Builder to front court

Whitsunday Times - - LOCAL NEWS -

A FOR­MER Proser­pine builder is due to front court on charges of car­ry­ing out build­ing work with­out a con­trac­tor’s li­cence and de­mand­ing or re­ceiv­ing ex­ces­sive de­posits un­der con­tracts.

The Queens­land Build­ing and Con­struc­tion Com­mis­sion (QBCC) is­sued a public warn­ing about Steve Pre­ston in April 2014, al­leg­ing he had been car­ry­ing out un­law­ful build­ing work in the Proser­pine area. “He does not hold QBCC li­cences and is there­fore not able to carry out, or en­ter into con­tracts to carry out, build­ing work, in­clud­ing res­tump­ing and as­so­ci­ated works, car­pen­try and re-roof­ing,” QBCC Com­mis­sioner Steve Grif­fin said.

Pre­ston was sup­posed to ap­pear in the Proser­pine Mag­is­trate’s Court on Mon­day but he failed to show up.

Mag­is­trate Ron Muir­head ad­journed the charges to May 4, say­ing Pre­ston’s per­sonal ap­pear­ance was re­quired and that ev­ery­thing would be dealt with ‘ex-parte’ if he again failed to ap­pear.

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