AIB Welcomes Changes to Qld Payment Disputes Legislation

The Australian Institute of Building (AIB) today came out in support of the Queensland Government’s changes to resolving payment disputes in the Queensland construction industry. As part of its consultation process, the Queensland Government has listened to key stakeholders and changed the way adjudicators are appointed and the timeframes for responding to large and complex claims. The AIB welcomes these and other changes to the legislation for resolving payment disputes in the construction industry in Queensland.

“These are very worthwhile improvements to the Security of Payment legislation, and we are delighted that the Queensland Government took note of feedback from organisations, such as the AIB and others, that recommended these reforms”, said Mr Jeff Palmer, AIB Queensland Chapter President.

“While Queensland is often thought to have the best systems in Australia in the construction industry, there is always room for improvement.”

“We congratulate the Queensland Government for initiating the consultation process and listening to key stakeholders.”

“These reforms will help builders, but also the construction industry and the general public.”

“With the Queensland Building and Construction Commission taking on the role of registering adjudicators and appointing them to cases based on their skills, knowledge and experience, this will provide a fairer and more transparent system where conflicts of interest are minimised.”

“Further, recognising the difference between large or complex claims and the smaller more straightforward ones by offering different timeframes for responding, will mean construction managers will have less concern about ‘ambush claims’, and provide more equity for all parties.”

“The AIB Queensland Chapter looks forward to giving further feedback to the State Government on this and other important issues in the Queensland construction industry”, Mr Palmer stated.

For further information, please contact: –

Mr Jeff Palmer – AIB Qld Chapter President

Mobile 0419668225 Email: palmer.jeff@outlook.com