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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 Housing and Public Works.

5744 February 2020New transport noise corridors for state-controlled roads and railways (PDF, 75KB)
57316 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 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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