Landscape Queensland CEO Mark Sorby said “To date most landscapers have used QBSA contracts and those designed for use when constructing habitable dwellings. Whilst these contracts have served a purpose, they don’t suit the full scope of works undertaken in landscape construction and in some cases have contributed to misunderstandings between contractor and client”.
The new contract range includes a Homeowner Booklet which consumers acknowledge receiving at time of signing the contract. Contractors also have access to a range of supplementary documentation including Variation documents and Certificates of Practical Completion.
Development of these contracts included a substantial amount of industry consultation and professional legal advice. Lawyer assisting the development process, Jonathon Hadley said” This is a turning point in the history of the association and the landscape industry in Queensland. The launching of an industry specific contract is a very important step forward and recognizes the increasing professionalism of the association and the landscape industry”.
Contracts are available for sale from Landscape Queensland and authorised industry stationery outlets.
Landscape Queensland is the peak industry body that represents the interests of the states landscape and garden maintenance contractors, designers and suppliers of products and services. For more information or to find a Landscape Queensland member to go www.landscapequeensland.com.au
Landscape Queensland promotes the importance of landscaping to the livability of our urban environments and the integral role it must play in the future planning and development of our cities.