The Queensland Government has made it simpler for plumbers and gasfitters to comply with legislation, passing the Plumbing and Drainage Bill 2018 on 5 September 2018.
Minister for Housing and Public Works Mick de Brenni said the new laws reduced the complexity of the previous Plumbing and Drainage Act 2002 which had been amended by more than 30 separate Bills during the past 15 years, making it hard to work with.
Queensland technicians and companies who install, decommission, service or maintain gaseous fire suppression systems or portable extinguishers containing ODS or SGG must ensure they also hold the necessary licences and permits as required by the Australian Government. This is in addition to the QBCC licensing requirements.
The Financial and Cyber Crime Group, Queensland Police Service has observed a trend in invoice scams targeting members of the building industry in Queensland. A number of businesses have already lost income as a consequence.
The scam involves offenders engaging with businesses pretending to be a supplier or creditor and convince businesses operators to change the suppliers banking account details held on record.
The QBCC is pleased to announce the appointment of our new Assistant Commissioner, Alison Byrne.
Alison has over 15 years’ experience in legal and regulatory services, having held investigation and legal positions with the NSW Crime Commission before a lengthy stint at the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions (NSW) in various roles, including in their Special Crime Unit and Western Sydney office.
As a QBCC-licensed contractor, you can get connected to more customers for free. It’s as simple as registering and keeping your details updated in our new and improved Find a Local Contractor directory.
With new features like Google maps overlay, click-to-dial/email and improved user design, it’s now faster and easier for local home owners to contact you.
When choosing a local contractor, Queensland home owners rely on the QBCC’s directory as a trusted source for finding licensed contractors.
The Grenfell Tower fire in London, UK and subsequent safety concerns regarding the use of combustible cladding has highlighted the importance of work required to mitigate fire risk around the world.
On 30 June 2017, the Queensland Government formed the Non-Conforming Building Product Audit Taskforce (the Taskforce) to conduct a targeted investigation into buildings using Aluminium Composite Panel (ACP) cladding and other possible combustible products.
We recently wrapped up the Notifiable Work (NW) Communication Campaign, with the aim of increasing the number of Form 4/4As lodged online and raising awareness of the NW scheme, both within the industry and with home owners.
The campaign ran from October 2017 to February 2018 and the results are in: