Appointment to Australian Building Codes Board
THE HIA has welcomed the appointment of Kristin Brookfield to the Australian Building Codes Board.
The role of the ABCB in developing a world class ‘performance based’ building code is critical in ensuring the exceptional standards of construction that prevail throughout Australia.
“Australia is extremely fortunate to have a framework that brings together governments and industry to deliver a truly national building code,” said Ms Brookfield.
“Many other countries claim to have this, but once you scratch the surface you quickly discover they are not uniformly adopted in the same way that Australia’s National Construction Code is.
“The ABCB continues to set a precedent for national cooperation and coordination that other sectors should be following if they are genuinely committed to reducing red tape and streamlining regulation.
“I look forward to participating in the Board’s work and appreciate the opportunity to represent industry in this way.”
With qualifications in town planning Kristin’s initial career in local government and the NSW Department of Planning gave her a sound grounding in the interaction between myriad building, planning and community considerations.
Since joining HIA in 2003 Kristin has held a number of senior policy roles including Senior Executive Director, Building, Development and Environment. Kristin was appointed HIA’s Chief Executive of Industry Policy in January 2017.
Kristin also participates in a number of Australian and International industry bodies including as a Director of the Australian Construction Industry Forum, the Building Products Innovation Council and currently chairs the Australasian Procurement and Construction Council (APCC), the International Housing Association Working Group on Counterfeit and Non-conforming Building Products, and the International Housing Association Working Group on Social Housing.
“The industry congratulates Kristin on her appointment and I have no doubt she will make a strong and valuable contribution to the Australian Building Codes Board,” said HIA’s Managing Director Shane Goodwin.