MP wants to cut through 'red tape'

IPSWICH MP Ian Berry has backed the LNP State Government's decision to scrap the sustainability declaration applying to the sale of homes.

Minister for Housing and Public Works Bruce Flegg also introduced changes to the Building Act and Property and Motor Dealers Act to reduce what the government has described as red tape.

"Ipswich residents and real estate agents can now breathe a sigh of relief when they go to sell or buy property," Mr Berry said.

"Labor introduced the useless sustainability declaration as part of a green preference deal.

"The sustainability declaration is unnecessarily complex, impacts on people's privacy and is a needless added burden during the stressful time of selling a home."

Mr Berry said he had proposed a number of other red-tape busting initiatives, including a revision of the Water Savings Targets Code for roof catchment requirements and allowing pool safety inspectors to certify new pool fences for existing pools to reduce the cost of complying with pool safety laws.

"As a local MP I understand that there is still more to be done locally, and I encourage Ipswich residents and business owners to let me know what red tape they would like to see abolished."



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