(1) A person must carry out building work only in a way that will, or is likely to, result in a building that complies with the building code.
Maximum penalty: 50 penalty units.
(2) An offence against subsection (1) is a strict liability offence.
(3) For subsection (1), building work is taken not to result in a building that complies with the building code if, for each provision of the building code with which the building must comply—
(a) the building will not comply with the deemed-to-satisfy provision of the building code; and
(b) the approved plans for the building work do not state an alternative solution under the building code.
(4) It is a defence to a prosecution for an offence against subsection (1) if the person proves that—
(a) the building work was carried out in accordance with approved plans; and
(b) if the approved plans had been followed at the time of approval—the resulting building would have complied with the building code.