Report No. 18, 57th Parliament - Building and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2022


The committee tabled its report on Friday 13 May 2022.  The government tabled its response on 24 May 2022.  The Bill was passed, with amendment on 25 May 2022.

View: Report - tabled on 13 May 2022
View: Government Response - tabled on 24 May 2022
View: Introductory speech (starts on page 633)
View: Bill 
View: Explanatory Notes 
View: Statement of compatibility

About the Bill

On 29 March 2022 the Minister for Energy, Renewables and Hydrogen and Minister for Public Works and Procurement introduced the Building and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2022 into the Queensland Parliament. The Bill was referred to the Transport and Resources Committee for detailed consideration. The committee is required to report to the Parliament by 13 May 2022.

The purpose of the Bill, as outlined in the explanatory notes, is to:

  • support contemporary consumer expectations about efficiency of buildings through amendments to legislative provisions regarding:
    o  ‘ban the banners’ – solar hot water systems and solar panels (see note below)
    o  expanded use of greywater
    o holding tanks for sewage and greywater
  • enhance the efficacy and transparency of the regulatory framework through amendments to legislative provisions regarding: 
    o  head contractor licensing 
    o  sharing information on investigation outcomes 
    o  decision making
  • improve the operation of building-related legislation through minor technical amendments

Note:  It is proposed that the ‘ban the banners’ provisions will be amended to clarify the original policy intent for the provisions, so a homeowner may install a solar hot water system or solar panels on the roof, or other external surface, of their home or garage, without regard to aesthetics. The original policy intent of the ‘ban the banners’ policy was to ensure developer covenants and body corporate by-laws could not inhibit the installation of solar hot water systems or solar panels, including by restricting where the panels or hot water systems could be located, on the roof of a home or garage, solely on the basis of aesthetics.

Call for submissions 

Submissions closed on Tuesday 19 April 2022. To access submissions, click on the ‘View Submissions’ tab above. 


Submissions closed:4:00pm Tuesday 19 April 2022 
Public briefing:Friday 8 April 2022 (9:15am - 10:00am) - Program - Archived broadcast  - Transcript
Public hearing(s):Tuesday 26 April (9:30am - 12:15pm) - Program  - Archived broadcast part 1 - Archived broadcast part 2 - Archived broadcast part 3 - Archived broadcast part 4 - Transcript
Report due date:Friday 13 May 2022 - Report


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