Assessment Managers/Private Certifiers

The Building and Construction Industry (Portable Long Service Leave) Act 1991 places a statutory requirement on the Assessment Manager (Local Government or Private Certifier - Class A) to sight a receipted Building and Construction Industry Notification and Payment form, or formal exemption from QLeave from payment of the levies prior to the issue of a development permit.

Where a development application for building, operational, plumbing or drainage work, with an estimated cost of the proposed work of $150,000 or more (excluding GST), has been lodged the Assessment Manager (Local Government or Private Certifier - Class A) must not issue the development permit, or approval, unless they have seen an approved form issued by QLeave (or written advice from QLeave) stating:

(1) that the levies, or the first instalment of levies, has been paid or
(2) that an exemption from payment of the levies exists in relation to the work or
(3) that an exemption from immediate payment of the levies exists in relation to the work.

The statutory requirement is only to sight the receipted form. However, Assessment Managers (Local Governments and Private Certifiers - Class A) should retain the receipted copy of the Notification and Payment form for compliance purposes.

If it appears that the cost of work on the development application or Notification and Payment Form is understated, please inform QLeave for investigation.

For further information please refer to Section 77 of the Building and Construction Industry (Portable Long Service Leave) Act 1991.

Payment for sighting the form
An Assessment Manager (Local Government or Private Certifier - Class A) can claim a fee for sighting the Notification and Payment form. For further information go to the Sighting Fees page.

Providing information to QLeave
QLeave may require information or documents about building and construction work from any person that QLeave reasonably believes has information or documents about the work.

Under this power, QLeave may request an Assessment Manager (Local Government or Private Certifier - Class A) to provide a copy of a development application and other documents for the purposes of administering the Building and Construction Industry (Portable Long Service Leave) Act 1991.


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Last modified: October 2016