The National Code sets out the minimum standards businesses need to meet to be eligible for Australian Government-funded building work. The ABCC was responsible for monitoring, education and reporting on compliance with the National Code.

During 2011-12, the ABCC completed the integration of its Field Operations and National Code units.

Site inspections and audits

During the reporting period, the ABCC carried out 86 inspections and 48 audits. These are set out by state in Table 2.17.

Projects subject to the National Code

Overall, 2011-12 saw a decrease in the number of private projects subject to the National Code but no significant change in the number of directly and indirectly funded projects.

Reports and sanctions

Of the 48 audits and 86 inspections the ABCC carried out over 2011-12, all were forwarded to the Code Monitoring Group (CMG) for information only.

As at 31 May 2012, there were no matters before CMG related to the ABCC’s compliance activities.

TABLE 2.17 SITE INSPECTIONS AND CODE AUDITS BY STATE

State

Inspection

Audit

NSW

13

15

VIC

24

9

QLD

12

10

WA

14

4

SA

9

4

TAS

5

2

ACT

4

2

NT

5

2

Total

86

48

TABLE 2.18 ESTIMATED NUMBER OF CONSTRUCTION PROJECTS SUBJECT TO THE NATIONAL CODE

State

 

Directly funded

 

Indirectly funded

 

Private

 

 

 

 

2011

2012

2011

2012

2011

2012

NSW

18

13

22

23

59

44

VIC

13

13

28

33

147

98

QLD

13

13

16

13

88

52

WA

4

7

15

14

54

63

SA

8

7

11

10

45

21

TAS

1

2

6

2

33

6

ACT

7

8

0

1

10

12

NT

6

6

1

1

16

12

Total

70

69

99

97

452

308