Bronwyn Weir was appointed with Professor Peter Shergold to undertake a review of Australia’s building regulation systems. The report was commissioned in the wake of the Grenfell fire in London by the Building Ministers’ Forum. The BMF asked Bronwyn and Peter to conduct and assessment and make recommendations for a national best practice approach to building regulation. The report was published in April 2018 and has been welcomed and supported by a broad range industry stakeholders. The BMF published its implementation plan in March 2019 and Bronwyn was part of the Expert Panel advising the ABCB implementation team on the BCR response. In December 2021, the BCR Implementation Team published a set of implementation tools, including model guidance documents, resources for industry associations and model codes of conduct and processes. See https://www.industry.gov.au/data-and-publications/building-confidence-building-ministers-forum-expert-assessment and Best practice model guidance
Bronwyn was appointed by Queensland’s Minister Mick de Brenni to chair the Building Industry Fairness Reforms Implementation and Evaluation Panel. The Panel’s role was to evaluate reforms relating to security of payment in the construction sector including the introduction of project bank accounts. The Panel’s report was tabled in the Queensland Parliament in November 2019. Building Fairness: An Evaluation of Queensland’s Building Industry Fairness Reforms
Our work with government regulators has often involved conducting reviews and audits on process, procedure, incidents and management systems. Our reports can make findings and recommendations for improvements. These reviews have been conducted for local and state government bodies, often as part of an internal audit and review process.
We have recently conducted reviews involving the internal review process for a state government regulator, the regulation of flammable refrigerants and the regulatory framework for a water corporation.