RIAI Election Manifesto
Published: Monday, February 07, 2011
The RIAI Election Manifesto sets out the RIAI’s detailed proposals to the incoming Government for reforming the construction sector.
In summary, we are looking for the next Government to:
- Review the National Spatial Strategy to deliver a long-term planning framework, with the goal of delivering social, economic and environmental sustainability in all areas of the built environment.
- Advance the Government Policy on Architecture’s commitment to place quality and design in architecture at the core of national policy on the built environment, and particularly in State-funded construction projects.
- Expedite the roll-out of approved public capital projects and bring forward the planning and design of key public capital projects – to maintain employment and generate a pipeline of ‘shovel-ready’ schemes for when the economy recovers.
- Ensure the registration standards in the Building Control Act 2007 are maintained, and implement improvements to building regulatory procedures to achieve increased levels of compliance and greater consumer protection for the public.
- Undertake an urgent review of the planning system to effect efficiencies, and achieve the timely delivery of essential infrastructure and built environment investment.
- Undertake an immediate review of public procurement – to deliver key reforms in the commissioning of architecture and construction design services, reduce the bureaucracy in public tendering, and deliver resource efficiencies for commissioning public bodies.
Engaging with Canvassers
- One of the key ways in which you, as an RIAI member, can influence the policy choices that will be made by the next Government is through engaging with the candidates and canvassers that will call to your door over the coming days.
- Please download the two documents below.
- The first, Engaging with Canvassers, sets out why engaging with canvassers and candidates is so important.
- The second, RIAI’s Questions for Canvassers and Candidates sets out the questions that we, as architects, need to pose now to those running for office.