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Review of Qld Government Building and Construction Training and Employment Policies
Reviews of the Queensland Government Building and Construction Contracts Structured Training Policy and the Indigenous Employment Policy for Queensland Government Building and Civil Construction Projects have been completed. These two policies are to be replaced with a single policy, the Queensland Government Building and Construction Training Policy. The new Queensland Government Building and Con

Appointment Building and Construction Industry Training Fund
The Building and Construction Industry Training Fund (QLD) Ltd (BCITF) has been established as the skills centre of excellence for the building and construction industry and is a not for profit company limited by guarantee, with sole membership being the State of Queensland, through the Minister for Education, Training and Employment. The skills centre of excellence represents a partnership model

Appointments to the Queensland Building and Construction Board
The Queensland Building and Construction Board (the Board) is established under Section 5 of the Queensland Building and Construction Commission Act 1991 (the Act). The role of the Board is to ensure the Authority is performing its functions and exercises its powers in an appropriate, effective and efficient way. Cabinet endorsed that the following members to the Board be recommended to the Go

Appointments to the Plumbing Industry Council
The Plumbing Industry Council (PIC) is a statutory body established under the Plumbing and Drainage Act 2002. The PIC administers the licensing system for plumbers and drainers, including the issuing of licences, investigation of complaints, disciplinary matters and promotes the acceptable standards of competence for the trade. The membership of the PIC expires on 28 February 2014 and the followi

Professional Engineers and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2014
The Government is implementing reforms to the Professional Engineers Act 2002 (the Act), following a review by the Board of Professional Engineers of Queensland and an industry consultation process conducted by KPMG. The amendments to the Act are based on the review findings and address many of the issues which had been raised, with the key amendments including: Clarifying critical definitions in

Queensland Government submission to Senate Inquiry into non-conforming building products
On 23 June 2015, the Senate referred an inquiry into non-conforming building products to the Senates Economics References Committee to be reported by 12 October 2015. The issue of non-conforming building products is a critically important and complex one of national proportions. The Queensland Government submission proposes four recommendations: Before any further regulation is contemplated, the

State Infrastructure Plan
The absence of a State Infrastructure Plan (SIP) since 2011, and the decline in resource sector investment, has left industry calling for Government to help build confidence, and support a sustainable construction industry. In June 2015, the Deputy Premier, Minister for Transport, Minister for Infrastructure, Local Government and Planning and Minister for Trade released the Directions Paper – Del

Discussion Paper Security of Payment for Subcontractors
Securing the payment of subcontractors within the building and construction industry in Australia has for many years been recognised as a very complex issue, with no simple solution. A key difficulty in addressing the problem is the large number of different factors that can influence the payment process. These include contractual agreements, commercial relationships, supply chain arrangements, th

Appointments of General Referees to Building and Development Dispute Resolution Committees
The Building and Development Dispute Resolution Committees are established under the Sustainable Planning Act 2009. Committees provide an affordable, timely and accessible non-court based dispute resolution service for deciding appeals against decisions of Local Governments and private building certifiers about a range of decisions made under the Sustainable Planning Act 2009; the Building Act 197

Plumbing and Drainage and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2015
The Bill amends the Plumbing and Drainage Act 2002 and the Queensland Building and Construction Commission Act 1991 to establish a dedicated plumbing industry regulatory body within the Queensland Building and Construction Commission. The regulatory body will be known as the Service Trades Council. The Housing Act 2003 is amended by the Bill to introduce a deeming provision to clarify that any dev

Appointment to Building and Construction Industry Training Fund
The Building and Construction Industry Training Fund (QLD) Ltd (BCITF) has been established as the Skills Centre of Excellence for the building and construction industry and is a not-for-profit company limited by guarantee, with sole membership being the State of Queensland, through the Minister responsible for the Training portfolio. The Skills Centre of Excellence represents a partnership model

Appointments to Board of Architects of Queensland
The Board of Architects of Queensland (the Board) is established under the Architects Act 2002 (the Act) to maintain a register of registered architects; protect the public interest by ensuring only competent, qualified persons practice as registered architects; ensure registered architects maintain appropriate technical and professional standards; investigate complaints against architects and ins

Appointments to Board of Professional Engineers of Queensland
The Board of Professional Engineers of Queensland (the Board) is established under the Professional Engineers Act 2002 (the Act) to maintain a register of registered professional engineers; protect the public interest by ensuring only competent, qualified persons practice as registered professional engineers; ensure registered professional engineers maintain appropriate technical and professional

Appointments to Surveyors Board of Queensland
The Surveyors Board of Queensland is an independent statutory body whose purpose is to maintain public confidence in the surveying profession by ensuring surveys are carried out by registrants in a professional and competent way. The major functions of the Surveyors Board of Queensland include prescribing competency frameworks for surveyors; assessing applications for all categories of registratio

Appointments to Building and Construction Industry (Portable Long Service Leave) Authority Board
The Building and Construction Industry (Portable Long Service Leave) Act 1991 (Act) provides for the establishment of the Building and Construction Industry (Portable Long Service Leave) Authority (QLeave), which administers a scheme of portable long service leave benefits for eligible workers in the building and construction industry in Queensland. Section 11 of the Act provides that QLeave is g

Appointments to Service Trades Council
The Service Trades Council (STC) is established under the Plumbing and Drainage Act 2002 (PDA) to confer on national policy development and implementation for the plumbing and drainage trade; report to the Minister on any issue relating to plumbing and drainage referred to it by the Minister, or any issue relating to plumbing and drainage the STC considers the Minister should know about; and perfo

Appointments to Queensland Building and Construction Board
The Queensland Building and Construction Board is established under the Queensland Building and Construction Commission Act 1991 and is responsible for deciding the strategy and the operational, administrative and financial policies to be followed by the Queensland Building and Construction Commission. The Board ensures that the Commission performs its functions and exercises its powers in a prop

Consultation on initiatives in the Queensland Building Plan
The building construction industry is a significant contributor to the Queensland economy and one of the largest employers of Queenslanders, providing jobs across the State. In order to deliver confidence and security to advance the building and residential living sectors, the Queensland Government is developing a Queensland Building Plan in consultation with industry and community stakeholders.

Building Industry Fairness (Security of Payment) Bill 2017
The Security of Payment discussion paper was released in December 2015, followed by extensive consultation. The Queensland Building Plan: A discussion paper for industry and consumers, released in November 2016, proposed reforms to key areas including security of payment. Consultation outcomes reinforced previous analysis of systemic problems within the building and construction industry. The resu

Appointments to Board of Building and Construction Industry Training Fund
The Building and Construction Industry Training Fund (QLD) Ltd (BCITF) has been established as the skills centre of excellence for the building and construction industry and is a not-for-profit company limited by guarantee, with sole membership being the State of Queensland, through the Minister for Training and Skills. The skills centre of excellence represents a partnership model between industr

Building and Construction Legislation (Non-conforming Building Products - Chain of Responsibility and Other Matters) Amendment Bill 2017
Non-conforming building products (NCBPs) pose a significant risk to the health and safety of all Queenslanders. The use of NCBPs threatens the integrity of a building, putting all users of the building, as well as people on building sites potentially at risk. Incorporating NCBPs in a building can also impose significant costs on owners to rectify damages or undertake remedial action. The Queenslan

Lapsed Legislation for Re-Introduction into Legislative Assembly
When the election was called on 29 October 2017, the Parliament was dissolved by proclamation of the Governor. The dissolution has significant effects on the Parliament as follows: All business on the Notice Paper including Government Bills, Private Members Bills and Questions On Notice lapse; All notices of motions remaining on the Notice Paper such as revocation motions lapse, except for disall

Queensland Building Plan
The building and construction industry is important to the Queensland economy providing significant employment and economic contribution. The Queensland Building Plan (the Plan) outlines the policy and legislation reforms which the Queensland Government has delivered and demonstrates the Government’s intent in the other areas of reform. The Plan draws together the results from the feedback receive

Plumbing and Drainage Bill 2017
The Government is in the final stages of completing a review of the regulatory framework for plumbing and drainage in Queensland. The scope of the review included the Plumbing and Drainage Act 2002 (the Act), associated regulations and associated codes to ensure their continued relevance. The Plumbing and Drainage Bill 2017 (the Bill) represents the first stage of reforms which will result in the

2017 Intergovernmental Agreement for Australian Building Codes Board
The National Construction Code (NCC) sets the minimum requirements for the design, construction and performance of buildings throughout Australia including amenity, accessibility and safety. Each state and territory adopts the NCC and is responsible for regulating compliance with the NCC in their jurisdiction. An Inter-governmental Agreement (IGA) between the Commonwealth, state and territory gov

Appointments to Surveyors Board of Queensland
The Surveyors Board of Queensland is an independent statutory body whose purpose is to maintain public confidence in the surveying profession by ensuring surveys are carried out by registrants in a professional and competent way. The board’s major functions include prescribing competency frameworks for surveyors; assessing applications for all categories of registration and endorsements in surveyi

Appointments of referees to Development Tribunals
The Development Tribunals are established to hear appeals against decisions made under the Planning Act 2016, Building Act 1975, Plumbing and Drainage Act 2002, Residential Services (Accreditation) Act 2002, South-East Queensland Water (Distribution and Retail Restructuring) Act 2009 (SEQ Water Act) and matters prescribed under a regulation. The general referees have been selected from across Quee

Appointments to Board of Building and Construction Industry Training Fund (Construction Skills Queensland)
The Building and Construction Industry Training Fund (Qld) Ltd (BCITF) has been established as the skills centre of excellence for the building and construction industry and is a not-for-profit company limited by guarantee, with sole membership being the State of Queensland, through the Minister for Training and Skills. The skills centre of excellence represents a partnership model between industr

Appointments to Board of Building and Construction Industry Training Fund (Construction Skills Queensland)
The Building and Construction Industry Training Fund (QLD) Ltd (BCITF) has been established as the skills centre of excellence for the building and construction industry and is a not-for-profit company limited by guarantee, with sole membership being the State of Queensland, through the Minister for Training and Skills Development. The skills centre of excellence represents a partnership model bet

Appointments to Board of Architects of Queensland
The Board of Architects of Queensland (the Board) is established under the Architects Act 2002 (the Act) to maintain a register of registered architects; protect the public by ensuring only competent, qualified persons practice as registered architects; ensure registered architects maintain appropriate technical and professional standards; investigate complaints against architects and take discipl

Appointments to Board of Professional Engineers of Queensland
The Board of Professional Engineers of Queensland (the Board) is established under the Professional Engineers Act 2002 (the Act) to maintain a register of registered professional engineers; protect the public interest by ensuring only competent, qualified persons practice as registered professional engineers; ensure registered professional engineers maintain appropriate technical and professional

Appointments to Building and Construction Industry (Portable Long Service Leave - QLeave) Board
The Building and Construction Industry (Portable Long Service Leave) Act 1991 (Act) provides for the establishment of the Building and Construction Industry (Portable Long Service Leave) Authority (QLeave), which administers a scheme of portable long service leave benefits for eligible workers in the building and construction industry in Queensland. Section 11 of the Act provides that QLeave is go

Combustible cladding on in-scope privately-owned buildings across Queensland
Following identification of combustible polyethylene (PE) core cladding on the Princess Alexandra (PA) Hospital and increasing community concerns around the use of combustible cladding on buildings, the Queensland Government established the Non-Conforming Building Products Audit Taskforce (the Taskforce) on 30 June 2017. The late Honourable Terry Mackenroth was appointed as independent chair of

Appointments to Queensland Building and Construction Board
The Queensland Building and Construction Board (the Board) is established under the Queensland Building and Construction Commission Act 1991 as the governing body of the Queensland Building and Construction Commission. The Board is responsible for deciding the strategy and the operational, administrative and financial policies to be followed by the Commission. The Board also ensures that the Comm

Building Information Modelling Implementation
Building Information Modelling, or BIM, is a digital process for creating and managing all the information on an infrastructure asset throughout its lifecycle. The output of this process is a model which provides a three-dimensional, digital representation of the physical and functional characteristics of a building, another form of infrastructure or environment. This enables opportunities to impr

Appointments to Service Trades Council
The Service Trades Council (STC) is established under the Plumbing and Drainage Act 2002 (the Act) as an independent advisory body representing Queensland service trades, to protect the public's health and safety as well as the environment. The STC is responsible for: conferring on national policy development and implementation for the trade reporting to the Minister on: any issue relating to the

Appointment to Building and Construction (Portable Long Service Leave) Authority Board
The Building and Construction Industry (Portable Long Service Leave) Act 1991 (Act) provides for the establishment of the Building and Construction Industry (Portable Long Service Leave) Authority (QLeave), which administers a scheme of portable long service leave benefits for eligible workers in the building and construction industry in Queensland. Section 11 of the Act provides that QLeave is go

Appointments to Building and Construction Industry Training Fund (Qld) Ltd
The Building and Construction Industry Training Fund (QLD) Ltd (BCITF) has been established as the skills centre of excellence for the building and construction industry and is a not-for-profit company limited by guarantee, with sole membership being the State of Queensland, through the Minister for Employment and Small Business and Minister for Training and Skills Development. The skills centre o

Proposal for changes to QLeave Levies
A portable long service leave (PLSL) scheme for Queensland’s building and construction industry was established under Building and Construction Industry (Portable Long Service Leave) Act 1991 (the Act) and commenced in 1992. The scheme is funded by a PLSL levy payable to QLeave on the total project costs (including all direct and indirect costs) of all building and construction work over $150,000

Appointments to Board of Building and Construction Industry Training Fund
The Building and Construction Industry Training Fund (QLD) Ltd (BCITF) is established as the skills centre of excellence for the building and construction industry and is a not-for-profit company limited by guarantee, with sole membership being the State of Queensland, through the Minister for Employment and Small Business and Minister for Training and Skills Development. The skills centre of exce

Appointments to Building and Construction Industry Portable LSL Board
The Building and Construction Industry (Portable Long Service Leave) Act 1991 (the Act) provides for the establishment of the Building and Construction Industry (Portable Long Service Leave) Authority (QLeave), which administers a scheme of portable long service leave benefits for eligible workers in the building and construction industry in Queensland. Section 11 of the Act provides that QLeave i

Appointments to Surveyors Board of Queensland
The Surveyors Board of Queensland is an independent statutory body whose purpose is to maintain public confidence in the surveying profession by ensuring surveys are carried out by registrants in a professional and competent way. The board’s major functions include prescribing competency frameworks for surveyors; assessing applications for all categories of registration and endorsements in surveyi

Minimum Financial Requirements for licensing in building and construction industry
The Building Industry Fairness (Security of Payment) Act 2017 (BIF Act) was enacted on 10 November 2017. The BIF Act includes a legislative head of power for the MFR to be prescribed in regulation. A public discussion paper titled ‘The proposed improvements to the Minimum Financial Requirements for licensing in the building and construction industry’ was released for consultation from 12 Septembe

Changes to Building and Construction Industry QLeave levy
The portable long service leave scheme for Queensland’s building and construction industry is established under the Building and Construction Industry (Portable Long Service Leave) Act 1991. The portable long service leave scheme is funded by a portable long service leave levy, currently fixed at 0.25% of assessible building costs above a threshold of $150,000. The levy is discounted for large bui

Appointments to Board of Architects of Queensland
The Board of Architects of Queensland (the Board) is established under the Architects Act 2002 (the Act) to maintain a register of registered architects; protect the public by ensuring only competent, qualified persons practice as registered architects; ensure registered architects maintain appropriate technical and professional standards; investigate complaints against architects; and take discip

Appointments to Board of Professional Engineers of Queensland
The Board of Professional Engineers of Queensland (the Board) is established under the Professional Engineers Act 2002 (the Act) to maintain a register of registered professional engineers; protect the public by ensuring only competent, qualified persons practice as registered professional engineers; ensure registered professional engineers maintain appropriate technical and professional standards

Building Industry Fairness - Security of Payment
The Government has been creating a safer, fairer and more sustainable building and construction industry through implementation of the Queensland Building Plan. As part of reforming the culture and payment practices of the building and construction industry, an independent evaluation and an investigation have been undertaken to determine the effectiveness of the existing legislative framework by t

QBCC (Mechanical Services Licences) and Other Legislation Amendment Regulation 2019
The mechanical services licensing framework regulates work on heating and cooling systems in complex buildings and work on medical gas systems. These systems contribute to the overall health and safety of the community and can have fatal consequences if incorrectly installed or maintained. For example, legionella bacteria can grow and spread through air conditioning units for large buildings, such

Appointments to Queensland Building and Construction Board
The Queensland Building and Construction Board (the Board) is established under the Queensland Building and Construction Commission Act 1991 as the governing body of the Queensland Building and Construction Commission. The Board is responsible for deciding the strategy and the operational, administrative and financial policies to be followed by the Commission. The Board also ensures that the Commi

Building Industry Fairness (Security of Payment) and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2020
On 28 November 2019, the Minister for Housing and Public Works, Minister for Digital Technology and Minister for Sport tabled in the Legislative Assembly the government responses to two independent reports into the building and construction industry: The Building Industry Fairness Reforms Implementation and Evaluation Panel report and the Special Joint Taskforce report. The reports made recommenda

Appointments to Service Trades Council
The Service Trades Council (STC) is established under the Plumbing and Drainage Act 2018 (the Act) and forms part of, and operates within, the Queensland Building and Construction Commission (QBCC). The STC represents Queensland’s plumbing and drainage trade and works to promote acceptable standards of competence for the trade to protect the public's health and safety as well as the environment. T

Appointments to Board of Building and Construction Industry Training Fund (Qld) Ltd
The Building and Construction Industry Training Fund (QLD) Ltd (BCITF) has been established as the skills centre of excellence for the building and construction industry and is a not-for-profit company limited by guarantee, with sole membership being the State of Queensland, through the Minister for Training and Skills Development. The skills centre of excellence represents a partnership model bet

Appointments to Board of Building and Construction Industry Training Fund (Qld) Ltd
The Building and Construction Industry Training Fund (QLD) Ltd (BCITF) has been established as the skills centre of excellence for the building and construction industry and is a not-for-profit company limited by guarantee, with sole membership being the State of Queensland, through the Minister for Employment and Small Business and Minister for Training and Skills Development. The skills centre o

Appointment of Chairperson to Building and Construction Industry Training Fund Board
The Building and Construction Industry Training Fund (QLD) Ltd (BCITF) has been established as the skills centre of excellence for the building and construction industry and is a not-for-profit company limited by guarantee, with sole membership being the State of Queensland, through the Minister for Employment and Minister for Training and Skills Development. The skills centre of excellence repres

Appointment of referees for the Development Tribunals
The Development Tribunals are established under chapter 6 of the Planning Act 2016 (PA) to hear appeals against decisions made under the PA, Building Act 1975, Plumbing and Drainage Act 2018, Residential Services (Accreditation) Act 2002, South-East Queensland Water (Distribution and Retail Restructuring) Act 2009 (SEQ Water Act) and matters prescribed under a regulation. The Development Tribunals

Appointment Board of the Building and Construction Industry Training Fund (Qld) Ltd
The Building and Construction Industry Training Fund (QLD) Ltd (BCITF) has been established as the skills centre of excellence for the building and construction industry and is a not-for-profit company limited by guarantee, with sole membership being the State of Queensland, through the Minister for Employment and Small Business and Minister for Training and Skills Development. The skills centre o