Building Code 2016
General information about the Building Code 2016, including when the Building Code 2016 applies and your obligations under the Building Code 2016.
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All contractors now tendering for Commonwealth funded building work can request a Letter of Compliance with the Building Code 2016 to confirm they are eligible to tender.
In coming days, the ABCC will introduce a two-step process and detailed guidance material to enable building industry participants to undertake a preliminary review of their enterprise agreement before submitting it to the ABCC for consideration.
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Apply for a Letter of Compliance
All Contractors who are required to comply with the Building Code 2016 must ensure they comply with all applicable laws relating to the security of payments which are due and payable are made in a timely manner and are not unreasonably withheld.
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There are various notification requirements under the Building Code 2016. These include:
- industrial action, or threatened industrial action
- any breach or suspected breach of the Building Code 2016
- disputed or delayed progress payments
A code covered entity must also, to the extent reasonably practicable, take steps to bring an end to industrial action that is not protected action taken by employees of the entity.
On Commonwealth funded building work, both protected and unprotected industrial action must be reported to the ABCC.
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codereporting [at] abcc.gov.au (subject: Building%20Code%20Notification) (Submit a Building Code notification)
Wages and Entitlements
The ABCC now has responsibility for wages and entitlements in the commercial building and construction industry, including the investigation of alleged sham contracting arrangements.
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