QBCC reform hits the mark

13 October 2017

Queensland Government: Queensland is developing the nation's best building regulator with new powers and a new approach implemented at the Queensland Building and Construction Commission.

Minister for Housing and Public Works, Mick de Brenni, said strong compliance action was also one of the highlights from the Queensland Building and Construction Commission’s (QBCC) 2016-2017 Annual Report, tabled in Parliament today.

“The LNP set up the QBCC to fail and we are making it effective,” Mr de Brenni said.

“The Commission’s new proactive approach is clearly starting to pay dividends which is good news for both licencees and homeowners.

“Since the new Board was instated in December 2016 we have seen a real focus on maintaining standards in the industry, which is what the community expects.

“Other highlights from the last financial year include the creation of the Service Trades Council, an independent statutory authority created to provide advice to the me and the QBCC Commissioner about issues relating to, or affecting the service trades within the industry.

“It formally commenced on 4 August 2016 and was given instructions to strengthen Queensland’s plumbing and drainage, air-conditioning, fire protection and mechanical service industries.

“The Building and Tradie Assistance Register is another highlight for the industry, established to help with rebuilding efforts after Cyclone Debbie. Between 6 and 12 April 2017, 796 tradies and 448 building certifiers registered to help provide assistance for home owners affected by the cyclone.”

 

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