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Our services

The department is the Queensland Government’s lead agency in the design, construction, fit- out and maintenance of government buildings; in procurement; in the provision of support services such as fleet management; and building and plumbing codes and advice.

The business divisions are supported by Corporate Services, which provides human resource management, financial services, legal services, information services, executive services, communication and engagement, and planning and performance management.

Information available from the department is listed for each business area:

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Facilities for government

We provide advice on strategies, guidelines and policy requirements so facilities can be managed efficiently.  Facilities for government which include: office accommodationconference facilities, government employee housing and showers and bikes.

Advice to government agencies and other public authorities documented in Office Accommodation Program files are internal working documents. Requests for this information will be processed in accordance with the Right to Information Act 2009. Application fee and charges may apply.

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Board of Architects

The Board of Architects of Queensland is a statutory authority under the Architects Act 2002 (PDF, 591KB)  and was first constituted in 1928.

The Act provides for the registration of appropriately qualified individuals as architects. The main objects of the Act are to:

  • protect the public by ensuring the architectural services of an architect are provided in a professional and competent way
  • maintain public confidence in the standard of services provided by architects
  • uphold the standards of practice of architects.

Information on the constitution of the Board, its roles and powers, current membership, contact and location details of the registry are available in the Board's Annual Report.

The Board of Architects provides advice to applicants on eligibility requirements for registration in Queensland, including information on recognition of academic qualifications, the Architectural Practice Exam (APE), and related applications forms.

Documents listed below are internal. Requests for this information will be processed in accordance with the Right to Information Act 2009. Application fee and charges may apply.

  • Documents lodged in respect of complaints against architects and persons holding themselves out to be architects, but who are not registered as such.
  • Notices submitted pursuant to section 141A of the Architects Act 2002 which sets out requirements for a company to provide information on its corporate names, location, and responsible architect.
  • Documents relating to the registration of architects and to Board administration generally, including agendas, minutes and related papers.

Applications should be addressed to:

The Registrar, Board of Architects of Queensland
GPO Box 316
BRISBANE QLD 4001
Phone: (07) 3069 2397 
Email: mail@boaq.qld.gov.au

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Board of Professional Engineers

The Board of Professional Engineers of Queensland (the Board) is the state’s engineering regulator.  A statutory authority established in 1930, the main function of the Board is the administration of the Professional Engineers Act 2002 (the PE Act), which provides for the registered professional engineer of Queensland (RPEQ) system.

The objects of the PE Act are to: 

  • protect the public by ensuring professional engineering services are provided by registered professional engineers in a professional and competent way
  • maintain public confidence in the standard of services provided by registered professional engineers
  • uphold the standards of practice of registered professional engineers.

The Board provides advice to engineers and companies on registration requirements. In Queensland an engineer must be registered in order to carry out a professional engineering service in Queensland or for a Queensland based project.
For more information, or to apply for registration utilise the relevant forms.

Additionally, the Board is charged with investigating unsatisfactory individual conduct and defective engineering works, prosecuting engineers where there have been breaches of the PE Act or the Code of Conduct.

General information on how to lodge a complaint is available online.

Documents listed below are internal. Requests for this information will be processed in accordance with the Right to Information Act 2009. Application fee and charges may apply.

  • Documents lodged in respect of complaints
  • Documents relating to the registration of engineers and engineering companies and to Board administration generally, including agendas, minutes and related papers.

For more information on the Board such as the constitution of the Board, its roles and powers, current membership visit the Board's website or view the Annual Report.

Contact details:

Street address: Level 15, 53 Albert Street, BRISBANE QLD 4000.
Postal address: PO Box 15213, CITY EAST QLD 4002
Phone: (07) 3198 0000
Fax: (07) 3211 4311
Email: admin@bpeq.qld.gov.au
Website: www.bpeq.qld.gov.au

Public Works and Asset Management

Public Works and Asset Management provides integrated built asset and facility management services for a range of government agencies and departments across Queensland.

We take a collaborative approach to service delivery and pride ourselves on our unrivalled expertise that spans across four specialised businesses.

Conditions of working with Building and Asset services

 Building and Asset Services contracts

eBusiness

eBusiness systems allows access for clients as well as contractors, consultants and suppliers to administer their business needs with Building and Asset Services.

  • eTender
  • eContract Admin
  • ePlan Room
  • BAS client portal                                                                                                                                           

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Building Codes Queensland

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

Building Codes Queensland ensure high-quality and cost-effective building and plumbing laws, regulations and codes and an efficient system for approving building and plumbing work. 

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

Information about Building Codes Queensland, including location and contact details.

For information on how Building Codes Queensland forms part of the Department of Housing and Public Works, see the departmental organisational chart.

The following information resources are available online:

Building information including information about building approvals, certification, laws and codes, transport noise corridors, water savings targets and building access for people with a disability.

Dispute resolution information including the appeal and declaration process, committees and dispute resolution decisions.

Information about decks and balcony safety, and inspecting and maintaining decks and balconies.

Fire safety guides, plans and checklists for residential care buildings.

Plumbing information about Queensland's plumbing laws and codes, notifiable works, licensing and applications, submetering, greywater use and on-site sewerage.

Pool safety information including pool safety laws, the pool safety register, pool safety inspection system, and requirements for pool fences and barriers and warning signs. 

Sustainable housing laws includes information about energy equivalence ratings, lighting, water efficiency, climate zones, air conditioners, hot water systems, electricity submetering, sustainability declarations, covenants and body corporate by-laws and incentive programs and more.

Facts sheets, forms and templates, guidelines and newsletters relating to plumbing and building information.   

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Building Policy and Practice

Building Policy and Practice develop and administer whole-of-government policy, guidance and standards related to all stages of the asset life cycle of government buildings. We also provide expert advice and support on policy, risk management and other matters impacting government owned and managed buildings and contribute to public policy development in relation to issues that affect the built environment. 

In addition, Building Policy and Practice  manage risk associated with the selection of building industry contractors and consultants, and we represent the Queensland Government on national, inter-governmental and inter-departmental bodies and committees that influence building asset management outcomes. 

The Prequalification (PQC) System is the whole-of-Government central register of prequalified building consultants and contractors. It provides guidelines to agencies for the selection of all building industry service providers.



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