News & Updates
Have your say on issues affecting the on-site sewage management industry in Queensland.
The Service Trades Council’s On-site Sewage Treatment Panel (OSTP) has investigated issues relating to on-site sewage management in Queensland. The Panel has now released a consultation paper to seek industry feedback on possible recommendations to the Queensland Government.
The QBCC has launched a safety campaign to educate property owners, pool safety inspectors, property managers, landlords and tenants about their pool safety responsibilities. Read more.
Home owners have been urged to only use appropriately licensed tradespeople to repair any damage done by the recent storms that have struck Queensland. Read more.
The QBCC is urging consumers, contractors and suppliers to be cautious in their dealings with unlicensed tradesperson Matthew Geoffrey Rixon and his fencing businesses. Read more.
Persons that undertake regulated plumbing work of any value are required to hold a QBCC licence. Regulated plumbing work includes work such as installing taps and toilets, installing and replacing hot water systems and bathroom renovations. Read more.
Warning about installation and maintenance of on-site sewage facilities and the failure of such systems
The QBCC issues this public warning about the installation and maintenance of on-site sewage facilities (OSSFs) due to the public health and safety impacts of failing OSSFs.
Investigations by Queensland’s building watchdog have seen a person prosecuted for offences related to the company Plumbing Detectives Pty Ltd, which was the subject of an earlier Public Warning. Read more.
Building designers and contractors should be aware that the minimum level of corrosion resistance used by manufacturers of metal framing brackets is Z275 gsm which is appropriate for internal applications only (within the building envelope) that are kept permanently dry. Read more.
There are more alternative pathways and expanded eligibility criteria in Regulation amendments under the new Mechanical Services Licensing framework.
The QBCC warns suppliers and the public about the sale and use of potentially non-conforming building products, namely Do It Yourself (DIY) bidets, douche sprays and similar hygiene devices, collectively known as ‘alternative toileting devices’. Read more.