Please maintain 1.5 metres at all times and refrain from hand shaking.
A Few Important Notes
- Bring Your Pads, Pens, iPad or whatever it takes but don’t forget to take notes.When you come to the Property Meeting, please bring something to take notes – you don’t want to miss a thing and we’ll be sharing very valuable information on the night!
It’s going to be another full house so make sure you secure your place …
We look forward to seeing you at the meeting!
– Anthea & Rohan