PUBLIC WARNING - Raymond John Mead and Ray's Fencing

23 April 2013

Public Warning – Raymond John Mead

This is a warning by the General Manager of the BSA to the public under section 18(2)(f) of the Queensland Building Services Authority Act 1991

The Queensland Building Services Authority (BSA) is urging consumers, contractors and suppliers to be cautious in their dealings with Mr Raymond John Mead, who is known to trade as Ray’s Fencing.

The BSA has previously taken action against Mr Mead for offences against the Queensland Building Services Authority Act 1991 and the Domestic Building Contracts Act 2000. This included a successful prosecution in Beenleigh Magistrates Court in 2011, where Mr Mead was fined and convicted for unlawful building work.

However, Mr Mead is continuing to undertake building work without holding an appropriate BSA licence. He is known to carry out unlawful building work in and around Logan and southern Brisbane. Mr Mead does not hold, and has never held a BSA licence and is therefore not able to carry out or enter into contracts to carry out building work, including fencing and retaining walls, in Queensland.

The BSA is investigating defective work complaints concerning work undertaken by Mr Mead, and suspected breaches of various offences against the Domestic Building Contracts Act 2000 and Queensland Building Services Authority Act 1991, including unlawful building work.

The BSA warns all persons dealing with Mr Mead, including BSA-licensed contractors, to exercise extreme caution. Consumers are warned not to enter into any contract for fencing or retaining walls or any other building work with this unlicensed contractor. If you are in doubt as to whether the entity you are contracting with is licensed or holds the correct licence to do the work, please contact the BSA or conduct an online licence search at www.bsa.qld.gov.au.

Ian Jennings
General Manager
Queensland Building Services Authority

ENDS

Contact: 

299 Montague Rd, WEST END, QLD 4101

POSTAL ADDRESS: GPO Box 5099, BRISBANE. QLD 4001

MEDIA CONTACT: Brian Bolton - 3225 2996, brian.bolton@qbcc.qld.gov.au