Orders to fix serious defects, even up to ten years after completion, and to delay the occupation certificate developers need to sell apartments until they're fixed, gives regulators real teeth.
Builders compete for customers by touting the features of their homes. Some builders promote 'six-star' home energy ratings in ways that could mislead consumers and breach Australian Consumer Law.
People should always evacuate early to ensure their safety. But when they do decide to stay or they're told it's too late to leave, having a plan B is extremely important.