Building regulators join forces to uncover non-compliant work sites on the Gold Coast

Multiple building sites across the Gold Coast have been reprimanded, following a multi-agency crackdown.

A new State and Federal Government multi-agency approach, checks that construction work is compliant and safe.

During a two-day compliance blitz of building sites in March, multiple regulatory agencies came together – including the QBCC and Council – and uncovered 10 high-rise developments and two residential sites were found to be either non compliant or unsafe.


The sites were located throughout Palm Beach, Broadbeach, Surfers Paradise, Robina and Southport.

Enforcement actions have been undertaken for allegedly unsafe, illegal, unlicensed, and non-compliant work, ranging from warnings to show-cause notices and infringement notices.

QBCC Commissioner, Brett Bassett, said he thinks this compliance model could eventually be adapted for use in other parts of the State.

“It’s great to see regulatory agencies working together on joint activities in the building and construction sector to help enhance industry compliance,” Mr Bassett said.

A planning meeting has since been held recently to discuss future compliance operations.

Attendees included the QBCC, WHSQ, Council, the Electrical Safety Office, Work Cover Queensland, Q Leave, the Office of Fair Trading Queensland, Queensland Fire and Emergency Services, and the Department of Natural Resources, Mines and Energy.