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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.