Bollards

Work: 

 

 

Bollards

 

 

Is a licence required ?: 

Unless an exception applies, a QBCC contractor licence of the appropriate class is required to carry out or undertake to carry out construction, renovation, alteration, extension, improvement or repair of a bollard if

  • the bollard is located on a driveway, in or on a building, and
  • the value of the work exceeds $3,300 (including the cost of materials).

However, in some circumstances the work may be exempted from being building work or otherwise requiring a licence under the QBCC Act or its regulation. See next column for common exceptions.

Notes

Under section 42 of the QBCC Act it is an offence carry out or undertake to carry out building work without a contractor’s licence of the appropriate class, unless the work is exempted in schedule 1A of the Act.

Subject to exceptions prescribed in schedule 1 of the QBCC Regulation, building work is defined in the  QBCC Act to include the erection, construction, improvement, repair or alteration of building, including a fixed structure.

Undertaking to carry out building work includes contracting to carry out the work, submitting a tender to carry out the work, making an offer to carry out the work.

Common exceptions: 

Work that is not building work requiring a licence

  • Work personally performed by the owner of land if the work value is $11,000 or less;
  • Work carried out on a bollard located on a road, a bikeway, footpath, or a tunnel for a road, busway, bikeway or footpath the work is not building work.  (see further notes below)

Work that is building work but is exempted under the QBCC Act from requiring a contractor licence

  • An employee of an appropriately licensed contractor;
  • A subcontractor of an appropriately licensed trade contractor;
  • A person in partnership with an appropriately licensed person;
  • Design work carried out by a landscape architect;
  • A consumer who engages 1 or more licensed contractors to carry out the work, if the consumer does not provide building work services for the work;
  • Work carried out by the holder of an owner-builder permit to the extent that the work is permitted under the permit;
  • A licensed nominee supervisor or site supervisor if doing something authorised by their licence;
  • A person who enters into a head contract to carry out the work if both (i) the work is to be carried out by an appropriately licensed and (ii) is not residential construction work or domestic building work;

Further exemptions can be found under Schedule 1A QBCC Act and 1 of the QBCC Regulation

Additional Notes – Exemption for bollards on roads, pathways, tunnels etc. 

road—

(a) means an area of land—

(i) whether surveyed or unsurveyed, dedicated, notified or declared to be a road for public use; or

(ii) whether surveyed or unsurveyed, taken under an Act, for the purpose of a road for public use; or

(iii) developed, or to be developed, for the public use of driving or riding of motor vehicles; and

(b) includes—

(i) a street, esplanade, highway, pathway, thoroughfare, toll road, track or stock route; and

(ii) a causeway or culvert in, on, or under a road that is associated with the road; and

(iii) a structure in, on, or under a road that is associated with the road; and

(c) does not include a driveway.

driveway means—

(a) a surface constructed—

(i) on a private property; and

(ii) for the purpose of driving or riding of motor vehicles to or from the property and a road; and

(iii) for which the right to use the surface is restricted to persons with an interest in the property and their invitees; or

(b) a surface constructed—

(i) between the boundary of a private property and that part of a road used for the driving or riding of motor vehicles; and

(ii) for the purpose of driving or riding of motor vehicles to or from the property and the road.

bikeway—

(a) means a path that has as 1 of its main purposes the public use of the path for riding bicycles; but

(b) does not include a path contained within private property.

footpath—

(a) means a path that has as 1 of its main purposes the public use of the path by pedestrian traffic; but

(b) does not include a path contained within private property.

 

Licence classes: 

Licence classes

The following licence classes may undertake this work subject to the limitations of the licence class scope of work: 

  • Builder Low Rise;
  • Builder Medium Rise;
  • Builder Open;
  • Carpentry;
  • Concreting;
  • Structural Metal Fabrication and Erection;
  • Non-Structural Metal Fabrication;
  • Builder Restricted to Shopfitting;
  • Builder Restricted to Structural landscaping;
  • Swimming Pool Construction, Installation and Maintenance.

For detailed information regarding scopes of work see Licence Classes.

Key Legislation: 

Key legislation includes:

  • Section 42, QBCC Act;
  • Schedule 1A, QBCC Act;
  • Schedule 2, QBCC Act;
  • Schedule 1 section 13, QBCC Regulation;
  • Schedule 1 section 14, QBCC Regulation;
  • Schedule 1 section 15, QBCC Regulation;
  • Schedule 8, QBCC Regulation.