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The NSW government is refusing to say when and how it will act on urgent recommendations to lift the standards of residential construction in the wake of the Opal Tower debacle - despite planning for a continued Sydney apartment building boom. The new minister responsible for building regulation says he intends to take a fresh look at proposed reforms of the industry - even though the government has been in possession of a report into the problems for 15 months. The delays in implementing an overhaul of the construction industry are frustrating experts, who fear action is needed to prevent another debacle like the cracking Opal Tower, or worse.