Industry Today

On-site sewage facilities - NEW fact sheet

The QBCC, in consultation with the Service Trades Council’s On-site Sewage Treatment Panel, has developed a helpful guide to assist licensees in the waste-water industry. The guide includes information about licensing requirements, common issues and helpful links to the Queensland Wastewater code, Department of Environment and Science and the State Planning Policy 2017.

You can view the factsheet on the QBCC website here.

Letter from Penny – Christmas edition

It has been a challenging year for much of the world, leaving hardships, widespread sickness, bereavements, natural disasters and failures in its wake. Whilst COVID has affected us all differently, I don’t want to rehash the events we have lived the last nine months. Instead, I’d like to reflect on the positive things of our new way of life, as we face the Christmas period and look forward to ringing in 2021 as a fresh start.

Super minds vs super pests

The National Red Imported Fire Ant Eradication Program is using every possible weapon against the world's most invasive pests, fire ants.

Fire ant bait that can be used in wet weather, backyard bait stations, interfering with ant DNA and spotting fire ants from the sky are just a number of the projects being perfected by some of the best scientific minds in the world.

The eradication program's science team is currently working with collaborators to develop water-resistant bait, as current bait breaks down in wet weather.

Commissioner's message – November 2020

Welcome to the final edition of Construction Connect for 2020. Read on to find out about some of the important issues that concern you and your industry.

Learn about the new laws introduced to help strengthen the industry and increase consumer confidence in the certification process.

We recently issued a public warning for unlawful advertising, especially on digital platforms. Make sure you understand what you need to do to ensure your advertising is compliant.

Mechanical Services - air-conditioning and refrigeration employees – are you on track to meet licensing requirements?

Employees who perform mechanical services work for a licensed contractor must hold the relevant occupational licence by 1 January 2022.

Contractors who hold a mechanical services licence and have employees are encouraged to discuss licensing requirements with them.

Although the deadline seems a long way off, we encourage those employed in mechanical services work to review the licensing requirements now to ensure they have the required qualifications in time to be licensed by 1 January 2022. Any additional training that is needed should be considered as soon as possible.