Thousands of work errors in the construction department violated the Victorian housing approval process
Sydney Today, April 4th, Australian Eastern Time, due to serious errors in the state construction department, thousands of Victorians’ houses were approved by unregistered inspectors.
Relevant documents show that the Victorian Construction Commission was once again warned that some investigating companies hired unregistered inspectors from 2003 to 2008, and the commission has not taken any legal action against these companies in four years.
Relevant laws stipulate that the inspectors employed by the investigating company must be persons who have been registered with the committee and have been authorized to approve construction activities at various levels. The former Minister of Construction, Justin Madden, was warned for the widespread use of unregistered inspectors from 2007 to 2008, because this may seriously affect the interests of insurance policy holders and the legality of the house sale contract.
The committee is a statutory body responsible for the management of construction standards and permit systems, from household expansion to the construction of towering towers are all within its jurisdiction. Nearly 30 officials and consultants of the Times Disclosure Committee were investigated for corruption, improper behavior and sexual harassment.
Some senior officials of the committee have also been revealed to have repeatedly taken bribes to large Melbourne builders, often visiting some high-end entertainment and dining venues. The new committee chair, Michael Kefford, canceled such points. The committee received documents in August 2003 providing evidence that an important Melbourne investigation company used unregistered inspectors, but the committee's investigation of the company took two and a half years; during this period the company continued to use unregistered investigations As many as thousands of constructions have been approved, including 8 constructions approved by an unregistered inspector within 2 months.
In March 2006, the committee found that the person in charge of the company "failed to perform its verification of the professional standards of construction industry practitioners", but it did not impose any sanctions on the company. Despite being investigated for violations, the company continued to use unregistered inspectors.
In 2007, Madden was accused of inadequate sanctions against unregistered inspectors by the committee. His response to a complainant was: "The services provided by companies that use unregistered inspectors to the construction industry are obvious." He said he It is understandable that the lack of qualified personnel has caused some companies to "take actions that conflict with the construction law." The Times said: They can understand the committee’s concerns about the shortage of qualified inspectors and investigating companies, because strict restrictions on unregistered building inspectors may lead to a continuous reduction in construction work.
In 2007, the Times received an email from Gil King, then the head of the committee, which showed the committee's attitude towards implementing the relevant provisions of the construction law. The email pointed out: The committee will work hard to make every investigating company use registered inspectors.
In the email, Gil King also wrote: Although the committee can understand the frustration of the complainant, this is not a problem that can be solved overnight. We need time to establish a safe and complete system to prevent such situations from happening. King left the committee in 2009 to become the executive officer of the main construction lobby group HIA in Victoria. (Wendy)
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