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Ministerial Construction Council Communique

The Ministerial Construction Council met in Brisbane on 30 January 2019 to further industry consultation on building and construction industry reforms. 

The Queensland Government continues to implement the Queensland Building Plan (PDF, 1MB) (QBP) and work at a national level through the Building Ministers’ Forum.  

The Minister confirmed the government priorities for 2019, as set out in the QBP, including implementation of the new Minimum Financial Requirements (MFR) regulation, consideration of the Building Industry Fairness Reforms Implementation and Evaluation Panel’s report, the outcome of which will determine possible commencement dates for the next stage of Project Bank Accounts.  

The Council noted and endorsed updates from the MCC subcommittees for increasing female participation in the building and construction industry, addressing unfair contract terms and the restricted builders licence review. 

The Council noted the report on the new MFR Framework, which is being implemented in stages. Phase 1 commenced on 1 January 2019, with the introduction of the Queensland Building and Construction Commission (Minimum Financial Requirements) Regulation 2018 (MFR Regulation). The remainder of the MFR reforms will be implemented as part of Phase 2, commencing 1 April 2019. 

The Council discussed the key topics of the next Building Ministers Forum meeting, including the Building Confidence – Improving the effectiveness of compliance and enforcement systems for the building and construction industry across Australia Report (PDF, 4.3MB); review of security of payment laws; and Permanent Labelling for Aluminium Combustible Panels. 

The Council endorsed the concept of a Sunshine Coast Industry Roundtable during the Government’s Governing from the Regions week, commencing 3 February 2019.  

The Minister thanked members for their ongoing engagement with government through the Council and their contribution to delivering a safer, fairer, more sustainable building and construction industry in Queensland through the Queensland Building Plan reforms.

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