Queensland should follow the lead of New South Wales and introduce a two percent levy in order to protect owners of new apartments from defects, the nation’s leading strata lobby group says.

In its latest announcement, the Queensland division of Strata Community Australia says challenges associated with shoddy building work or materials being used in construction is a national issue, and that protection was needed for apartment owners. In a statement, Strata Building Australia (Qld) says ‘crisis’ in building defects has seen…