Free post-flood building advice for Fraser Coast and Gympie residents

14 January 2022

Fraser Coast and Gympie residents seeking help and information about flood-related home repairs and rebuilding have been urged to contact the Queensland Building and Construction Commission (QBCC).

QBCC Commissioner, Richard Cassidy, said the QBCC had always stepped up to help Queenslanders following natural disasters, and the QBCC’s skills and experience would now assist residents affected by ex-Tropical Cyclone Seth.

He said anyone seeking information about building-related work should visit the QBCC website, and anyone with questions should submit a general enquiry online, or phone the QBCC on 139 333.

“This is a difficult time for many people, including our local staff but the QBCC is here to help provide reassurance and guidance about compliant, safe building work,” Mr Cassidy said.

He urged property owners to only ever use licensed contractors, and to use contracts for any building work valued over $3,300.

The QBCC website has a free search tool to help identify and contact local licensees and a variety of building contracts for free download, including a Natural Disaster Repairs Contract.

The QBCC website also has extensive information for home owners and contractors about rebuilding after flood events, including information on repairs to damaged plasterboard, timber, and timber homes.

In addition to these services, the QBCC office at 302 Alice Street, Maryborough, is open 9am-5pm weekdays.

Contact: 

139 333