National Plumbing Regulators Forum
The National Plumbing Regulators Forum was established in 2002 to facilitate greater national consistency in plumbing standards across all Australian states and territories. The forum provides an opportunity for government regulators to exchange views on policy and technology developments across the plumbing industry.
In 2004, the National Plumbing Regulators Forum developed the Plumbing Code of Australia 2004 on behalf of the Commonwealth Government and each state and territory government. The Code is a uniform set of technical provisions for plumbing work. It is performance based and allows for state variations to provide additional requirements or cater for specific community expectations. A performance based approach defines the way of achieving a specified outcome without prescribing a particular method.
National Plumbing Regulators Forum (NPRF) Transition of Australia-New Zealand Reciprocity Agreement (ANZRA)
In June 2007 at its meeting in Melbourne, the NPRF considered the next steps for the transition of the work of ANZRA to the NPRF, as agreed to in Perth in November 2006.
The Consultation Paper sets out the key steps to achieve transition in a way that will ensure continuity for regulatory authorities, industry participants and other relevant stakeholders.