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Access Canberra deputy director-general Dave Peffer this week told an Owners Corporation Network forum that the regulator was adopting a "far more aggressive approach" to investigating building non-compliance. He also revealed that a pre-Christmas audit blitz, which began in October, had already uncovered defects in documentation in a third of newly built properties where a certificate of occupancy had been issued. Mr Peffer told the forum that creating a "more educated buyer base" could improve the quality of new developments in the ACT. "For us as a regulator, this is perhaps one of our most important tools for addressing poor quality buildings," he said.