Building and Construction

What are the NSW Building and Construction Guidelines?

The New South Wales Industrial Relations Guidelines: Building and Construction Procurement (the Guidelines) have been in force since 1 July 2013.

The Guidelines apply to building and construction companies that bid or tender for NSW Government infrastructure work.

New South Wales Industrial Relations Guidelines: Building and Construction Procurement (PDF, 419 KB)

Why do the Guidelines exist?

The Guidelines reflect the NSW Government’s commitment to greater productivity within the State’s building and construction industry, and are designed to ensure that the NSW Government maximises value for money on its spending on infrastructure projects.

In particular, the Guidelines are directed to supporting outcomes associated with compliance with the law, productivity, safety and freedom of association.

What does the Construction Compliance Unit (CCU) do?

The Construction Compliance Unit has been established within NSW Industrial Relations to monitor compliance with, and receive reports of alleged breaches of the Guidelines.

Contact CCU


Phone: 131 628 (Option 4)

GPO Box 5341
Sydney NSW 2001

Reporting Breaches of the Guidelines to CCU

Contractors and consultants undertaking work covered by the Guidelines must notify the Construction Compliance Unit and the client of any alleged breaches of these Guidelines and of voluntary remedial action taken, within 24 hours of becoming aware of the alleged breach.

Reports to be sent to: