ISSUE 9 - april/may 2014


Surf's up!


• New Jetter

• Uni-Orbital Connector

• Plumb Guard


• Carbon Monoxide

• Lucky Escape

• Alternative Plumbing

• License Fines

• New Qld Legislation

• Qld Plumbing Awards

• Apprenticeship changes

• Backflow Prevention

• Plumbing Roadshow

• Upskilling


• What we've been up to



This month's joke




2014 Plumbing & Gas Industry Awards
Nominations are now open

A chance for Queensland plumbers to be recognised for professional excellence.

The Master Plumbers’ Association of Queensland is calling on nominations for the 2014 Plumbing & Gas Industry Awards.

It's a chance to boost your company profile, expose your business and attract more customers.


MPAQ Executive Director, Penny Cornah said:
“In the past ten years we have faced a 100 year drought; the Queensland Floods; a building boom, a global collapse; and recent tough economic times as an industry - we have had to meet those challenges and have developed strategies and systems to cope with recycling and greywater. We're constantly innovating and developing. We're working with Government to set a future for public safety. Now we want our members to step up and be recognised.”


Among the 13 categories:

• Apprentice of the Year
• Domestic and Residential Technical Award
• Commercial and Industrial Technical Award
• Domestic and Residential Gas Installation of the Year
• Commercial and Industrial Gas Installation of the Year
• Environmental Plumber of the Year


Finalists and winners will be recognised at the formal awards presentation dinner.

Date: Friday 25 July 2014
Where: Pullman King George Square, Brisbane
Time: From 7.00pm.


For more information contact Lisa Hilton on 07 3273 0800
or via email:
or go to the MPAQ website