Kathleen Skene, Business editor, Gold Coast Bulletin May 15, 2019 9:01am Subscriber only
TEN Gold Coast high-rise developments and two other building sites have been reprimanded for breaching safety and licensing laws in a multi-agency blitz on the industry in the wake of a raft of serious incidents in the city.
The unnamed sites at Palm Beach, Broadbeach, Surfers Paradise, Robina and Southport were slapped with actions ranging from warnings to show-cause and infringement notices for work that was deemed unsafe, illegal, unlicensed, and/or non-compliant.
Officers from the Queensland Building and Construction Commission, Workplace Health and Safety Queensland and Gold Coast City Council found problems at all 12 sites they raided in March, when they checked the licences of more than 300 workers.
QBCC officers detected one allegedly unlicensed worker during licence checks, an offence that carries a maximum penalty of $32,637 for an individual or $163,186 for a company if it gets to court.