According to the ACT’s planning minister Mick Gentleman, an overhaul of the state’s construction industry which was due to be finished at the end of last financial year will not be completed until 2020.

The suite of reforms announced in 2016 targeted “phoenixing” in particular, referring to the practice by dodgy builders of liquidating their assets and restarting under a new identity to avoid paying their creditors.

Among other things, the reforms also create new minimum standards, compliance measures and licensing standards for builders and certifiers.

The reforms are expected to be complete by the end of the Government’s term, in 2020.

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