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Minimum Financial Requirements Review
The Department of Housing and Public Works is currently reviewing the proposed improvements to the Minimum Financial Requirements (MFR) for licensing in the building and construction industry.
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.
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.
Amendments to Orientation of Collectors for Solar Heated Water Systems
MPAQ was advised of a change to AS/NZS3500.4: 2015 which was adopted on 1 May 2016. At this time it was discovered that the orientation of solar panels were now being required to face within 45 degrees of true north, rather than east or west as is often the practice. Not every house has that roof orientation. Not every household wants their solar hot water system facing north.
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.