Fri 12 Dec 2014
Attention: Contractors Undertaking or Intending to Undertake Federally Funded Works:
The Federal Government has issued an advance release of its revised Building and Construction Industry (Fair and Lawful Building Sites) Code 2014 (Revised Code), which will come into effect when the Building and Construction Industry (Improving Productivity) Bill 2014 (Bill) commences as an Act. Once enacted, the Bill will also re-establish the Australian Building and Construction Commission.
Although the Bill is timetabled to be before the Senate this week, it is not certain that it will become law this year given current political uncertainties. As this is the last sitting week of Parliament for 2014, it may not be considered until February 2015.
The Revised Code sets out the Australian Government’s requirements for all building industry participants tendering for Commonwealth funded building work. Once in force, contractors will be covered by the Revised Code, prospectively, from the first time they tender for Commonwealth funded building work and will need to meet the requirements of the Revised Code to be eligible to work on Commonwealth funded projects.
For more information about this, please contact CCF Victoria on (03) 9822 0900.