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QUEENSLAND’S BUILDING AND CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY SET FOR FURTHER REFORM 2019

Minister for Housing and Public Works, Mick de Brenni said that maintaining confidence in Queensland’s $46 billion a year industry was paramount in the wake of concerns raised over the structural integrity of NSW high rise apartment development, Opal.

“A strong industry, employing hundreds of thousands of Queenslanders is vitally important,” Mr de Brenni said. […]

HOME OWNERS FIRST WITH ZERO TOLERANCE FOR DODGY CERTIFIERS

Sunday, 30 December 2018

Home  owners will be  better  protected from dodgy  certifiers under  the  NSW Government’s zero tolerance approach to the cowboys in the industry.

Minister for Better  Regulation Matt Kean  revealed a four point strategy, that  builds on recent legislation and  strong penalties, in an effort to fix Labor’s bungled privatisation of certifiers.

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SECURITY OF PAYMENTS RECOMMENDATIONS

The Liberal National Government has welcomed a report urging the Western Australian Government to adopt key recommendations to ensure subcontractors working in the state’s construction industry feel more confident about being paid on time.

Minister for Industry, Science and Technology Karen Andrews welcomed the report from John Fiocco, which recognises the need for greater national […]

AN EVEN TOUGHER CONSTRUCTION COP ON THE BEAT

The Coalition Government is strengthening the Australian Building and Construction Commission (ABCC) with $3.7 million over four years from 2019-20 in additional funding and resources to boost its ability to enforce the rule of law on building and construction sites.

Minister for Jobs and Industrial Relations, the Hon Kelly O’Dwyer MP, said that since it […]

INDUSTRY CALLS FOR POLITICAL PARTIES AND INDEPENDENTS TO COMMIT TO SENATE NCBP REPORT RECOMMENDATIONS

The Building Products Industry Council (BPIC) supports the recommendations by the Senate Inquiry into Non-Conforming Building Products Final Report. The report is a reflection of many of the industry’s concerns about nonconforming building products (NCBPs) and the demonstrable harm they are doing to the public and the sector.

“In the lead up to the federal […]

NON-CONFORMING BUILDING PRODUCTS NEED TO GO

Labor Senator Chris Ketter has today tabled the Senate Economics References Committee Report into Non-conforming Building Products: The need for a coherent and robust regulatory regime.

The final report hands down thirteen recommendations around national consistency and regulation, better consultative and reporting mechanisms and border protection.

This inquiry has run over two Parliaments, during which […]

CONSTRUCTION OUTLOOK: MAJOR CONSTRUCTION TO FURTHER BUILD ON HIGH BASE OF ACTIVITY

Building on a high base, Australia’s leading construction companies are projecting further expansion in the value of major non- residential project work in 2018-19 and 2019-20, according to the latest Australian Industry Group/Australian Constructors Association Construction Outlook survey released today. However, the pace of growth is expected to moderate as total infrastructure investment moves closer […]

QLD Government Releases Digital Enablement for Queensland Infrastructure – Principles for BIM Implementation

The Queensland Government has released its approach to the consistent and progressive implementation of Building Information Modelling (BIM) on major government infrastructure projects.

The Digital Enablement for Queensland Infrastructure – principles for BIM implementation can be found here – www.dsdmip.qld.gov.au/bim

In 2017, the government released the Building Information Modelling – draft policy […]

RESIDENTIAL CONSTRUCTION FIGURES CONTINUE TO SOAR

Tasmania’s building and construction sector is going from strength to strength, and the latest ABS figures confirm Tasmania has recorded the highest growth rate in the nation with respect to new residential construction.

The Construction Work Done preliminary figures for the September 2018 quarter, showed a 31.7 per cent increase in the value of new […]

NSW ADOPTS COMMONWEALTH SECURITY OF PAYMENT RECOMMENDATIONS

The Coalition Government welcomes legislation passing through the New South Wales Parliament to protect subcontractors working in the state’s construction industry.

The reforms in NSW adopt key recommendations of the national Review of Security of Payment Laws. Conducted by John Murray AM, the Review made 86 recommendations to improve protections for small businesses and address […]