Have your say on security of payment

State-wide consultation sessions coming to a location near you

The Queensland Government has released a Security of Payment discussion paper to seek valuable feedback from subcontractors, industry and the community.

The Department of Housing and Public Works will be holding a series of consultation sessions across the State from
28 January 2016.

The one and a half hour sessions will:

  • discuss the options outlined within the Security of Payment discussion paper
  • seek feedback on the 2014 amendments to the Building and Construction Industry Payments Act 2004, and seek feedback on the Subcontractors’ Charges Act 1974 and the Queensland Building and Construction Commission’s Minimum Financial Requirements Policy.

All dates and locations have been confirmed and are now available on the department’s Building Industry Policy’s events web page, however, certain venues will be announced in the near future.

Our economy and productivity depends on a strong and effective construction sector.

We encourage you to have your say to ensure subcontractors and their families receive a fair day’s pay for a fair day’s work. If you haven’t taken the time to read the discussion paper, we encourage you do so.

To register for an event near you, email securityofpayment@hpw.qld.gov.au with your name, and the date and location of the session you will be attending. Although registration is not mandatory, you are encouraged to attend and have your say.

Even if you can’t attend a consultation session you can still have your say, by visiting the Get Involved website. Submissions for this consultation closes 5pm, Thursday 31 March 2016.

For more information on security of payment for subcontractors, please email securityofpayment@hpw.qld.gov.au or visit the Department’s website on www.hpw.qld.gov.au