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Strategic Policy

Strategic Policy is made up of three units, Strategic Policy (Queensland Building and Construction Commission ), Strategic Policy (Building)  and Strategic Policy (Plumbing, Drainage, Tribunals and Special Projects) within the Building Industry and Policy Division.

We ensure high-quality and cost-effective building and plumbing laws, regulations and codes and an efficient system for approving building and plumbing work. This protects and enhances the health, safety and wellbeing of Queenslanders.

We oversee the:

  • Plumbing and Drainage Act 2002 and provide plumbing information on on-site sewerage facilities, water saving measures (including greywater use), sub-meters and more.
  • Building Act 1975 and provide building information on the Building Code of Australia and the Queensland Development Code.

The Development Tribunals, sits within the Strategic Policy (Plumbing, Drainage, Tribunals and Special Projects) unit of Building Industry and Policy, provides an accessible, affordable and timely service for members of the public who want to appeal decisions made by local government and private certifiers.

Regular building and plumbing updates are available through the Building and Plumbing Newsflashes. You can subscribe to this free service by emailing

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