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Queensland regulator under scrutiny amid wave of building defects

Queensland’s building industry watchdog is set to be investigated by the state government, as apartment buyers in the Sunshine State face a crisis of building defects and allegations of inaction against the developers responsible.

Apartment building under construction in Brisbane
Developers and builders of apartment complexes are likely to face closer scrutiny in coming months. Photo: Shutterstock

Queensland’s building industry watchdog is set to be investigated by the state government, as apartment buyers in the Sunshine State face a crisis of building defects and allegations of inaction against the developers responsible. 

Minister for Public Works and Procurement Mick de Brenni told Parliament this week that a review of the Queensland Building and Construction Commission would soon be launched amid allegations of a poor culture and wid…