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BUILDING ACT 1975 - SECT 3
Simplified outline of main provisions of Act
3 Simplified outline of main provisions of Act
(1) Chapter 2 provides for what building work is assessable development or
accepted development for the Planning Act .
(2) Chapter 3 imposes
requirements, in addition to those under the Planning Act , for making a
building development application.
(3) Chapter 4 —
(a) provides for the laws
and other documents for the assessment of building development applications;
(b) provides for who is responsible for carrying out building assessment
work for building development applications; and
(c) regulates the assessment
and approval of building development applications.
(4) Chapter 5 —
provides for the giving of final inspection certificates and other inspection
documentation for particular buildings; and
(b) provides for the giving of
certificates of occupancy for other buildings; and
(c) regulates the making
of BCA classification or use changes; and
(d) restricts the occupation and
use of particular buildings.
(5) Chapter 6 —
(a) regulates private
certifiers and other building certifiers and the performance of building and
private certifying functions; and
(b) regulates the engagement of private
(c) provides for the licensing of, and complaints,
investigations, and disciplinary proceedings against, private certifiers and
other building certifiers.
(6) Chapter 7 makes provisions about fire safety
for budget accommodation buildings.
(7) Chapter 7A makes provision about fire
safety for particular residential care buildings.
(8) Chapter 8 provides for
matters about swimming pool safety, including the regulation of swimming pool
(9) Chapter 8A regulates the effect of particular instruments in
relation to stated matters for class 1a, 2 or 10a buildings.
(10) Chapter 8B
provides for the designation of land as a transport noise corridor for
particular building assessment work.
(11) Chapter 9 provides for the giving
of show cause and enforcement notices for particular building work.
The QBCC Act also provides for enforcement action relating to building work.
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