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    Premier and Minister for the Arts
    The Honourable Annastacia Palaszczuk
    Minister for Housing and Public Works and Minister for Sport
    The Honourable Mick de Brenni

    Look local for licensed contractors to repair Debbie damage

    JOINT STATEMENT

    Premier and Minister for the Arts
    The Honourable Annastacia Palaszczuk

    Minister for Housing and Public Works and Minister for Sport
    The Honourable Mick de Brenni

    Sunday, April 02, 2017

    Look local for licensed contractors to repair Debbie damage

    A new Queensland Government online register will make it easier to find local, licensed contractors to start repair works in cyclone-affected areas.

    Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk said the construction industry was gearing up to help with recovery of cyclone affected homes and communities.

    “To make sure you can find reliable tradies,  Housing and Public Works Minister Mick de Brenni has ensured that the Queensland Building and Construction Commission (QBCC) has established a central online register of licensed trade contractors,” .

    “This register will indicate the towns and cities where tradies will be available for cyclone repairs, and the locations where contractors are based.”

    Mr de Brenni said it was important to use licensed contractors for repair works to ensure the work done was done safely and complies with relevant standards.

    “If you check the QBCC website and don’t find the contractor listed, call the QBCC on 139 333 to confirm if the contractor is appropriately licensed,” Mr de Brenni said.

    “Getting repairs done quickly is important to get communities back on their feet, and supporting local businesses where possible is also part of that.

    “Where possible, I encourage residents to consider using local contractors and the QBCC register will assist you to select a local if you’re able to.”

    Tradespeople who are available to work in cyclone affected areas should let QBCC know by emailing cyclonedebbie@qbcc.qld.gov.au.

    To find a licensed tradie ready to work in cyclone affected areas, visit www.qbcc.qld.gov.au.

    Media contact:  Tristan Douglas (Minister de Brenni's office) 0447 164 197