The Association of Professional Engineers Australia made significant progress in 2019 in its campaign for a mandatory professional engineer registration scheme to be introduced in New South Wales in line with those already in place in Queensland and Victoria.
In response to this campaign and the Mascot and Opal tower debacles, Deputy Leader of the Opposition, Yasmin Catley MP, introduced the Professionals Engineer Registration Bill 2019 into the NSW Parliament in November.
The Bill, which calls for precisely what APEA has been campaigning for, has since been referred to a special parliamentary committee for review and consultation.
The committee is currently inviting submissions from industry associations, engineering businesses, professional engineers and other interested parties.
APEA welcomes this decision and is pleased that its members have been given the opportunity to have their say on this important piece of legislation.
Members are strongly encouraged to complete a submission – the stronger the response to this inquiry, the more likely the legislation will be passed. Members can use APEA’s template submission and edit to save time – click here to download the template.
Submissions should then be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org before the close date – Thursday 30 January 2020.