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Other policies and guidelines

Other policies and guidelines affecting the building industry:

Whole-of-Government policies (other than the Capital Works Management Framework and Maintenance Management Framework) relevant to the planning and delivery of government building projects, are outlined below.

Queensland Code of Practice for the Building and Construction Industry

The Queensland Code of Practice for the Building and Construction Industry encourages the highest ethical standards in all construction-related activities. It asks all participants to work towards an agreed agenda of industry development and commit to compliance with its principles.

The code of practice is a key element of the government’s industry development strategy, particularly promoting a more cooperative model for government and industry to do business.

Anyone seeking Queensland Government building and construction work must adhere to the code.

Those involved in local government and non-government building and construction work are encouraged to adopt it on a voluntary basis.

Compliance

Proven breaches of the code by prequalified contractors and consultants may lead to sanctions being applied. If a breach also involves any law or statute, the matter will be referred to the relevant enforcement agency.

Indigenous Employment Policy

The Indigenous Employment Policy requires contractors ensure employment and accredited training on Queensland Government building and civil construction sites in specified Indigenous communities.

Also, a minimum of 20% of the total labour hours on any such site must be done by Indigenous people recruited from the local community.

Compliance with this policy is a condition of the Prequalification (PQC) System we administer. Prequalified building industry contractors will be required to provide compliance evidence.

10 per cent Training Policy

The 10 per cent Training Policy says at least 10% of total labour hours on any Queensland Government building or civil construction project (valued over $250,000 for building or $500,000 for civil construction) must be done by apprentices, trainees, cadets or Indigenous workers or used for the upskilling of existing employees (to a maximum of 25% of the deemed hours).

This policy is designed to address skill shortages and create additional employment opportunities for apprentices, trainees, cadets and Indigenous workers in the building and construction industry.

Compliance with this policy is a condition of the Prequalification (PQC) System we administer. Prequalified building industry contractors will be required to provide compliance evidence.

Arts Queensland Projects and Programs Fund

Arts Queensland’s Arts and Cultural Investment Framework 2013-14 presents an opportunity to collectively rethink, reshape and reimagine future investment in arts and culture in Queensland.  Departments can consider applying to the Projects and Programs Fund for public art project funding to facilitate the incorporation of art works in their infrastructure projects, including government building projects.

Local Industry Policy

The Local Industry Policy ensures public and private local industry is given a full, fair and reasonable opportunity to be considered for major project work in Queensland.

It applies to:

  • public sector infrastructure and resource based projects valued at more than $5 million
  • public sector capital asset acquisitions valued at more than $5 million
  • regional and rural Queensland projects valued at more than $2.5 million.

Private sector projects supported by government may also be subject to the policy.

More information

For more information contact us on (07) 3224 5482 or bpu@hpw.qld.gov.au.



Last updated 23 December 2013


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