Compliance Mechanisms and Penalties:
A person cannot undertake any assessable building work without prior approval from a Building Certifier.
Local governments are responsible for prosecuting breaches of the Act through the appropriate court which may impose heavy fines on conviction.
Local governments may also, by notice, order the rectification, or require the demolition, of a building or other structure which either cannot be made to comply or is dangerous.
Review or Appeal Mechanisms:
An objection may be made against any decision by a building certifier in respect of applications or notices issued by the certifier. This objection should be first lodged with the Registrar of Building and Development Committees.
A further right of appeal, on matters of law and jurisdiction, may be made to the Planning and Environment Court.