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Industry consultation on reforms

We are keen to hear from industry participants about your views and experiences of the security of payment building fairness reforms.

In particular, we want your feedback on project bank accounts, progress payments, subcontractors’ charges and adjudication.

The Building Industry Fairness Reforms Implementation and Evaluation Panel is an independent panel working with government and the building industry to assess the implementation and effectiveness of the 2017 reforms.

The panel will conduct a range of activities, including stakeholder engagement. Your comments and suggestions will help the panel evaluate the reforms and provide its report to the Queensland Government.

Read about the consultation activities you can participate in.

Industry feedback sessions

You’re invited to attend the following sessions to give your views and experiences of building reforms. Click on a venue link to register for a session.

Industry forums

Souths Leagues Club
Wednesday, 6 February 2019
7.30am – 9.00am

Sunnybank Community & Sports Club
Wednesday, 6 February 2019
6.00pm – 7.30pm

Sunshine Coast
Maroochy RSL, Sunshine Coast
Thursday, 7 February 2019
8.30am – 10.00am 

Rockhampton City
Rockhampton Leagues Club
Friday, 8 February 2019
7.30am – 9.00am 

Subcontractor sessions (for subcontractors currently involved in PBA projects)

Loganholme, Brisbane
Fitzy’s Tavern Loganholme
Friday, 8 February 2019
3.30pm – 5.00pm 

Discussion paper on the reforms

The panel has published its discussion paper (PDF, 190KB) on the building fairness reforms and is seeking feedback from the building and construction industry or other stakeholders.

Who can give feedback

We invite feedback from building contractors, subcontractors, consultants and industry organisations.

We also welcome feedback from banking institutions, advisors to the construction industry (e.g. lawyers, accountants and financial advisors) and community members with an interest in the reforms.

What you can give feedback on

In particular, you can provide your views on the:

  • introduction of project bank accounts
  • changes to the procedures for progress payments and dispute resolution using the adjudication process
  • new requirements that will apply to all building contracts that provide for retentions or security for performance
  • timing for commencement of the reforms.

How to give feedback

To provide feedback, you can:

If you use a paper questionnaire, submit it to the panel by either:

Closing date for feedback

Feedback on the discussion paper will close at 5pm, Friday 15 February 2019.

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