Regulatory Framework

Flowchart of the regulatory framework

The NCC is given legal effect by relevant legislation in each State and Territory. This legislation prescribes or "calls up" the NCC to fulfill any technical requirements that are required to be satisfied when undertaking building work or plumbing and drainage installations. 

Each State and Territory's legislation consists of an Act of Parliament and subordinate legislation which empowers the regulation of certain aspects of building work or plumbing and drainage installations, and contains the administrative provisions necessary to give effect to the legislation. 


Administrative Provisions

Administration provisions typically covered in the enabling or subordinate legislation include:

  • Plan submission and approval procedures
  • Issue of permits
  • Inspections and audits
  • Provision of evidentiary certificates
  • Issue of certificates
  • Review and enforcement of standards
  • Fees and charges

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