Bronwyn Weir of Weir Legal and Consulting is known for her depth of knowledge of building regulation across Australia . In June 2018 Bronwyn was appointed by Minister Mick di Brenni to chair the Building Industry Fairness Reforms Implementation and Evaluation Panel. The Panel evaluated significant reforms to Queensland’s building laws including the introduction of project bank accounts. In 2018 Bronwyn co-authored a report to the Building Ministers’ Forum (comprising 11 Federal, State and Territory Ministers) with Professor Peter Shergold. The pair undertook an assessment of national regulation and compliance systems relating to the building and construction industry and made recommendations for a national best practice approach to building regulation. She has given advice on the Docklands Lacrosse fires, the significant site collapse in Waverley, the Swanston Street Wall collapse, the Watergate Apartment appeals (relating to the use of apartments for short term accommodation) and the alleged illegal demolition of the Corkman Hotel. She has also been a legal adviser to the Victorian Cladding Taskforce.
Bronwyn has appeared on many occasions before the Victoria Building Appeals Board defending decisions of local councils and acting for owners and adjoining owners in protection works appeals and disputes. She has advised on warranty insurance, disciplinary inquiries, registration and enforcement actions. For over 20 years Bronwyn has advised Victorian local government building departments on issues such as notices and orders, risk management, emergency responses, rooming houses and powers of entry.