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499 27 July 2012 Logan City Council designates transport corridors PDF icon 32 KB
498 27 July 2012 Changes to the pool fencing law PDF icon 37 KB
497 26 July 2012 Revised Queensland Development Code - Construction of buildings in flood hazard areas PDF icon 34 KB
496 10 July 2012 Proposal to adopt Queensland Development Code Mandatory Part (QDC) 1.4 – Build over or near sewers, stormwater drains and water mains (draft QDC) PDF icon 34 KB
495 29 June 2012 Guidelines for inspection of class 2 to 9 buildings HTML
494 28 June 2012 Amendments to the Building Act 1975 HTML
493 4 June 2012 Draft guidelines for inspection of class 2 to 9 buildings HTML
492 1 June 2012 Results of the fire safety inspection program for existing residential care buildings HTML
491 25 May 2012 Red tape reduction on notifiable work - draft regulation amendments and tables of notifiable, minor and unregulated work released for consultation HTML
490 17 May 2012 New versions to the Fire hydrant and sprinkler system commissioning and periodic test - Form 70 and Fire hydrant and sprinkler system commissioning and periodic maintenance procedure HTML
489 16 February 2012 Amendments to the Plumbing and Drainage Act 2002 and Building Act 1975; and advice for pool safety inspectors PDF icon 107 KB
488 23 December 2011 Requirements for solar and heat pump endorsement, plumbing training and local government powers PDF icon 87 KB
487 9 December 2011 Commissioning and maintenance of fire safety installations, child care centres code, footings inspections and various plumbing standards PDF icon 110 KB
486 23 November 2011 Building work under the Mineral Resources Act 1989 and the Petroleum Gas (Production and Safety) Act 2004 PDF icon 75 KB
485 11 November 2011 Provision of building approval data to local government PDF icon 73 KB
484 1 November 2011 New laws for pool fences on common boundaries PDF icon 75 KB
483 27 October 2011 Fixing of concrete and terracotta tiles on roofs in cyclonic regions PDF icon 89 KB
482 14 October 2011 Proposed plumbing and building reforms and revised pools guideline PDF icon 97 KB
481 27 September 2011 NatHERS approved software tools PDF icon 135 KB
480 19 September 2011 Proposal to mandate a new QDC Part for excavation and piling near sewers, stormwater drains and water mains PDF icon 77 KB
479 7 September 2011 Amendments for residential care buildings, pool safety barriers on common boundaries and release of a disability access guideline PDF icon 56 KB
478 31 August 2011 Online plumbing applications, tempering valves and backflow testing procedures PDF icon 71 KB
477 11 August 2011 Building Australia’s Future Conference 2011 PDF icon 41 KB
476 4 August 2011 Review of Queensland’s building certification system PDF icon 50 KB
475 3 August 2011 National residential mandatory disclosure - Consultation RIS PDF icon 44 KB
474 26 July 2011 Early adoption of Standard for Construction of Buildings in Flood Hazard Areas PDF icon 69 KB
473 7 July 2011 Building Act 1975 amendments - pool fencing and residential care buildings PDF icon 56 KB
472 7 July 2011 Exemptions for raising houses, extended registration period for pools and combination hand basin/cisterns PDF icon 101 KB
471 2 June 2011 Solar and heat pump hot water heater systems compliance reminder and free seminars PDF icon 112 KB
470 12 May 2011 Revised pool registration, spa pool heating requirements and guidelines, and new accreditation body for building certifiers PDF icon 104 KB
469 9 May 2011 Water system pressure management PDF icon 103 KB
468 6 May 2011 New disability access standards commenced 1 May 2011
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467 23 March 2011 Licence requirements including fire occupational licences and supervising apprentices/provisional plumbers
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466 14 March 2011 Private certifiers course - issuing development permits for building work
PDF icon 78 KB
465 10 March 2011 Engineering services in flood and cyclone affected areas and Guideline on repairing/rebuilding sheet metal roofs after a cyclone
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464 21 February 2011 Legislative changes on pool safety and Amendments to Building Act 1975 for Building surveying technicians
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463 24 January 2011 Building information for flood affected property owners,Queensland Plumbing Wastewater Code and plumbing forms
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462 21 January 2011 Flood recovery work - plumbing, drainage and on-site waste water management systems
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461 21 January 2011 Flooding impacts on fire safety systems
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460 19 January 2011 Re-occupying buildings affected by flood
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459 10 January 2011 National Construction Code - information seminars
PDF icon 68 KB
458 15 December 2010 Review of inspection requirements for single detached houses and garages
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457 6 December 2010 Deck, balcony and window safety guideline
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456 6 December 2010 Guidance on tempering devices and recycled water pipe marking standards
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455 1 December 2010 Swimming pool safety system update
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454 29 November 2010 End-of-trip facility requirements
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453 16 November 2010 Classifying domestic patios, verandahs, shade structures, decks and similar structures
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452 12 November 2010 Pool safety laws update and information sessions
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451 8 November 2010 Solar hot water systems - structural integrity of roofs and licensing
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450 25 October 2010 Commencement of new pool safety laws and regional swimming pool safety inspector courses
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449 20 October 2010 National Commercial Building Disclosure requirements commencing 1 November 2010
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448 19 October 2010 Online complaint/feedback facility
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447 18 October 2010 New swimming pool safety laws update
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446 11 October 2010 Residential retaining walls
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445 28 September 2010 Regulatory impact statement for proposed BCA amendments to reduce slips, trips and falls
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444 28 September 2010 Pool safety inspector courses
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443 21 September 2010 Draft code for improving fire safety in residential care buildings built prior to 1 June 2007
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442 17 September 2010 Draft end-of-trip facilities code available for consultation
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441 17 September 2010 Australia’s toughest pool safety laws
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440 6 September 2010 Alert on the potential risk of using non-compliant thermal insulation
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439 1 September 2010 Certificates of classification and regulatory impact statement for private bushfire shelters
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438 1 September 2010 Extension to the installation ban on inefficient air conditioners and the introduction of new requirements for residential buildings in transport noise corridors
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437 26 August 2010 Proposed extension of installation requirements for energy efficient air conditioners from 1 September 2010
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436 19 August 2010 Introduction of the Building and Other Legislation Amendment Bill (No. 2) 2010 into Parliament
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435 30 July 2010 Regulatory impact statements for cyclone affected regions and saline soils, draft national construction code and revised swimming pool barriers code
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434 8 July 2010 Plumbing legislative changes
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433 2 July 2010 Amended plumbing and drainage forms
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432 11 June 2010 Seminars on new disability access standards for buildings
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431

431

9 June 2010

1 June 2010

Draft BCA 2011 available for public comment

Private certifiers course - issuing development permits for building works.

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430 31 May 2010 Changes to the non-accredited solar and heat pump hot water system course
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429 26 May 2010 Water pressure reduction
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428 24 May 2010 Passage of the Building and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2010
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427 21 May 2010 New penalty infringement notices for plumbing and drainage offences
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426 18 May 2010 Inspecting single detached class 1a and class 10 buildings and structures and updated inspection guidelines
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425 2 June 2010 Free building and plumbing seminars PDF icon 45 KB
424 06 May 2010 New standards for temporary accommodation buildings, buildings in bushfire-prone areas and private bushfire shelters PDF icon 54 KB
423 05 May 2010 Queensland's implementation of energy efficiency requirements from 1 May 2010 PDF icon 65 KB
422 15 April 2010 Building and Other Legislation Bill 2010, swimming pool safety guidelines and regulatory impact statement PDF icon 80 KB
421 26 March 2010 Changes to building energy efficiency requirements from 1 May 2010 PDF icon 70 KB
420 26 March 2010 New approval processes for houses and duplexes PDF icon 40 KB
419 19 March 2010 Electrical safety notice and other requirements for insulation PDF icon 62 KB
418 16 March 2010 Establishment of the Plumbing Industry Council PDF icon 135 KB
417 5 March 2010 Plumbing and drainage records PDF icon 49 KB
416 26 February 2010 Commencement of new Building Act provisions, new on-the-spot fines and revised Queensland Development and Plumbing and Wastewater Codes PDF icon 46 KB
415 23 February 2010 Registration and licensing requirements for alternative solutions involving fire safety PDF icon 70 KB
414 17 February 2010 Private certifiers course - issuing development permits for building work
PDF icon 65 KB
413 16 February 2010 Proposed amendments to Queensland Development Code (QDC) for sustainable buildings and the Queensland Plumbing and Wastewater Code (QPW Code) PDF icon 76 KB
412 10 February 2010 BCA 2010 information seminars and BCA - Section J information workshops PDF icon 52 KB
411 10 February 2010 Local government exemptions from the Queensland Development Code - Water Saving Targets and Alternative Water Sources PDF icon 37 KB
410 4 February 2010 Revised sustainability declaration and reference guide available PDF icon 70 KB
409 7 January 2010 Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors seminar PDF icon 3125 KB
408 24 December 2009 Fire hydrant installations - using on-site water storage tanks and pumpsets PDF icon 112 KB
407 24 December 2009

Draft Queensland Development Code (QDC) 4.4 - Buildings in transport noise corridors and new laws commencing 1 January 2010

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406 18 December 2009 Preparing for a cyclone - brochure and homeowners guide PDF icon 60 KB
405 18 December 2009 Expanded polystyrene wall cladding systems PDF icon 64 KB
404 14 December 2009 Regulations for electricity sub-metering and amendments for air-conditioners and alternative water sources PDF icon 81 KB
403 2 December 2009 Release of sustainability declaration and reference guide PDF icon 54 KB
402 27 November 2009 Amended forms 2 and 4 for use from 1 December 2009 now available PDF icon 67 KB
401 24 November 2009 Implementing stage one of the swimming pool safety improvement strategy and clarifying the scope of a drainer's licence PDF icon 83 KB
400 20 November 2009 Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors seminar PDF icon 60 KB
399 16 November 2009 Changes to Queensland's building laws - reminder and additional free training session PDF icon 134 KB
398 6 November 2009 Rainwater tank pumps and WaterMark certification PDF icon 136 KB
397 5 November 2009 Building and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2009 PDF icon 65 KB
396 5 November 2009 Pool safety barriers code and CPR sign giveaway PDF icon 81 KB
395 30 October 2009 Changes to Queensland's building laws—free training sessions PDF icon 126 KB
394 6 October 2009 Request for plumbers to complete a Form 16 - inspection certificate PDF icon 80 KB
393 5 October 2009 Regulatory Impact Statement for mandatory load control of pool filtration sysyems PDF icon 65 KB
392 30 September 2009 Course approved for the new solar and heat pump hot water system installation endorsement PDF icon 86 KB
391 21 September 2009

Swimming pool safety improvement strategy and draft new code for pool safety barriers

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390 15 September 2009 Plumbing and drainage licence endorsements PDF icon 92 KB
389 14 September 2009 Building Regulation 2006 amendments — Bushfire standard, cadet building certifiers and QFRS inspection time frames PDF icon 133 KB
388 2 September 2009 Expression of interest for building and development tribunals referee appointments PDF icon 75 KB
387 2 September 2009 Housing energy efficiency—peer review process PDF icon 73 KB
386 1 September 2009 Commencement of the sales ban of inefficient air conditioners in Queensland PDF icon 140 KB
385 27 August 2009 PDF icon 125 KB
384 7 August 2009 PDF icon56 KB
383 7 August 2009 PDF icon51 KB
382 4 August 2009 Alert on the potential risk of using non-compliant structural plywood PDF icon 130 KB
381 4 August 2009 Build it Back Green—Toward Q2 foundation partnership with Green Cross Australia PDF icon 149 KB
380 3 August 2009 Approval of existing building work PDF icon 90 KB
379 22 July 2009 Draft code on construction requirements for temporary accommodation buildings PDF icon 52 KB
378 22 July 2009 Building Australia's Future conference 2009 PDF icon 100 KB
377 22 July 2009 Information sessions for AS 3959-2009 – Construction of Buildings in Bushfire Prone Areas PDF icon 104 KB
376 20 July 2009 Treated blackwater reuse trials for South East Queensland PDF icon 105 KB
375 20 July 2009 Amendments to plumbing and drainage legislation PDF icon 102 KB
374 16 July 2009 Draft BCA 2010 available for public comment PDF icon 68 KB
373 13 July 2009 Queensland Development Code MP5.4—Child care centres P8 personal washing facilities
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372 25 June 2009 Installation and sale ban of inefficient air-conditioners from 1 September 2009 PDF icon 84 KB
371 18 June 2009 Adoption of Australian Standard 3959—2009 PDF icon 89 KB
370 2 June 2009 Private certifier's course: Issuing development permits for building work
  • Course in issuing development permits for building work - Enrolment form (PDF icon 28 KB)
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369 28 May 2009 Combination hand basin and cistern PDF icon 56 KB
368 22 May 2009 Queensland Development Code (QDC) Mandatory Part (MP) 4.1 - Sustainable buildings: Guidelines and fact sheet on air-conditioner requirements PDF icon 93 KB
367 22 May 2009 Definition of the class 2 building classification under the Building Code of Australia (BCA) PDF icon 94 KB
366 19 May 2009 Guideline for Queensland Development Code Mandatory Part 6.1 - Maintenance of fire safety installations PDF icon 85 KB
365 12 May 2009 Public consultation and road shows for Queensland's swimming pool safety laws review PDF icon 78 KB
364 1 May 2009 Changes to Queensland Development Code Mandatory Parts 4.1 - Sustainable buildings and 5.9 - Buildings and structures in cyclonic areas PDF icon 99 KB
363 1 May 2009 Public consultation and road shows for Queensland's swimming pool safety laws review PDF icon 77 KB
362 28 April 2009 Public consultation and road shows for Queensland's swimming pool safety laws review
  • The report and an information flyer can be downloaded from /poolsafety
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361 28 April 2009 Building the Education Revolution program/planning scheme exemptions PDF icon 101 KB
360 16 April 2009 Plumbing licensing requirements - employee and contractor PDF icon 81 KB
359 8 April 2009 Draft amended Queensland Development Code Mandatory Part 4.1 - Sustainable buildings and pending expiry of Mandatory Part 5.9 - Buildings and structures in cyclonic areas PDF icon 98 KB
358 31 March 2009 Rainwater tanks—mosquito protection and first flush devices PDF icon 170 KB
357 16 March 2009 Building Australia's Future conference 2009 PDF icon 78 KB
356 10 March 2009

Amendments to Integrated Development Assessment System Form 1

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355 5 March 2009

Changes to building energy rating software and NatHERS protocol for assessor accrediting organisations

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354 27 February 2009 BCA 2009 and Queensland update training road shows PDF icon 62 KB
353 20 February 2009

Sustainable housing policy commences through revised codes, QDC MP4.1 and the QPWC, and specified Integrated Planning Regulation 1998 assessment time frames are amended

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352 16 February 2009

Trial lighting calculator for BCA Volume 1

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351 4 February 2009

Reminder: Private certifier's course - issuing development permits for building work, Brisbane 12 and 13 February 2009. See Newsflash 342 for enrolment form.

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350 30 January 2009

BCA information seminars

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349 28 January 2009

Automatic fire sprinkler systems

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348 6 January 2009

Draft Disability (Access to Premises - Buildings) Standards

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347 22 December 2008

Amendments to the State Penalties Enforcement Regulation 2000

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346 19 December 2008

Draft amended Queensland Development Code Mandatory Part 4.1 - Sustainable Buildings

Download the Draft QDC Mandatory Part 4.1 (79 KB) and provide any comments to Building Codes Queensland by 5 pm on Monday 12 January 2009.

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345 17 December 2008 Fire safety in residential care buildings built prior to June 2007 Release of the public benefit test (PBT) report PDF icon 64 KB
344 15 December 2008 Improving sustainable housing in Queensland discussion paper—approved policy outcomes PDF icon 77 KB
343 11 December 2008 Commencement of new Queensland Development Code MP6.1 - Maintenance of fire safety installations, and amendments to the Building Fire Safetey Regulation 2008 PDF icon 58 KB
342 8 December 2008 Private certifiers' course - issuing development permits for building work PDF icon 60 KB
341 3 December 2008 Requirements for owners of large greywater treatment plants under the Water Supply (Safety and Reliability) Act 2008 and the Plumbing and Drainage Act 2002 PDF icon 55 KB
340 24 November 2008 Consultation on revision of construction requirements in bushfire prone areas PDF icon 53 KB
339 17 November 2008 Reminder that the low-high-low cyclonic test method transition period will expire 1 May 2009. Advice on removal and review of Qld BCA variations PDF icon 48 KB
338 14 November 2008 Commencement dates for amended codes PDF icon 44 KB
337 11 November 2008 Call for papers - Building Australia's Future conference PDF icon 58 KB
336 11 November 2008

BCA 2009 information seminars

  • BAF Consulting on behalf of Australian Building Codes Board invites you to register for the BCA 2009 (PDF icon 643 KB)
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335 29 October 2008 Notification of amended forms under the Plumbing and Drainage Act 2002 PDF icon 70 KB
334 22 October 2008 New approved forms for the Building Act 1975 commence on Monday 27 October 2008.
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333 16 October 2008 Draft amended codes available for viewing on the department's website PDF icon 60 KB
332 12 September 2008 BCA section J Brisbane seminar
  • Australian Institute of Refrigeration Air Conditioning and Heating (AIRAH) will host a one day seminar PDF icon 251 KB in Brisbane on Wednesday 17 September 2008 on Section J of the Building Code of Australia (BCA).
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331 3 September 2008

Recognition of RICS-accredited building certifiers in Australia

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330 1 August 2008

Certificate of classification guideline and fact sheet

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329 1 August 2008 New and amended forms for the Building Act 1975 and Integrated Planning Act 1997 PDF icon 59 KB
328

18 July 2008

Expansion of the building and development tribunals PDF icon 86 KB
327

31 July 2008

Draft guideline for the meaning of class 2 classification under the Building Code of Australia

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326

17 July 2008

Draft Building Code of Australia 2009 PDF icon 37 KB
325

21 July 2008

Rockhampton community consultation Improving sustainable housing in Queensland PDF icon 60 KB
324 8 July 2008 Mackay community consultation - Improving sustainable housing in Queensland PDF icon 49 KB
323 4 July 2008 Amendments to the Plumbing and Drainage Act 2002. PDF icon 63 KB
322 21 June 2008 Peer review guideline for energy-efficiency assessments of new housing. PDF icon 40 KB
321 20 June 2008 Discussion paper—Improving sustainable housing in Queensland road shows PDF icon 55 KB
320 15 June 2008 Discussion Paper—Improving sustainable housing in Queensland. PDF icon 40 KB
319

26 May 2008

Discussion Paper—Improving sustainable housing in Queensland PDF icon 72 KB
318 21 May 2008 Australia Post specifications for letterboxes PDF icon 137 KB
317 21 May 2008 Guidelines for practical crime prevention through environmental design solutions PDF icon 85 KB
316 20 May 2008 BCA 2008 commenced in Queensland on 1 May 2008 PDF icon 84 KB
315 2 May 2008 Extension of the transitional period for the low-high-low cyclonic test method in Queensland PDF icon 82 KB
314 2 May 2008 Clarification for sub-metering and QDC parts MP 4.1, MP 4.2 and MP 4.3 PDF icon 81 KB
313 28 April 2008 Amendments to the Building Act 1975 and the Fire and Rescue Service Act 1990 through the Building and Other Legislation Amendment Act 2008 commenced on 23 April 2008. PDF icon 75 KB
312 18 April 2008 Amendments to the Building Act 1975 through the Building and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2008 (BOLA08) were passed PDF icon 81 KB
311 9 April 2008 Sub-meter hot water PDF icon 71 KB
310 4 April 2008 Amendments to QDC MP2.1 and 2.2 PDF icon 66 KB
309 1 April 2008 Common licensing renewal date PDF icon 66 KB
308 6 March 2008 BCA energy efficiency provisions PDF icon 76 KB
307 6 March 2008 Proposed amendments to MP2.1 and 2.2 PDF icon 51 KB
306 28 February 2008 End IDAS form transitional period PDF icon 72 KB
305a 28 February 2008 Swimming pool safety barriers PDF icon 76 KB
305 19 February 2008 Swimming pool safety barriers PDF icon 75 KB
304 18 February 2008 BCA 2008 information PDF icon 80 KB
303 18 February 2008 ABCB model handbook PDF icon 73 KB
302 5 February 2008 Live fire experience PDF icon 69 KB
301 17 January 2008 Online registration plumbing laws PDF icon 87 KB
300 11 January 2008 New plumbing laws and water demand management PDF icon 88 KB
299 13 December 2007 New Queensland Plumbing and Wastewater Code commenced 1 January 2008 PDF icon 79 KB
298 13 December 2007 New mandatory water savings measures through updated Parts of the Queensland Development Code, the deletion of QDC Part 3, renumbering and realignment of all QDC Parts. PDF icon 139 KB
297 30 November 2007 Amendments to the Queensland Development Code (QDC) Part 14 Fire Safety in Budget Accommodation Buildings, will commence from 30 November 2007 PDF icon 75 KB
296 29 November 2007
attachment (PDF icon 60 KB)
Clarifies status of policy "Design of Hydraulic Systems" issued by Department of Emergency Services through Queensland Fire and Rescue Service on 9 October 2007 PDF icon 72 KB
295 23 November 2007 Clarifies minimum mandatory requirements under QDC Part 25 for plumbing toilet cisterns and use of manual switching devices PDF icon 71 KB
294 16 November 2007 Local governments, building certifiers and other relevant stakeholders - in applying the provisions of the Building Act 1975 to objects such as shipping containers PDF icon 160 KB
293 13 November 2007 Building certifiers - course in 'Issuing development permits for building work' was offered in Brisbane on 14 and 15 February 2008 PDF icon 77 KB
292 12 November 2007 Provides direction to building certifiers when assessing compliance of existing licensed school age care centres with Part 22 of the Queensland Development Code (Part 22) for the purposes of Child Care Act 2002 PDF icon 76 KB
291 7 November 2007 Proposed minor amendment to the Queensland Development Code - Part 14 Fire Safety in Budget Accommodation Buildings to define 'self closing doors' PDF icon 76 KB
289 17 October 2007
Proposed changes to Plumbing and Drainage Act 2002
and other legislation
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288 10 October 2007
Explains the application of the State Planning Policy – Mitigating the impacts of floods, bushfire and landside in assessing construction standards for buildings in designated bushfire-prone areas PDF icon 78 KB
286 19 September 2007
The suite of IDAS Development Application Forms has been amended PDF icon 345 KB
285 11 September 2007 Proposed renumbering of the Queensland Development Code and consequential update of the Building Codes Queensland website PDF icon 360 KB
284 31 August 2007 Draft versions of new and updated parts of the Queensland Development Code have been published on the department's website. Re-numbering for all QDC parts is also being considered PDF icon 357 KB
281 3 August 2007 Public Benefit Test– Existing residential care buildings PDF icon 104 KB
278 3 July 2007 Commencement of issuing of ‘On the Spot Infringement Notices' by investigators from the Plumber and Drainers Board PDF icon 276 KB
277 2 July 2007 Call for industry comment on a draft Inspection Checklist for class 2 to 9 buildings to be included in inspection guidelines. Draft checklist has not been approved by the chief executive and is released for consultation purposes only PDF icon 413 KB
276 29 June 2007 Councils outside South East Queensland that from 1 July 2007 water savings targets under Part 25 of the Queensland Development Code apply to applications lodged for the construction of Class 1 buildings in their areas PDF icon 372 KB
275 12 June 2007 Exemptions granted under Queensland Development Code Part 25 - Water Savings Targets PDF icon 101 KB
274 4 June 2007 Reminder – Water savings targets part 25 of the Queensland Development Code PDF icon 96 KB
272 29 May 2007 Exemptions Granted under Queensland Development Code Part 25 - Water Savings Targets PDF icon 101 KB
270 22 May 2007 Clarifies that the Plumbing and Drainage Act 2002 requires water meters to be installed by a licensed
plumber, both on and off premises
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269 18 May 2007 Part 14.1 Fire Safety in Residential Care Buildings of the
Queensland Development Code has been adopted as a mandatory code under the Building Act 1975
from 1 June 2007
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268 16 May 2007 Public benefit test– existing residential care buildings
from 1 June 2007
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266 22 May 2007 Local governments - requirement of the Australian Bureau of Statistics for building approval data, and reminds private building certifiers of their archiving responsibilities with local government PDF icon 362 KB
264 5 March 2007 Councils are required to provide building certification services PDF icon 363 KB
263 5 March 2007 Guidelines for the Queensland Development Code Part 25: Water Savings Targets are now available online. The purpose of these guidelines is to assist councils and industry with implementation of the targets PDF icon 364 KB
262 5 March 2007 Building certifiers, energy raters and other building practitioners - current thermal calculation methods (energy rating software) that can be used to analyse the energy rating of buildings in accordance with the Building Code of Australia PDF icon 374 KB
260 12 February 2007 Building certifiers, building practitioners and others - alternatives to lead flashings used on roofs to collect potable (drinkable) water for rainwater tanks PDF icon 376 KB
258 16 January 2007 Building industry practitioners - information about the role of Forms 15 and 16 in building assessment, approval and inspection processes PDF icon 408 KB
256 9 January 2007 Commencement date for the next edition of the Building Code of Australia and highlights the more significant changes PDF icon 373 KB
255 21 December 2006 Building certifiers - availability and an outline of the operation of section 37 of the Building Act 1975 PDF icon 373 KB
254 18 December 2006 Amendments to Part 25 of the QDC requiring new houses to meet water savings targets PDF icon 377 KB
253 18 December 2006 Informs council officers and private building certifiers of the importance of the accuracy of legislative references in show cause and enforcement notices PDF icon 359 KB
252 1 December 2006 Awareness of possible dangers associated with plumbing and electrical services PDF icon 299 KB
250 17 October 2006 Private certifiers are now able to receive and assess building development applications for building work in BABs undertaken to comply with the fire safety standard (Part 14 of the Queensland Development Code) PDF icon 363 KB
249 17 October 2006 Plumbers cannot install any type of fire sprinkler system unless they are licensed to do so. The purpose of this Newsflash is to clarify the:
1. Licensing requirements for installing fire sprinkler systems
2. Obligations for local governments when assessing fire sprinkler systems and designs.
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6 October 2006 Minor change to form 15 to clarify a competent person, certifying compliance of a standard design for building systems or components, need complete property description details in item 1 only if they are applicable PDF icon 363 KB
247 15 September 2006 Amendments to pool fencing laws under the Building Act 1975 and Local Government Act 1993 commenced 1 September 2006 PDF icon 363 KB
246 12 September 2006 Conditional grant available from the Department of Housing for level 3 supported accommodation providers, as defined by the Residential Services (Accreditation) Act 2002, for the purpose of installing sprinkler systems in supported accommodation buildings PDF icon 380 KB
244 22 August 2006 Changes to the greywater provisions in the Plumbing and Drainage Act 2002 commencing 10 August 2006 PDF icon 288 KB
243 18 August 2006 Amendments to the Building Act 1975 , Integrated Planning Act 1997, Integrated Planning Regulation 1998 and the new Building Regulation 2006 will commence 1 September 2006 PDF icon 106 KB
241 22 August 2006 Clarification on the plumbing into houses of water supplied from rainwater tanks PDF icon 277 KB
240 26 July 2006 New on-the-spot fines for offences under the Plumbing and Drainage Act 2002 and the Standard Plumbing and Drainage Regulation 2003 which came into effect on 7 July 2006 PDF icon 308 KB
238 14 July 2006 Queensland Fire and Rescue Service has published a policy paper with respect to performance-based alternative solutions that utilise fire engineering principles and methodologies PDF icon 360 KB
235 14 June 2006
Proposed change to the fire safety requirements in buildings intended to be used to provide residential care PDF icon 362 KB
231 8 May 2006 Advice on the assessment of termite management measures, for Class 1 and 10 buildings PDF icon 430 KB
230 20 April 2006 Commencement date for the next edition of the Building Code of Australia and highlight the major changes PDF icon 368 KB
229 18 April 2006 Changes to the Building Act 1975 with respect to the monitoring of fire safety management procedures in budget accommodation buildings PDF icon 358 KB
228 14 April 2006 All on-site sewerage treatment systems, except those that are a septic tank ONLY, must have Chief Executive Approval from the department prior to their installation PDF icon 308 KB
227 6 April 2006 Legislative requirements for local governments and plumbers in relation to backflow prevention devices PDF icon 303 KB
224 17 March 2006 Guidance on the most appropriate classification for certain types of accommodation building PDF icon 376 KB
223 17 March 2006 Amendment of the State Penalties Enforcement Regulation 2000 in relation to penalty infringement notices available to council officers under the Building Act 1975 PDF icon 365 KB
222 2 March 2006 Minimum setback distances required under the Queensland Plumbing and Wastewater Code for the installation of greywater systems in sewered areas from 1 March 2006 PDF icon 298 KB
221 24 February 2006 Measures which facilitate compliance with the Queensland Development Code – Part 29 Sustainable Buildings 1 PDF icon 380 KB
220 24 February 2006 Rainwater tank requirements to be implemented on 1 March 2006 PDF icon 369 KB
219 24 February 2006 Amended approved forms under the plumbing legislation which will be available from 1 March 2006 PDF icon 302 KB
217 22 February 2006 New product certification scheme (CodeMark) for Australia and New Zealand PDF icon 371 KB
216 17 February 2006 Interpretation of an atrium, as defined in the Part A1.1 of the Building Code of Australia PDF icon 363 KB
215 15 February 2006 Council inspectors and installers of smoke alarms are aware of the preferred interpretation of the Fire Safety Standard with respect to the location of smoke alarms in enclosed or internal corridors PDF icon 393 KB
214 15 February 2006 Assist local council inspectors in conducting compliance inspections in budget accommodation buildings, re certificates of installation for various fire safety installations PDF icon 361 KB
213 2006 Advice received by the Department concerning issues associated with some imported plywood products PDF icon 106 KB
211 16 December 2005 Recent amendments to the plumbing legislation and the technical codes and standards called up by the legislation PDF icon 150 KB
210 19 December 2005 Process for assessing, approving and documenting fire safety management procedures in budget accommodation buildings PDF icon 78 KB
209 8 December 2005 Local councils and private certifiers - advice re changes to the portable long service levy on building and construction work worth $80,000 or more PDF icon 67 KB
208 8 December 2005 Authority to take enforcement action in relation to a breach of Queensland's pool fencing laws PDF icon 88 KB
207 22 November 2005 Answer sheet for assignment 2 for the training course ‘Issuing Development Permits for Building Work' is now available PDF icon 82 KB
206 18 November 2005 Amendment of section 60 and Schedule 13 of the Standard Building Regulation 1993 PDF icon 83 KB
205 November 2005 Assessment of termite management systems, for Class 1 and 10 buildings PDF icon 81 KB
202 9 November 2005 Changes to Queensland's Building Legislation PDF icon 98 KB
201 3 November 2005 Extent of Queensland Fire and Rescue Service's referral jurisdiction where an alternative solution is proposed in a building development application PDF icon 65 KB

200

1 November 2005

Attachment (126 KB)

Advice for building certifiers, designers and builders of the attached Information Bulletin, prepared by James Cook University's Cyclone Testing Station, on the consequences of the incorrect fixing of bracing panels. Flawed fixing can reduce the capacity of a building to resist high winds PDF icon 56 KB
198 October 2005 Changes to the State Penalties Enforcement Regulation 2000 PDF icon 59 KB
197 19 September 2005 From 19 September 2005, Queensland Transport will be able to assess and condition particular development applications as a concurrence agency using the Integrated Development Assessment System (IDAS) under the Integrated Planning Act 1997 PDF icon 101 KB
196 9 September 2005 To advise of changes to the Local Government Regulation 1995 and the Fire Safety Standard PDF icon 101 KB
195 8 September 2005 To inform local governments about recent amendments to the Plumbing and Drainage Act 2002 and, in particular, provisions that will allow local governments to decide whether or not they wish to promote greywater use in sewered areas PDF icon 305 KB
194 15 August 2005 Proposed amendments to the Fire Safety Standard PDF icon 91 KB
193 12 August 2005 New measures starting from 1 March 2006 requiring that all new homes include sustainable housing measures to reduce water and energy use PDF icon 85 KB
191 18 July 2005 Fire Safety Standard - Joint Compliance Inspections with QFRS PDF icon 131 KB
189 30 June 2005 Local governments, building certifiers and other practitioners - national regulatory trial of AccuRate software as a means of modelling the energy efficiency of house envelopes, under the Building Code of Australia PDF icon 77 KB
187 17 May 2005 As a consequence of the Childers backpacker hostel fire in June 2000, the Fire Safety Standard was introduced for budget accommodation buildings built or approved before 1 January 1992. Owners of budget accommodation buildings must comply with the technical fire safety provisions in the Fire Safety Standard PDF icon 446 KB
184 7 February 2005 The Building Code of Australia 2005, which commences 1 May 2005, will incorporate new energy efficiency provisions for the design and construction of Class 2 (multi-residential) and Class 3 (hotels, motels, etc) buildings and Class 4 parts of buildings (residential unit in a non-residential building) PDF icon 262 KB
182 16 December 2004 Commencement date for the next edition of the Building Code of Australia and highlight major changes PDF icon 149 KB
181 16 December 2004 To advise local councils and private certifiers of changes to the portable long service levy on building and construction work worth $80,000 or more PDF icon 140 KB
180 24 November 2004 Requirements of the Building Code of Australia with respect to services that penetrate building elements that are required to have a fire resistance level PDF icon 71 KB
179 22 November 2004 On 1 November 2004, amendments to Part 22 (Child Care Centres) of the Queensland Development Code commenced. Part 22 was amended to allow developers the flexibility of proposing an alternative solution to outdoor play areas. This amendment will enhance the flexibility that was intended in the implementation of the Child Care Act 2002. PDF icon 47 KB
174 1 October 2004 From 4 October 2004, changes will take effect to the Integrated Planning Act 1997 that affect the IDAS Development Application forms PDF icon 136 KB
173 21 September 2004 Some councils are not complying with the requirement to immediately issue an acknowledgement for receiving building approval documents from private certifiers. Amendments to the building legislation in 2003 addressed local government difficulties with the late lodgement of building approval documents by private certifiers and part payment of local government's prescribed fee PDF icon 135 KB
171 15 September 2004 On 9 September 2004 the Standard Building Amendment Regulation (No.2) 2004 was made to increase the size of satellite dishes that can be installed without first requiring a building permit, to a maximum diameter of 900mm. This amendment will then cater for the most commonly sold satellite dishes, being 600mm to 900mm in diameter PDF icon 50 KB
170 6 September 2004 Clarifies recent amendments to the Australian Standard AS 3740 – 2004, Waterproofing of wet areas within residential buildings, in relation to floor wastes. The amended Standard was called up by the Building Code of Australia on 1 May 2004 PDF icon 55 KB
169 16 August 2004 Queensland Government's proposal to amend the Plumbing and Drainage Act 2002 to allow greywater to be used for underground irrigation of gardens in sewered areas PDF icon 75 KB
168 8 August 2004 Following the introduction of New Plumbing Laws, which commenced on 1 November 2003, the department has prepared a CD-ROM on the new laws. n.b. This CD is no longer in publication, however details can be obtained by contacting the Plumbers and Drainers Board. PDF icon 68 KB
167 29 July 2004 Questions frequently asked about in the Plumbing and Drainage Act 2002 and the Standard Plumbing and Drainage Regulation 2003 PDF icon 73 KB
166 27 July 2004 Responsibilities of private certifiers in assessing a development application when the use of the land is not clear under the planning scheme PDF icon 65 KB
164 2 July 2004 Part 15 of the Queensland Development Code will come into effect on 1 July 2004 to coincide with the commencement of the Public Health (Infection Control for Personal Appearance Services) Act 2003, which has the objective of minimising the infection risks associated with personal appearance services PDF icon 63 KB
163 11 June 2004
Proposed amendments to the Fire Safety Standard for Budget
Accommodation Buildings
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162 11 June 2004
Advice on recent amendments to the BCA PDF icon 42 KB
155 23 February 2004 Building certifiers - need to ensure all mandatory information required by Part B of the Development Application form (Form 1) is provided PDF icon 111 KB
153 26 November 2003 Amendments to the Queensland Heritage Act 1992 provide for development proposed in a heritage registered place to be assessed under the IDAS process. The following information outlines the role of building certifiers in the assessment of development applications involving building work in a Heritage Registered Place PDF icon 185 KB
152 24 November 2003 The Department has been informed that some practitioners believe that Form 19 is a mandatory form, in that it must be lodged with local government for each application as part of site investigations undertaken by applicants and private certifiers PDF icon 108 KB
151 14 November 2003 Form 17 Inspection of Fencing PDF icon 135 KB
148 13 November 2003 Role of building certifiers in the assessment of development applications involving building work in an erosion prone area and/or on land completely or partly seaward of a coastal building line PDF icon 110 KB

147

7 November 2003 The Governor in Council has approved the Building Legislation Amendment Regulation
(No. 1) 2003 to complement amendments made to the Building Act 1975 and the Integrated Planning Act 1997 made under the Plumbing and Drainage Act 2002. These amendments will commence 14 November 2003
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142

1 October 2003 Advise local governments, building certifiers, pool builders and the public that: Changes to the pool fencing laws commenced on 1 October 2003. The ability for councils to impose on-the-spot fines will commence on 1 November 2003. A Guideline for the interpretation of swimming pool fencing requirements is available on the Department's website from 2pm on 1 October 2003 PDF icon 116 KB

141

12 September 2003 Commencement on 1 September 2003, of Part 22: Child Care Centres, of the Queensland Development Code PDF icon 116 KB

140

2 September 2003 The new national standard on energy efficiency aims to create ecologically sustainable development that meets the needs of Australians today, whilst conserving our environment for the benefit of future generations PDF icon 116 KB

139

2 September 2003 Application of the Building Amendment Bill 2003 to the swimming pool fencing requirements of the Queensland Building Act 1975 PDF icon 122 KB

138

25 July 2003 Proposed improvements to the building certification system PDF icon 111 KB

136

9 July 2003 Stormwater design of Class 1 and Class 10 buildings for designers, architects and building certifiers PDF icon 113 KB

135

25 June 2003 Changes to the Building Code of Australia will occur when Amendment 13 is introduced PDF icon 115 KB

133

2 June 2003 Potential leaching hazard of organic carbon based petrochemicals, turps, and pesticides through polyethylene pipe water services PDF icon 112 KB

132

27 May 2003 Proposed amendments to the Fire Safety Standard for budget accommodation
buildings
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131

16 May 2003 Advice on the energy efficient housing provisions of the Building Code of Australia PDF icon 117 KB

130

7 May 2003 Advise building certifiers of the availability for comment of draft Accreditation Rules prepared by the Australian Institute of Building Surveyors (AIBS). The Accreditation Rules are intended to provide the framework for AIBS to assess and certify the qualifications and experience of building surveyors PDF icon 108 KB

129

25 February 2003 Clarify issues raised by building certifiers and pool builders in relation to recent changes to the Building Act 1975 concerning swimming pool fencing PDF icon 118 KB

128

6 February 2003 Aadvice to building certifiers on changes to the Building Act 1975 as a result of the introduction of parts of the Plumbing and Drainage Act 2002 to take effect on 7 February 2003 PDF icon 112 KB

127

14 January 2003 Changes to the Building Code of Australia as a result of Amendment 12 to that Act PDF icon 111 KB

126

14 January 2003 Advice to private certifiers on changes to the Building Code of Australia
Amendment 12 reference to the loading standards
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125

9 January 2003 The Standard Building Regulation 1993 has been amended to change the accreditation process for building certifiers. The role played by the Building Surveyors and Allied Professions Accreditation Board in accreditation will now be carried out by the Australian Institute of Building Surveyors PDF icon 125 KB

124

14 January 2003 A new Plumbing and Drainage Act 2002 has been passed by Parliament PDF icon 114 KB

123

9 December 2002 To raise awareness of the Fire Ant problem that currently exists in Queensland and to encourage the support of building certifiers in assisting with the control of the movement of high risk items PDF icon 115 KB

121

2 October 2002 Changes to the Building Act 1975 and the Standard Building Regulation 1993 in relation to the assessment of Development Applications for Budget Accommodation Buildings and Residential Services Buildings. PDF icon 115 KB

120

26 September 2002 In response to recent difficulties faced by private certifiers in obtaining insurance complying with the Standard Building Regulation 1993, the Government has removed the requirement for insurance to include a 10 year run-off provision and a $5,000 cap on excess for any one claim. Standard professional indemnity insurance is still mandatory under the regulation. These changes became effective on September 14, 2002 PDF icon 109 KB

119

30 August 2002 Advice to local governments about deciding on written applications from owners of budget accommodation buildings seeking advice as to whether their building conforms with the Fire Safety Standard (Part 14.0 of the Queensland Development Code) for budget accommodation buildings. PDF icon 114 KB

118

19 August 2002 Database recently developed for Planning and Environment Court Appeals PDF icon 110 KB

117

24 July 2002 Changes to the Standard Building Regulation 1993 requiring building certifiers to provide and the assessment manager to keep a notice of reasons when a development application involving building work has been decided using a performance based solution PDF icon 109 KB

116

8 July 2002 To advise of recent changes to the Building Code of Australia PDF icon 115 KB

115

28 June 2002 To remind council plumbing inspectors of the legislative
requirements in regard to carrying out inspections of plumbing and drainage work. For example, inspectors need to inspect the installation of polyethylene pressure pipes below ground for water services within a private property
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114

28 June 2002 Recent amendments to the Integrated Planning Regulation 1998. Amendments were made to schedules 1, 1A, and 2 of the
Regulation
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113

27 May 2002 Enforcement guidelines PDF icon 109 KB

112

22 May 2002 Advice regarding information that should be included in a Decision Notice, advising applicants of their appeal rights PDF icon 116 KB

111

16 May 2002 clarify the provisions of the Standard Building Regulation 1993 and the Building Code of Australia relating to the enclosure of carports PDF icon 118 KB

110

22 April 2002 Advice regarding the source of information about registered easements which may affect the use of land that is the subject of an application for building work approval PDF icon 115 KB

109

17 April 2002 Alert building certifiers to their duty of care to inspect swimming pool fencing to new swimming pools, within a reasonable period after a development permit has been issued PDF icon 117 KB

107

28 March 2002 The Queensland Government is a signatory to the National Competition Policy agreement with the Commonwealth Government to undertake a review of legislation which contains restrictions to competition PDF icon 115 KB

106

28 March 2002 Application of the setback concessions contained in section 42 of the Standard Building Regulation 1993, to swimming pools PDF icon 117 KB

105

28 March 2002 Requirements of the Standard Building Regulation 1993, and the Building Code of Australia, applicable to a patio roof PDF icon 115 KB

104

28 March 2002 Application of the setback provisions contained in section 36 of the
Standard Building Regulation 1993, to an allotment having two road boundaries
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103

28 March 2002 Application of the setback concessions contained in section 41 of the Standard Building Regulation 1993, to Class 10a buildings PDF icon 116 KB

101

21 January 2002 The department is aware there has been some difficulty interpreting some of the advice given in a previous Newsflash dated 29 October 2001 concerning the painting of exposed slab edges used as part of the termite management system PDF icon 122 KB

100

7 January 2002 Recent changes to the Building Code of Australia PDF icon 149 KB
99 24 December 2001 Changes to legislation following the passing of the Integrated Planning and Other Legislation Amendment Act 2001, which was assented to on 19 December 2001. A number of provisions relevant to building certification commenced on assent. These are contained in sections 62 and 88. PDF icon 116 KB
98 19 December 2001 Alert building certifiers of their duty of care when undertaking building certification functions, as emphasised in the following report on a Judgment in the Victorian Supreme Court. PDF icon 117 KB
96 28 November 2001 Advise building certifiers, designers and practitioners of Regulations restricting the height of buildings and structures in the proximity of military airfields around Australia and in particular, Queensland PDF icon 114 KB
95 13 November 2001 Advice as to whether a building used to store cars is defined under the Building Code of Australia as a carpark, a storage building, or some other use, and whether a building storing over 40 cars (long or short term) should be sprinklered in accordance with the carpark provisions of the Code PDF icon 124 KB
94 29 October 2001 Advice on whether an exposed slab edge used as part of a termite management system can be painted. For aesthetics reasons, some people would like to apply a painted finish to the slab edge. Some building certifiers, however, are reluctant to permit this because of concerns that the painted surface may also provide termites with a concealed entry point into the building if it blisters or bubbles PDF icon 120 KB
93 26 October 2001 Pocedures applicable to the assessment of fire separation requirements for a single detached Class 1a building located less than 900mm from a side or rear boundary PDF icon 129 KB
92 26 October 2001 Procedures applicable to the amenity and aesthetic provisions of the Standard Building Regulation 1993 PDF icon 127 KB
91 26 October 2001 Procedures applicable to variation of corner allotment road boundary clearances under the Standard Building Regulation 1993 PDF icon 129 KB
90 22 October 2001 In response to enquiries from local governments the department has investigated the Sewerage and Water Supply Act 1949 as it applies to inspections of plumbing and drainage work on Commonwealth owned land, or land leased from the Commonwealth PDF icon 110 KB
89 22 October 2001 The Plumbers and Drainers Examination and Licensing Board is issuing Plumber's Licences or Restricted Plumber's Licences with the following endorsements: Fire Hydrants and Fire Hose Reels Fire Sprinkler Systems – Commercial and Industrial Fire Sprinkler Systems – Domestic and Residential
If a person has any of the above endorsements they may also install or maintain Fixed Fire Pump Sets
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88 14 September 2001 Draw attention of building certifiers and designers the requirements of the Building Code of Australia with regard to the provision of signage in buildings that are required to be accessible to people with a disability PDF icon 117 KB
87 26 July 2001 Changes to the Building Code of Australia as a result of Amendment 9 PDF icon 125 KB
86 25 June 2001 Advise council plumbing inspectors, plumbers and the plumbing industry that Part 5 of the National Plumbing and Drainage Code, AS/NZS 3500.5- Domestic Installations, has not been adopted in the Queensland plumbing regulations PDF icon 112 KB
85 22 June 2001 As a result of the fire in a Childers backpacker hostel on 23 June 2000, the Government established a high-level Taskforce to review the current fire safety laws for budget accommodation in Queensland. The Taskforce concluded there were inadequate fire safety standards to protect the lives of occupants in a significant number of hostels, boarding houses, hotels and other similar budget accommodation buildings PDF icon 111 KB
82 21 May 2001
Advice on acceptable tolerances when constructing stairs in class 1 buildings and class 10 buildings and structures PDF icon 92 KB
78 13 February 2001 On 1 January 2001, the Building Code of Australia was amended to incorporate new provisions that address the installation of termite management systems in class 1 (houses) and class 10 buildings (sheds, garages and the like) PDF icon 101 KB
73 10 November 2000 Proposed amendments to the Termite Risk Management provisions for class 1 and 10 buildings to be contained in Part 3.1.3 of Volume 2 of the Building Code of Australia PDF icon 114 KB
72 20 October 2000 Requirements for accepting the owner's written consent in relation to applications for development approval PDF icon 109 KB
71 22 August 2000 Correction to News Flash Issue 49 of 8/3/00, which contained a typing error in the fourth paragraph on page 1 PDF icon 90 KB
70 18 August 2000 Guidance in determining the classification of sheds and the like on commercial land. It does not apply to sheds associated with farms or residential buildings PDF icon 92 KB
69 18 August 2000 Guidance in determining the classification of buildings used for farming purposes PDF icon 96 KB
68 14 August 2000 Inform building certifiers of the publication of Guides to assist in the completion of Development Application Form 1 PDF icon 88 KB
67 9 August 2000 Inform building certifiers of changes to the requirements for plans and supporting documents for development applications for building work. This has been brought about by the introduction of the revised Development Application Form 1 PDF icon 93 KB
66 9 August 2000 Clarify the meaning of “unregulated water plumbing work”, and who can perform this work PDF icon 93 KB
64 25 July 2000 Alert building certifiers to the need to sight the consent of the registered interests in any easement, prior to the issue of a development permit for any building work within the easement area PDF icon 37 KB
63 25 July 2000 To bring to the attention of building certifiers, following the introduction of the GST, the importance of ensuring the value of building work shown on development applications includes the GST component PDF icon 39 KB
62 25 July 2000 Advise building certifiers of the Building Services Authority's new insurance requirements, which commenced on 1 July 2000 PDF icon 55 KB
60 29 May 2000 Commencement on 20 April 2000 of the Standard Sewerage Amendment Law (No.1) 2000 PDF icon 20 KB
59 29 May 2000 Advise what plumbing and drainage work is regarded as minor necessary work and when a minor necessary work form is required to be submitted to the local government PDF icon 20 KB
58 29 May 2000 Highlight a number of recent incidents where plumbers have installed unauthorized products in plumbing and drainage installations PDF icon 52 KB
55 20 April 2000 The Department is frequently asked to clarify the extent of work that must be performed by a licensed plumber or drainer under the Sewerage and Water Supply Act 1949. For example, does a person who installs sewers or water mains, including the property service and the local government's water meter, need to be licensed PDF icon 32 KB
54 20 April 2000 The Department has received a number of enquiries, concerning the control of hot water temperature in adaptable houses built to meet the standards recommended in the Adaptable Housing Code AS4299 - 1995 PDF icon 22 KB
53 18 April 2000 To draw to the attention of building certifiers, the requirements of the Building Code of Australia regarding the provision of unisex facilities for people with a disability PDF icon 658 KB
52 18 April 2000 Matters that relate to the issuing of certificates of classification PDF icon 633 KB
51 23 March 2000 Correction to Newsflash 50 discussing legislative amendments enacted by the Local Government and Other Legislation Amendment Act 2000 PDF icon 664 KB
50 21 March 2000 The Local Government and Other Legislation Amendment Act 2000 amends the Building Act 1975, the Integrated Planning Act 1997 and other legislation PDF icon 673 KB
49 8 March 2000 Please refer to Newsflash 380 - Approval of existing building work PDF icon 671 KB
48 7 March 2000 Building and Development Tribunal appeal process under Chapter 4 Part 2 of the Integrated Planning Act 1997 PDF icon 81 KB
47 6 March 2000 Interpretation and implementation of the provisions relating to balustrades in buildings PDF icon 79 KB
46 21 February 2000 To make building certifiers aware of a number of issues associated with swimming pool fencing PDF icon 71 KB
45 16 February 2000 Requirements for the provision of access for people with disabilities in Class 2 and 3 buildings PDF icon 68 KB
44 21 February 2000 Sanitary facilities for outdoor dining premises PDF icon 72 KB
43 14 February 2000
Glazing and window standards PDF icon 72 KB
42 8 February 2000 Assessment of competent persons PDF icon 43 KB
41 20 December 1999 Department of Main Roads - refererral agency role PDF icon 68 KB
39 4 October 1999
Approval of building work over easements PDF icon 29 KB
37 14 September 1999
Combined washbasin / washtubs PDF icon 67 KB
36 19 July 1999
Awnings or other attachments over roads PDF icon 73 KB
35 19 July 1997 Publication of building approvals by local governments PDF icon 67 KB
34 15 July 1999
Assessment of development applications against local laws PDF icon 68 KB
31 26 June 1999
Clarification of other assessments a private certifier must wait for PDF icon 26 KB
30 18 June 1999 Fire door recall PDF icon 65 KB
29 1 June 1999
Approvals and inspections of retail meat premises PDF icon 69 KB
28 13 May 1999
Approval of toilet pan exhaust systems under the standard building regulation and standard sewerage PDF icon 67 KB
27 28 April 1999
Accreditation of local government building certifiers PDF icon 67 KB
26 23 April 1999
Role of assistant building certifiers PDF icon 67 KB
23 2 February 1999
Standard Building Regulation - accreditation C302 expired 30 April 1999 PDF icon 32 KB
22 3 February 1999
Building work near sewers, water mains and sanitary drains PDF icon 38 KB
21 16 December 1998
Planning issues PDF icon 313 KB
20 16 December 1998 Other assessments PDF icon 414 KB
19 16 December 1998 Legislative responsibilities PDF icon 514 KB
17 14 December 1998
Shade structures associated with class 1 buildings PDF icon 223 KB
14 17 November 1998
Pipe sizing and flow rates for hot water installations PDF icon 8 KB
13 9 October 1998
Commencement of the Integrated Planning and Other Legislation Amendment Act 1998
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12 30 September 1998
Plumbing and drainage work approvals PDF icon 130 KB
11 28 September 1998
Publication of building approvals by local governments PDF icon 130 KB
10 18 September 1998
Building certifiers to act with their competencies PDF icon 132 KB
9 15 September 1998
Approval structures over tidal water PDF icon 130 KB
7 4 September 1998
Correction to first edition of Building Standards News regarding question 8 PDF icon 130 KB
6 4 September 1998
Siting requirements PDF icon 135 KB
4 7 August 1998
Hot water delivery temperatures PDF icon 220 KB
3 7 August 1998
Stormwater drainage PDF icon 222 KB
2 3 August 1998
Inspection of building work by competent persons PDF icon 300 KB
1 1 August 1998
Welcome to the first issue of the Building Standards News Flash PDF icon 390 KB
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