CPP was contracted by AusNet Electricity Services Pty Ltd (AusNet) to perform work at the Springvale Terminal Station Redevelopment Project (the Project) located at 905 Princes Highway, Springvale, Victoria (the Site). CPP then engaged electrical contractor High Voltage Constructions Pty Ltd (HVC) to assist with pricing the Project and install high voltage electrical equipment.
CPP acknowledges that the Australian Building and Construction Commissioner (ABC Commissioner) has formed the belief that CPP contravened section 55 of the Building and Construction Industry (Improving Productivity) Act 2016 (Cth) (BCIIP Act) by taking action against HVC because HVC’s employees were not covered by an enterprise agreement.
The said action that the ABCC believes entailed a contravention of the BCIIP Act includes a request by CPP for HVC to leave the Site and continue their work off Site on 15 August 2019 and CPP’s subsequent termination of HVC’s engagement on 23 September 2019, effective on 4 October 2019.
CPP has provided an enforceable undertaking (Undertaking) to the ABC Commissioner pursuant to section 98 of the BCIIP Act, including a commitment to oversee and implement a training program to ensure its ongoing compliance with Commonwealth workplace laws.
A copy of the Undertaking will be available at www.abcc.gov.au.