AIB Welcomes Commencement of Victorian Construction Industry Watchdog

The Australian Institute of Building (AIB) today cautiously welcomed the commencement of Nigel Hadgkiss as Director of Construction Code Compliance at the Victorian Department of Treasury and Finance.

Given the level of lost productivity due to industrial action on construction sites in Victoria, both in past years and increasingly again at the moment, the appointment of Mr Hadgkiss is a welcome development said Mr Robert Hunt, AIB Chief Executive Officer.

However, we look forward to receiving more information about the role and powers that Mr Hadgkiss and his office will have. The AIB feels very strongly that Mr Hadgkiss must have the necessary legislative authority to ensure that industrial relations on construction sites in Victoria do not deteriorate following the abolition of the Australian Building and Construction Commissioner.

Mr Hunt added, Mr Hadgkiss three years as the Deputy Commissioner of the Australian Building and Construction Commissioner makes him the right person for the job.

I look forward to working with Mr Hadgkiss to ensure the best possible industrial relations outcomes on construction sites in Victoria.