Project trust work  | Queensland Building and Construction Commission

Project trust work includes the types of work listed below relating to a building or swimming pool. 

Construction work relating to a building

  • Erection or construction of a building.
  • Renovations, extensions or repairs of a building.
  • Lighting and electrical work.
  • Water supply, sewerage or drainage.
  • Heating, ventilation and air-conditioning work.
  • Installing prefabricated components.
  • Laying wet pour rubber.

Related site work

  • Site work related to construction work (e.g. the construction of retaining walls).
  • Soil testing and site classification.
  • Earthmoving and excavation.
  • Scaffolding erection, management and removal.

Specialist work

  • Preparing plans or specifications for project trust work.
  • Work performed by an architect.
  • Work performed by a registered professional engineer.
  • Work performed by a surveyor.
  • Mechanical services work.
  • Fire protection work.
  • Inspection and treatment of termite infestation or management systems.
  • Contract administration (when they have also designed the building).

Inspection and advice

When associated with the building:

  • carrying out a building inspection
  • building certification work
  • energy efficiency assessments
  • fire safety advice.

Other work

  • Swimming pool construction, installation, alterations and repairs (whether associated with a building or not).

There are additional criteria, other than the type of work being undertaken, that determine whether a trust account is required. See, Planning a trust account needed for more information or use the simple trust account tool to work out if your contract requires a trust account.

Last reviewed: 12 Sep 2022 Last published: 12 Sep 2022
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