Dr Anthony Lynham


New laws to protect pay for building subcontractors

building and construction industry security of payment laws

13 March, 2019 –

There are over 230,000 Queenslanders who work in our building and construction industry, making an invaluable contribution to our communities and economy. They deserve to be paid for the work they do.

I’m proud to be part of a government that is, and has always been committed to ensuring that Queensland building and construction sub-contractors get paid in full on time, every time.

New security of payment laws mean that higher contractors must respond to claim charges from subbies within 10 days. Failing to provide a response within the required time frame is an offence.

This new offence discourages higher contractors from not responding to the claim, which can extend the process and make it more expensive for a subcontractor.

Find out more about the changes to subbies’ charges at www.hpw.qld.gov.au/construction/BuildingPlumbing/Building/SecurityOfPayment/Pages/Subcontractors-charges-changes.aspx

These changes are part of the Queensland Building Plan to create a safer, fairer, and more sustainable construction industry.

Download the latest Queensland Building Plan fact sheet [PDF].