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 Australian Building and Construction Commission and Building Code

On 2 December 2016 the Australian Building and Construction Commission (ABCC) was established under the Building and Construction Industry (Improving Productivity) Act 2016. The ABCC is the replacement body for Fair Work Building and Construction.

Code for the Tendering and Performance of Building Work 2016

On 2 December 2016, the then Minister for Employment, Senator the Hon Michaelia Cash, issued a new building code. The Code for the Tendering and Performance of Building Work 2016 applies to companies who wish to undertake Commonwealth-funded building work.

The code applies to all new tenders for Commonwealth-funded building work and all building contractors who tender will need to comply with the code's conduct requirements on building sites.

An explanatory statement to the Code for the Tendering and Performance of Building Work 2016 is available.

Minister's media release – New building code to improve conduct and boost productivity on building sites.

Code Assessments

The ABCC assesses enterprise agreements to check for consistency with the requirements of the Code for the Tendering and Performance of Building Work 2016.

Building industry participants requiring further information about complying with the code should visit the ABCC website.

Building Code 2013

The obligations in the Building Code 2013 will continue to apply to Commonwealth-funded building work for which expressions of interest or tenders were issued prior to the commencement of the new code. To assist stakeholders to understand which Building Code they could be subject to, the ABCC website has a Code coverage tool.

An explanatory statement to the Building Code 2013 is also available.

Want to know more?

Call the ABCC on 1300 731 293.

Visit the ABCC website.

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