A vocal critic of building industry regulation in Victoria has condemned the supervision of building surveyors in that state, saying the system lacks accountability and does not punish those who fail to discharge their responsibilities in an adequate manner.

Despite acknowledging that the majority of surveyors do the right thing, Builders Collective of Australia national president Phil Dwyer said ‘a certain element’ of people were giving the industry a bad name through ‘cosy’ relationships with developers and were not being held to account by authorities. “Basically, there is no…