During Parliamentary Budget Estimates on Tuesday 10 August 2021, I asked about the QBCC's report on building safety and glass balustrades.
You can read the answer below or in the official Queensland Parliament Record of Proceedings (Hansard).
Mr BERKMAN: We will try again. A couple of months ago the Courier-Mail reported a QBCC audit and investigation into glass balustrades that was finalised in 2019 but had not yet been released. My question is to the minister this time. Minister, will you release that report so Queenslanders can properly understand the QBCC’s recommendations and the potential risks posed by glass balustrades in their homes?
CHAIR: Minister, in answering that, be cognisant that we are out of time so if you could be brief.
Mr de BRENNI: In response to the question, the commission conducts regular investigations into nonconforming building products. There would have to be, speaking generally, dozens of nonconforming building product investigations at any one time into a range of building products, including glass balustrades and a range of other components, be they electrical, roofing, plumbing et cetera. If there is a decision of the commission in its functions that requires builders to take a particular type of action, then the commission provides that information to the building industry by way of regular communiques. Action in respect of that will be communicated to the industry at the appropriate time and that happens on a regular basis.