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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.
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.
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.
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.
MPAQ Contracting Members can take advantage of viewing 10 FREE industry standards online.
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.
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.
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.