More than 700 qualified local contractors are now registered with the Queensland Government’s North Queensland Flood Register to assist in the recovery works in the state’s north.
The register is a list of appropriately qualified contractors and tradespeople licensed to perform work in Queensland, including asbestos removalists, electricians and gas contractors.
Minister for Housing and Public Works Mick de Brenni said the North Queensland Flood Register was a single point of truth for people wishing to engage local contractors for the task ahead.
“The rebuilding effort will obviously tally in the hundreds of millions of dollars and the bulk of that money should stay in the North Queensland economy,” he said.
“Every registered contractor on the North Queensland Flood Register has been vetted to ensure they hold appropriate qualifications for the work they are listed to perform.
Mr de Brenni said unlicensed tradespeople reported to be going door-to-door in flood-affected suburbs should be avoided wherever possible.
“It’s important that home and business owners obtain three quotes to ensure the repairs are competitive, and also check the Flood Register so you can have confidence in the quality of work being carried out,” he said.
News about the North Queensland Flood Register and other rebuilding tips are now being widely circulated through social media and Community Recovery Hubs, and local advertising for the register also starts today.