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Building Ministers' Meeting

The Building Ministers' Meeting (BMM) oversees policy and regulatory issues affecting Australia’s building and construction industries.

The BMM brings together Australian Government and state and territory government ministers with responsibility for building and construction. The Australian Government minister responsible for the building industry chairs the BMM.

The BMM was previously the Building Ministers’ Forum (BMF), a change that came out of the Conran review of ministerial forums.

Roles and responsibilities

The BMM’s responsibilities cover:

  • harmonising building regulations and standards
  • collaborating on compliance and enforcement
  • other policy issues affecting Australia’s building and construction industries

Australian Building Codes Board

The BMM sets the strategic direction for the Australian Building Codes Board (ABCB), a multi-jurisdictional standards writing body. The ABCB oversees development of the National Construction Code (NCC). The NCC contains all on-site building and plumbing requirements.

Read more about these roles and responsibilities in the Intergovernmental Agreement on the ABCB website.

Building Ministers’ Meeting members

Jurisdiction Name Title


Senator the Hon Jonno Duniam

Assistant Minister for Industry Development


Hon Rebecca Vassarotti MLA

Minister for Sustainable Building and Construction


Hon Eleni Petinos MP Minister for Small Business and Minister for Fair Trading


Hon Eva Lawler MLA

Minister for Infrastructure, Planning and Logistics


Hon Mick de Brenni MP

Minister for Public Works and Procurement


Hon Nick Champion MP

Minister for Housing, Urban Development and Planning


Hon Elise Archer MP

Minister for Workplace Safety and Consumer Affairs


Hon Richard Wynne MP

Minister for Planning and Minister for Housing


Hon Roger Cook MLA Minister for State Development, Jobs and Trade; and Minister for Commerce

Meeting communiqués

We release a Building Ministers' Communiqué after each BMM meeting.

Building reviews

The BMF requested an expert assessment of the effectiveness of compliance and enforcement systems for the building and construction industry. Read the implementation plan that addresses recommendations and outlines a roadmap for reform.

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See also

Read more about our department's role in building and construction industries

Last updated: 13 April 2022

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