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Building and construction work

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From the Building and Construction Industry (Portable Long Service Leave) Act 1991:

The “building and construction industry” is the industry of constructing, deconstructing, reconstructing, renovating, altering, demolishing, relocating, maintaining or repairing any of the following –

    1. buildings
    2. spa pool and swimming pools
    3. roads, railways, airfields or other works for the passage of anything
    4. breakwaters, docks, jetties, piers or wharves
    5. works for solid waste disposal
    6. works for subdividing or developing land
    7. works for improvement or alteration of a harbour, river or water course for navigation purposes
    8. works for storage of water or for flood mitigation
    9. works for the irrigation of land
    10. works for the conveyance, treatment or disposal of sewage or of the effluent from any premises
    11. works for extracting, refining, processing or treating materials or for producing or extracting products and by-products from materials
    12. works for conveying products, by-products or materials
    13. works for the drainage of land
    14. works for the storage of liquids other than water, or gases
    15. works for the generation, supply or transmission of electric power
    16. works for telecommunication or for the transmission of radio or television
    17. bridges, viaducts, aqueducts or tunnels
    18. chimney stacks, cooling towers, drilling rigs, gas holders or silos
    19. pipe lines
    20. navigation lights, beacons or markers
    21. pile driving works
    22. sporting or recreational facilities
    23. earthworks other than for farming
    24. fences other than fences on farms
    25. structures, fixtures or other works not included in paragraphs a) to x), but not including earthworks for farming or fences on farms.
  1. The “building and construction industry” also includes land clearing and site preparation other than for farming.
  2. The “building and construction industry” also includes the industry of, whether on or off-site –
    1. constructing a thing other than ordinary stock for sale, in accordance with working drawings
    2. deconstructing, reconstructing, renovating, altering, demolishing, relocating, maintaining or repairing a thing, other than ordinary stock for sale, constructed in accordance with working drawings
  3. The “building and construction industry” does not include the industry of performing maintenance or repairs of a minor nature to anything mentioned in sub-section 1 or 3 for a person not substantially engaged in activity mentioned in sub-section 1, 2 or 3.