19 December 2018 / Legislation Alert

Updated Subcontract & Supply Agreements

AS4901 & AS4903 Subcontract Agreements

Please make yourself aware of the following changes:

  • QLD only – The Security of Payments act previously known as BCIPA has been replaced with the BIFA (Building Industry Fairness Act) and Chapter 3 of the Act was enacted 17 December 2018. Strict penalties apply around payment of subcontractors (both at a company and personal level). Teams are to familiarize themselves with BIFA https://www.legislation.qld.go... 
  • Safety Requirements and HSE Requirements Annexures removed in lieu of subcontractor link (refer clause 12.2) https://subbies.hutchies.com.a...
  • Timing for progress claims noted as last business day of the month.
  • Annexure for Programme added in.
  • Order of Annexures in line with HB order of precedence of these documents.
  • QLD only – Retention Release Notice (Annexure Q) added in in line with BIFA requirements.
  • All States – Subcontracts revised to reflect changes to state specific legislation updates.
  • Subcontract Conditions Clause order updated and expanded upon where required to reflect legislative updates.

Supply Agreements

Please make yourself aware of the following changes:

  • Multijurisdictional amendments: Supply agreement has been updated with a number of amendments to make this Agreement multijurisdictional. 
  • Security of Payment Legislation – Qld: Note that, this Agreement refers to the BIFA.
  • Clause selections: To keep the Agreement simple, we have not provided for options in the T&Cs but there is the option to select clauses in the Special Conditions depending upon whether or not they apply to the jurisdiction. 
  • Subcontractor’s website: New HB link provided as to the keeping of records (i.e. records and documents that the supplier is to maintain) - clause 2.1(f). 
  • Timing for supplier invoices is noted as the last business day of the month. 

More information

If you need additional support, please email Bree Hoek or Owen Valmadre. Alternatively phone +61 7 3859 6310 / +61 7 3335 5045.

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10 February / Training

Hutchies Training is currently taking expressions of interest for enrolments into the next Introduction to Construction course. This is specifically targeted at both women and men in the Hutchies workforce wishing to gain a greater understanding of Hutchies front line construction operations and career options.

The next course will start on 24 March 2020.

Contact Warren Belford for more information.

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17 February / Meetings

Monday 17 February 2020

Please participate in Monday’s meetings if possible. Times below are Queensland time (AEST).

7.30am / Brisbane based Site Managers & Foremen – smoko on the Toowong Terrace

8.00am / Site Managers & Foremen – nationwide! (refer to your Skype meeting invitation)

Held in Toowong training room and video conference from offices via Surface Hubs and Polycoms.

3.00pm / All Project Managers and Contract Administrators – regions by Skype & Teleconference (see Macquarie dial in details)

Regions to join via video conference in each office, individuals out of the various offices to join by the usual teleconference facilities (details can be downloaded below). All Hutchies’ project related people from office or site are encouraged to participate.

4.30pm / Toowong office BBQ

It would be great if all could participate.

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3 February / Meetings

Hutchies' monthly budgets are held in Brisbane and via Skype sessions to the regions.

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22 Jan - 9 Feb / Event

Please join us for a night of celebration to recognise Hutchies’ apprentices, cadets and future leaders. 

Every year we identify an exceptional apprentice, cadet and a future leader from Hutchies’ training and professional development programs. Teams nominate candidates who are recognised for consistently performing beyond expectations during the previous 12 months.

Date and Time

Saturday, 8 February 2020
4pm til 7pm
(live band from 7.30pm)


The Outpost
The Fortitude Music Hall
312 Brunswick Street
Fortitude Valley QLD 4006
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Michelle Buckland
0447 758 566


Places are limited - please confirm
your spot by
Friday 31 January 2020

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27 January / Public Holiday

This public holiday falls on Monday this year for Australia Day which is Sunday 26 January 2020

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1 January / General

Our new Toolbox for Subcontractors and Suppliers has been developed to allow Hutchies to share the important information that matters when working on one of our projects.

What the new Toolbox offers

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We have a simple Toolbox Guide available to help explain this new platform

We need your feedback

The Toolbox will continue to evolve from your feedback and opportunities to improve content, additional resources and ways to hear from Hutchies.

If you have any feedback or questions about the Toolbox, please get in touch with us.

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