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Objectives of Act

    (1)     The objectives of this Act are—

        (a)     to protect the safety and health of people who use buildings and places of public entertainment;

        (b)     to enhance the amenity of buildings;

        (c)     to promote plumbing practices which protect the safety and health of people and the integrity of water supply and waste water systems;

        (d)     to facilitate the adoption and efficient application of—

              (i)     national building standards; and

              (ii)     national plumbing standards;

        (e)     to facilitate the cost effective construction and maintenance of buildings and plumbing systems;

        (f)     to facilitate the construction of environmentally and energy efficient buildings;

S. 4(1)(g) amended by No. 11/2023 s. 19(a).

        (g)     to aid the achievement of an efficient and competitive building and plumbing industry;

S. 4(1)(h) inserted by No. 11/2023 s. 19(b).

        (h)     to address issues in the building system experienced by domestic building affected parties.

    (2)     It is the intention of Parliament that in the administration of this Act regard should be had to the objectives set out in subsection (1).

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