Subcontractors paid from a project trust account (PTA) | Queensland Building and Construction Commission

Protected work and related services

Protected work and related services include the following types of work: 

  • Air conditioning/heating/ventilation/lighting
  • Architecture and design
  • Assessing energy efficiency
  • Building and other advisory services
  • Building inspection/assessment/report
  • Certifying
  • Construction
  • Contract administration
  • Demolition/dismantling
  • Electrical/power supply
  • Engineering
  • Fire safety work/fire protection work or systems/security systems/communications systems
  • Foundations
  • Installing prefabricated building components
  • Landscaping and site restoration
  • Painting/decorating
  • Prefabricating
  • Professional cleaning
  • Roadways/access
  • Rubber laying
  • Scaffolding
  • Site testing
  • Site work, site clearance, earthmoving, excavating, tunnelling and boring
  • Soil testing/testing road-materials
  • Surveying
  • Swimming pools
  • Water/drainage/sanitation
  • Preparing plans or specifications

NOT Drilling/extracting oil/gas
NOT Extraction of minerals
NOT Ongoing maintenance work
NOT Supply only of products

For more information about protected work and related services, including examples, use our simple trust account tool (who is paid from a project trust account).

Last reviewed: 13 Sep 2022 Last published: 13 Sep 2022
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