Building and Construction Resources

Mooloolaba Law’s Managing Partner, Peter J. Arthur, is a Queensland Law Society Accredited Specialist in Commercial Litigation – Building and Construction and a Registered Adjudicator under the Building and Construction Industry Payments Act (BCIPA) 2004.   He is well placed to assist you with any building and construction issues you may have.

If you work in the building and construction industries as a builder, engineer, architect, draftsperson, surveyor, labourer, plumber, electrician, mine worker, driver or as an employer or employee in any other aspect of this industry, you may find the following links useful.

Queensland Master Builders Association (QMBA) – is the major Australian building and construction industry association.  Its primary role is to promote the viewpoints and interests of the building and construction industry and to provide services to members in a broad range of areas including training, legal services, industrial relations, building codes and standards, industry economics and international relations.

The Society of Construction Law Australia – whose object is to promote the education, study and research in the field of construction law.

Queensland Building Services Authority (BSA) – a statutory authority established under the Queensland Building Services Authority Act 1991.

The QBSA’s charter is to regulate the building industry through the licensing of contractors, educate consumers about their rights and obligations, make contractors aware of their legal rights and responsibilities, handle disputes fairly and equitably, protect consumers against loss through statutory insurance, implement and enforce legislative reforms and where necessary prosecute persons not complying with the law.

Housing Industry Association (HIA) – is Australia’s largest residential building organisation.  Members include builders, trade contractors, design professionals, kitchen and bathroom specialists, manufacturers and suppliers.

The Building and Construction Industry Payments Act 2004 (BCIPA) was created to provide an alternative to the court system and is a quick and easy cost-effective solution to resolving payment disputes.

The Domestic Building Contracts Act 2000 – is an act to regulate certain domestic building contracts.

The Subcontractors Charges Act 1974 – is an act making provision for securing the payment of money payable to subcontractors.

The Body Corporate and Community Management Act 1997 – This is an act to provide for flexible and contemporary community-based arrangements for the use of freehold land.