Building and plumbing newsflashes

The Building and Plumbing Newsflash provides updates on the latest news within Queensland's building industry as relevant to the activities of the Department of Energy and Public Works.

NumberDateTitle
6063 August 2022Southern Downs Regional Council approved to opt-in to the Queensland Development Code for supplementary water supply (PDF, 85KB)
60530 June 2022Queensland Building and Construction Commission (QBCC) Governance Review report and Government response released (PDF, 103KB)
60430 June 2022Light-weight class 10 buildings and structures under the Queensland Development Code Mandatory Part 1.4 – Building over or near relevant infrastructure (PDF, 124KB)
60321 June 2022COVID-19 emergency applicable event – 12-month extension to timeframes for undertaking approved development (PDF, 90KB)
60217 June 2022Positioning of residential solar infrastructure – 'ban the banners' (PDF, 230KB)
60117 June 2022Building and Other Legislation Amendment Act 2022 (PDF, 208KB)
60030 May 2022Extension of the professional indemnity insurance exemption period and other amendments to the Building Regulation 2021 (PDF, 86KB)
599 5 May 2022 Developer Review Panel work plan and stakeholder engagement plan released (PDF, 81KB)
598 7 April 2022 Queensland Home Warranty Scheme Review – discussion paper and information sessions (PDF, 85KB)
597 29 March 2022 New commencement dates for remaining phases of the trust account framework (PDF, 128KB)
596 22 February 2022 Queensland Building and Construction Commission (QBCC) Governance Review Update (PDF, 75KB)
595 25 January 2022 Queensland Building and Construction Commission (QBCC) Governance Review (PDF, 74KB)
594 22 December 2021 Mechanical services licensing framework transitional period ending 31 December 2021 (PDF, 102KB)
593 8 December 2021 Transitional arrangements and new approved forms for the Building Regulation 2021 (PDF, 103KB)
592 Updated on 21 June 2022COVID-19 emergency applicable event – Six-month extension to timeframes for undertaking approved development (PDF, 141KB)
591 1 September 2021 Queensland's Building Regulation 2021 commenced 1 September 2021 (PDF, 141KB)
590 26 August 2021 Commencement of Queensland's new Building Regulation 2021 proposed for 1 September 2021 (PDF, 95KB)
589 12 August 2021 Review of the Queensland Home Warranty Scheme (PDF, 114KB)
588 10 August 2021 New transitional arrangements for mechanical services – air conditioning and refrigeration occupational licensing (PDF, 92KB)
587 9 July 2021 Postponing the repeal of head contractor licensing exemption (PDF, 84KB)
586 24 May 2021 Clarification on the requirements for connecting plastic pipes to water heaters (PDF, 96KB)
585 24 May 2021 Plumbing connecting temporary facilities (PDF, 103KB)
584 4 May 2021 Commencement of Queensland's new fire protection licensing framework and update to the Technical Qualifications for Licensing document – from 1 May 2021 (PDF, 114KB)
583 3 March 2021 Commencement of updated Queensland Development Code Mandatory Part 4.1 – Sustainable buildings on 1 March 2021 (PDF, 94KB)
582 26 February 2021 Changes to the Building Industry Fairness (Security of Payment) Act 2017, Architects Act 2002 and Professional Engineers Act 2002 (PDF, 92KB)
581 12 February 2021 New and proposed changes to the Technical Qualifications for Licensing document relevant to mechanical services licences and the new fire protection licensing framework (PDF, 116KB)
580 17 December 2020 Streamlined fire protection licensing to commence from 1 May 2021 (PDF, 184KB)
579 2 October 2020 Building Industry Fairness (Security of Payment) and Other Legislation Amendment Regulation 2020 brings in new building laws (PDF, 150KB)
578 2 October 2020 Building Industry Fairness (Security of Payment) and Other Legislation Amendment Regulation 2020 (PDF, 104KB)
577 17 September 2020 Exemption period for professional indemnity insurance extended (PDF, 77KB)
576 11 September 2020 Building Industry Fairness (Security of Payment) and Other Legislation Amendment Act 2020 brings in new building laws (PDF, 105KB)
575 12 June 2020 New transitional arrangements for mechanical services licensing (PDF, 82KB)
574 4 February 2020 New transport noise corridors for state-controlled roads and railways (PDF, 75KB)
573 16 December 2019 Licensing requirements for the installation of fire collars (PDF, 88KB)
572 5 December 2019 Building Industry Fairness reports released (PDF, 106KB)
571 18 November 2019 New mechanical services licensing framework commences on 1 January 2020 (PDF, 49KB)
570 13 November 2019 Advice on the responsibilities of building certifiers requesting and issuing Forms 15 and 16 (PDF, 88KB)
569 12 November 2019 (Updated: 24 May 2021) Clarification on the requirements for a site classification report and sanitary drainage articulation design (PDF, 136KB)
568 18 October 2019 New Queensland Development Code Part 2.5 – Use of external cladding (effective 18 October 2019) (PDF, 166KB)
567 27 September 2019 Guidance on the use of approved plumbing and drainage forms by local governments, including permitted changes (PDF, 135KB)
566 11 July 2019 Redland City Council designates transport noise corridors (PDF, 92KB)
565 9 July 2019 Have your say on the new draft transport noise corridors for state-controlled roads and railways (PDF, 48KB)
564 24 June 2019 Have your say: Implementation of new mechanical services licensing framework (PDF, 89KB)
563 2 April 2019 Phase 2 of the New Minimum Financial Requirements (MFR) for licensing in the building and construction industry (PDF, 144KB)

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