Concerns that some homes in the state’s north may not have been built to cyclone standards and speculation over conflicts of interest in private certification have brought about a major review of the building certification regime in Queensland.

Unveiling a 60-page discussion paper, the state’s Housing and Public Works Minister Tim Mander said the government had become aware of serious potential deficiencies in respect of certification earlier this year relating to framing requirements in high wind areas in Mackay. A subsequent audit of 112 properties by the Queensland…