Discover everything there is to know about Legislation in the Plumbing and Gas Industries!
New Mechanical Services Licensing Framework Commences 1 January
Following consultation on the proposed framework, new Mechanical Services licences will be offered from 1 January 2020 in medical gas, air conditioning and refrigeration, and plumbing. These licences will be regulated by the Queensland Building and Construction Commission (QBCC).
When a heatpump water heater is removed or replaced, what is being done with the old unit? A few members have posed the question to the MPAQ Technical Team as how to properly dispose of the refrigeration units that contain refrigerant gasses.
Information regarding the legislation governing the plumbing and gas industries including the plumbing and drainage acts and regulations as well as the petroleum and gas acts and regulations.
Plumbing and Drainage Bill Reintroduced
The Plumbing and Drainage Bill 2017 lapsed and all work associated with the plumbing law reforms was placed on hold when the 55th Queensland Parliament was dissolved. On Thursday, the Minister for Housing and Public Works, Minister for Digital Technology and Minister for Sport, the Honourable Mick de Brenni MP reintroduced the Plumbing and Drainage Bill 2018 into the house.
Unitywater’s Sub-metering Process
MPAQ in conjunction with Unitywater want to promote the process for installing sub-meters to plumbers and members in the Moreton Bay, Sunshine Coast and Noosa council areas.
ABCB to Review Point of Sale Regulation
The Australian Building Codes Board (ABCB) will be undertaking a feasibility review for Point of Sale Regulation for the WaterMark Certification Scheme. A Discussion Paper has been prepared to initiate discussion and feedback among people and organisations that are affected by, or involved in, the Scheme’s ongoing administration and future direction.
MPAQ Contracting Members can take advantage of viewing FREE industry standards online.
Your Financials Must be Lodged with QBCC by 31 December
Queensland has new laws designed to build a stronger, fairer construction industry. Annual financial reports have been introduced to check the financial strength of contractor grade licensees in Queensland. Annual reporting is mandatory and you may already have the information needed.