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The State Government has released a Discussion Paper entitled the Queensland Building Plan for consultation. The Paper covers of a range of areas including a review of licencing and plumbing and drainage laws, the potential for a single state housing code and the sustainability of buildings.
The Paper also suggests there is a potential conflict of interest where there are ongoing business relationships between certifiers and builders, and includes a proposal to remove competition from certification services. Instead certifiers would be allocated work by the QBCC for a standardised fee. The Discussion Paper can be found at http://queenslandbuildingplan.engagementhq.com/
Residential Proposed changes to the Building Code of Australia in 2019 will include a number of minor changes for dwellings including new condensation management provisions and…