A leader in the Northern Territory’s construction sector has slammed a report into building regulation within the territory, describing the report as a ‘desktop exercise’ and arguing that recommendations regarding trust accounts would increase the risk of builder insolvency if adopted.

In an interview, Housing Industry Association Regional Executive Director – Northern Territory Neilia Ginnnane told Sourceable that the process of a review conducted by building disputes and major projects lawyer Cris Cureton was lacking in terms of genuine consultation with builders and contained a number of recommendations which were poorly…