A Queensland builder has cut his phone lines and changed licence car plates as part of an incredible effort to hide his location from the state’s construction watchdog.
Hayden Johnson, The Courier-Mail Subscriber only|January 21, 2020 12:00pm
A ‘PREMIER’ home builder who owed $50,000 to subcontractors has gone to extraordinary lengths to avoid contact with the peak building watchdog.
John O’Sullivan, to operated Absolute Homes at Gladstone, is understood to have cut his phone lines, changed license plates and moved houses to avoid answering questions about money owed to contractors.
A spokesman for the QBCC confirmed it had received complaints from subcontractors over the past month that they were owed about $50,000.
“We commenced inquiries and found the licensee was uncontactable,” he said.
It is understood Mr O’Sullivan has changed his car license plates and moved from his home.
The QBCC suspended Mr O’Sullivan’s building license without notice on January 13.
“The QBCC’s goal is to see everyone get paid in full and on time for the work they do,” the spokesman said.
“The company now has 21 days to bring them into compliance with the law.”