If you are not happy with a decision made by your local council (or a private certifier), you may be able to appeal to the Building and Development Dispute Resolution Committees.
How do the committees work?
Committees are established as needed from a pool of appointed general referees and hearings are conducted informally.
General referees are appointed for a term of no more than 3 years by the minister of the department.
No legal representation is permitted at committee hearings and decisions are delivered in plain English.
A committee has jurisdiction to decide certain matters defined in the following Acts and related regulations:
- Sustainable Planning Act 2009
- Building Act 1975 (other than a matter under that Act that may or must be decided by the Queensland Building and Construction Commission)
- Plumbing and Drainage Act 2002 [SPA 508 (a)]
- Residential Services (Accreditation) Act 2002 [SPA 508 (c)]
- South-East Queensland Water (Distribution and Retail Restructuring) Act 2009 (SEQ Water Act).
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