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.
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.
Queensland Government Building and Construction Training Policy
The Queensland Government Building and Construction Training Policy (Training Policy) (PDF, 433KB) applies from 1 July 2014. The Training Policy replaces the Queensland Government Building and Construction Contracts Structured Training Policy (10 per cent Training Policy) and the Indigenous Employment Policy for Queensland Government Building and Civil Construction Projects (IEP 20 per cent Policy).
The Training Policy supports employment opportunities and skills development in Queensland's building and construction industry. It also focuses on increasing the economic independence of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Queenslanders in the industry.
The Training Policy is one element in a longstanding partnership between the building and construction industry and the Queensland Government to develop the industry's skills base and future workforce capability. It requires contractors to employ apprentices and trainees and undertake other workforce training as a mandated component of being awarded work on eligible Queensland Government projects.
The Training Policy has a core requirement that a minimum of 10 per cent of the total labour hours on eligible projects be undertaken by apprentices and/or trainees through other workforce training.
All Queensland Government departments and statutory bodies, as defined in the Financial Accountability Act 2009 are required to comply with the Training Policy.
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.
Charter for Local Content
Queensland Government procurements can deliver genuine opportunities for local businesses.
The Charter for Local Content aims to provide all businesses with full, fair and reasonable opportunities to tender for Queensland Government procurements.
The charter and its best practice guidelines are designed to support government agencies to incorporate the principles of the charter into their procurement processes and procedures.
Note: In accordance with the Australia and New Zealand Government Procurement Agreement, government agencies include departments, statutory authorities and special purpose vehicles.
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