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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 replaced Fair Work Building and Construction.

Code for the Tendering and Performance of Building Work 2016

On 2 December 2016, Senator the Hon Michaelia Cash, then Minister for Employment, issued a new building code. The Code for the Tendering and Performance of Building Work 2016 (Building Code 2016) applies to companies from the first time they submit an expression of interest or tender for Commonwealth funded building work on or after 2 December 2016.

Enterprise agreement assessments

The ABCC assesses enterprise agreements to check for consistency with the Building Code 2016.

Building Code 2013

The Building Code 2013 continues to apply to Commonwealth funded building work for which expressions of interest or tenders were issued prior to the commencement of the Building Code 2016. To assist stakeholders to understand which building code they could be subject to, the ABCC website has a Code coverage tool.

The Supporting Guidelines for the Building Code 2013 detail the processes for Commonwealth funding entities to monitor and report on compliance for building work subject to the Building Code 2013.

Model clauses are available to assist funding entities and funding recipients with tender and contract documentation subject to the Building Code 2013.

Want to know more?

Call the ABCC on 1300 731 293.

Visit the ABCC website.​