Residential Building Mandatory Disclosure Proposed Measure
In 2009, The Council of Australian Governments committed (subject to the results of regulatory analysis) to phase in the mandatory disclosure of residential building energy, greenhouse and water performance as part of the National Strategy on Energy Efficiency. This proposed measure would require the owners of houses, flats or apartments to provide energy, water and greenhouse performance information about the home at the time it is offered for sale or lease.
The Department of Climate Change and Energy Efficiency has now released the Consultation Regulation Impact Statement (RIS) which models six options for implementation.
The consultation paper and supporting documents can be found at the Department of Resources, Energy and Tourism. All interested parties are invited to take up the opportunity to comment on the options and put forward input and feedback on issues raised by the Consultation RIS.
Public consultation meetings will be held during August 2011: Several online meetings (Webcasts) will also be held.