We are excited to announce that the former Plumbing Application System used for Notifiable Work (Form 4/4A) will soon be replaced with a new and improved solution accessible through myQBCC, the QBCC’s online customer portal.
This means that local government authorities (LGAs) will:
World Plumbing Day falls on 11 March each year, and is a day to celebrate the important role that plumbers and drainers play in protecting health and safety across the world.
This year, STC members and representatives of the Queensland Building and Construction Commission (QBCC) joined with about 350 members and supporters of the plumbing industry for a breakfast on 10 March 2017 at Hillstone St Lucia, hosted by the Master Plumbers’ Association of Queensland (MPAQ).
If you have ever considered becoming a private certifier, or you are already a building certifier and would like to obtain development approval endorsement, you will need to complete a course in issuing development permits for building work.
The next course is scheduled to run in Brisbane over two days on the 16 and 17 February, 2017.
From 1 January 2017, all new CPR signs for swimming pools must comply with Guideline 8, published by the Australian Resuscitation Council (ARC).
Existing signage that complies with the earlier guideline (Guideline 7) is acceptable for use while still readable. However, when CPR signs become illegible, they must be replaced with a sign that is compliant with Guideline 8.
Owners can choose to use the new CPR signs now, as pool safety laws have already been updated to reflect the change to signage. Guideline 7 signs are being phased out from 1 January, 2017.
If you have ever considered becoming a private certifier or you are already a building certifier and would like to obtain development approval endorsement, you will need to complete a course in issuing development permits for building work.
The next course is scheduled to run in Brisbane over two days on the 18 and 19 August, 2016.
Here, at the QBCC, we have been informed that a number of building certifiers are not satisfying their legislative responsibilities.
All certifiers must supply the Queensland Fire and Emergency Services (QFES) with prescribed documentation under sections 334 (see sections 334 to 338) of the Sustainable Planning Act 2009 and section 107 of the Building Act 1975.
It is important that the QFES have accurate and up-to-date records of buildings, both under construction and complete, within their jurisdiction as a referral agency.