The Queensland building and construction industry generates around $60 billion each year and is one of the pillars of the Queensland economy.
To help ensure it has a bright future, we are reviewing the Building Act 1975 and the building certification process to help cut costs, reduce delays and remove unnecessary regulations for industry.
As part of the review we have been consulting widely with industry through a series of forums held across the State and by giving industry participants the chance to complete an online survey.
More than 400 people have either come along to a forum, or completed the survey and I thank everyone who took the time to share their views.
A report outlining the findings of the review is due in September and I will be in touch at that time to keep you up to date with the latest developments.
We are also introducing changes for the Queensland Building and Construction Commission (QBCC) which include:
• Extending the grounds for disciplinary action to include the failure of a contractor to pay a subcontractor in accordance with the contract
• Cutting red tape by allowing licences to be renewed every three years instead of every year
• Removing the need for certain licensees to provide their financial statements every time they renew their licence
For more information about these changes you contact the QBCC on 139333 or visit Queensland Building and Construction Commission