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Review of the Code for the Tendering and Performance of Building Work 2016


Closing date

The industrial relations consultation process is currently paused due to disruptions caused by COVID-19. The process will recommence in due course.

The Australian Government is committed to an industrial relations framework that is fair, efficient and productive for all participants and ensures the building and construction industry remains strong and continues to grow.

Discussion paper

Review of the Code for the Tendering and Performance of Building Work 2016 discussion paper

This discussion paper encourages a broad review of the Code for the Tendering and Performance of Building Work 2016 (Building Code 2016), which promotes best practice industrial relations for those contractors wishing to tender for Commonwealth funded building and construction work.


This paper seeks views (by way of written submissions) about the current effectiveness of the Building Code 2016 and invites practical examples to enhance it. Although the discussion paper provides questions to guide feedback, submissions that cover any aspect of the Building Code 2016 will be accepted if they address the objectives of boosting building and construction industry productivity, reducing unnecessary red tape, creating better workplaces for industry employers and employees and producing more jobs.

In meeting the Australian Government’s commitment to enhancing the accessibility of published material, we will only publish submissions to this website that have been submitted electronically.

Please limit individual file size to less than 5MB.

Hardcopy submissions received by mail will still be considered, however they will not be published on the website.

Email submissions to

We will publish submissions on this website unless you include a specific request in your submission for it to be confidential. If you ask for your submission to be confidential, we encourage you to consider whether the whole submission is confidential or whether some parts of the submission can be made public.

If you require any of these submissions in a different accessible format, contact​​​