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Possibly more delays in Building Act, serious revision needed – McKenzie

Published:Thursday | June 23, 2016 | 6:51 AM
During his contribution to the Sectoral Debate in Parliament yesterday, McKenzie said the bill needed to be overhauled.

Local government minister Desmond McKenzie has indicated there could be more delays to passage of the Building Act, saying the bill drafted by the previous administration is in need of serious revision.

The Building Act will address illegal construction on private and public lands and regulate building work according to internationally recognised standards.

The People’s National Party administration had completed the draft bill for it to be passed, but the February 25 General Election intervened.

However, during his contribution to the Sectoral Debate in Parliament yesterday, McKenzie said the bill needed to be overhauled.

He said there had been no consultation with local authorities.

 

Local government minister Desmond Mckenzie

New calls were made for the passage of the Building Act following the collapse of a section of a building at the Royalton hotel construction site in Negril, Hanover in March.