Special Joint Taskforce begins regional visits from 29 April


 The Special Joint Taskforce investigating allegations of fraudulent behaviour in Queensland’s building industry has today confirmed details of its upcoming visits to key regional centres.

Minister for Housing and Public Works Mick de Brenni said the Taskforce will visit Cairns, Townsville, Mackay, Rockhampton, the Sunshine Coast, the Gold Coast and Toowoomba.

“Non-payment affects tradies right across the state and I encourage people in these areas to take full advantage of this opportunity,” he said.

Head of the Special Joint Taskforce former Supreme Court Judge John Byrne said the regional visits are an important part of ensuring people right across Queensland have the chance to engage with members of the Taskforce in person.

“The regional face-to-face sessions start on the Sunshine Coast starting from Monday 29 April 2019,” said Mr Byrne.

“We expect members from the Taskforce will speak with hundreds of people in these seven key areas before sessions finish up in Townsville on Thursday 16 May 2019,” he said.

“We are in these areas for a limited time, so I strongly encourage regional Queenslanders wanting to attend to make a booking as soon as possible.”

Mr Byrne said the seven locations had been chosen based on construction activity in the state.

“Importantly, we are aware that some of these areas have also experienced significant and recent company collapses that have been felt by their communities,” he said.

“We want to make sure regional Queenslanders get the most out of their time with the Taskforce, so we suggest that you make your submission online prior to booking in for a session with the team.”

Anyone unable to lock in a face-to-face session during the regional visits will have the opportunity for a teleconference or video conference with Taskforce representatives.

People or organisations can make submissions via the secure website, email, post or face-to-face until 5pm Friday 17 May 2019.

The full schedule of dates, as well as details on how to book in for a session is available on the Taskforce’s website www.qld.gov.au/specialjointtaskforce

Regional sessions

  • Sunshine Coast (Currimundi): 29-30 April
  • Gold Coast (Robina): 1-2 May
  • Toowoomba: 3 May
  • Rockhampton: 7-8 May
  • Mackay: 9-10 May
  • Cairns: 13-14 May
  • Townsville: 15-16 May

Face-to-face sessions will also be available in Brisbane locations from 9 April. Please visit the website for additional details.

Minister for Housing and Public Works, Minister for Digital Technology and Minister for Sport
The Honourable Mick de Brenni

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