NSW Plumbing Reforms - 1 July 2012
With the introduction of the Plumbing and Drainage Act 2011, from 1 January 2013 Fair Trading will become the state's single plumbing and drainage regulator for all on-site plumbing and drainage works.
NSW Fair Trading will be delegating inspection and enforcement powers to regional councils so they may continue conducting plumbing and drainage inspections
Plumbing reforms 2012
Plumbing reforms in 2012 were part of a state-wide initiative by the NSW Government to provide a more consistent and effective approach to standard setting, on-site regulation compliance in NSW.
As part of the plumbing regulatory framework, Fair Trading licenses plumbers and drainers under the Home Building Act 1989, and all plumbing and drainage work must be completed by a person who holds a licence, qualified supervisor certificate or tradesperson certificate. In addition, a system of on-site regulation ensures that NSW plumbing and drainage work is monitored, so it complies with technical standards and regulations.