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    Minister for Housing and Public Works
    The Honourable Bruce Flegg

    BSA parliamentary inquiry announced

    Minister for Housing and Public Works
    The Honourable Bruce Flegg

    Friday, August 03, 2012

    BSA parliamentary inquiry announced

    The Transport, Housing and Local Government Committee of the Legislative Assembly will undertake a review of the Queensland Building Services Authority (BSA) Minister for Public Works Bruce Flegg announced today.

    He said the inquiry is the latest step in the Government’s push to streamline the BSA to improve payment outcomes for subcontractors and home owners.

    As part of the inquiry the committee will also look at changes to the setting of licensing standards and regulatory reform that may lower the cost of building a home.

    The committee will consult with key industry groups including home builders and building contractors, industry participants and relevant experts and will report to Parliament by 30 November 2012.

    “The committee will also seek input from consumers, including the presentation of submissions and giving testimony to the committee on key consumer problems,” Dr Flegg said.

    Full terms of reference are set out below:

    • Achieving balance between the competing interests of building contractors and consumers, including remedies for defective work;

    • Regulatory reform and reduction that may lower the cost of building a home;

    • The governance arrangements of QBSA;

    • The Queensland Home Warranty Scheme and its protections;

    • Current licensing requirements and;

    • Industry involvement in the setting of licensing standards and procedures.

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