The Queensland Government is currently implementing reforms to make the building and construction industry fairer by introducing changes to project bank accounts, progress payments, subcontractors’ charges, adjudication and Minimum Financial Requirements (MFR).
The government is also asking for industry feedback in order to evaluate and review the reforms. The Building Industry Fairness Reforms Implementation and Evaluation Panel has been established for this purpose.
If you work in the building and construction industry, you are encouraged to provide feedback to the Panel to help shape the reforms and make the industry fairer for everyone. You can have your say by:
1. Providing feedback to the Panel’s discussion paper which was released on 27 November 2018. Submissions to the discussion paper will close on 15 February 2019.
2. Attending one of the industry forums below:
|Wednesday, 6 February 2019||7.30am – 9.00am||Brisbane – Souths Leagues Club||REGISTER HERE|
|Wednesday, 6 February 2019||6.00pm – 7.30pm||Brisbane – Sunnybank Community & Sports Club||REGISTER HERE|
|Thursday, 7 February 2019||8.30am – 10.00am||Sunshine Coast – Maroochy RSL||REGISTER HERE|
|Friday, 8 February 2019||7.30am – 9.00am||Rockhampton – Leagues Club||REGISTER HERE|
3. If you are a subcontractor currently involved in PBA projects, you are invited to attend a special meeting in Brisbane or Cairns, details are below:
Subcontractor Session Brisbane – Fitzy’s Tavern Loganholme
Friday, 8 February 2019, 3.30pm – 5.00pm
For more information on the Building Industry Fairness reforms visit www.qld.gov.au/securityofpayment