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Board Policy Decisions
2017 | 2016 | 2015 | 2014 | 2013 | 2012 | 2011 | 2010 | 2009 | 2008 | 2007 | 2006 | 2005

Issued 2017

Number Subject Authorised
01-2017 Defined weekly benefit level and application - w.e.f. 1/7/17 19/4/17

Issued 2016

Number Subject Authorised
01-2016 Defined weekly benefit level and application - w.e.f. 1/7/16 15/6/16  - superseded by 01-2017 above

Issued 2015

Number Subject Authorised
03-2015 Reporting of ceased workers - w.e.f. 9/12/15 9/12/15
02-2015 Defined weekly benefit level and application - w.e.f. 1/7/15 15/4/15  - superseded by 01-2016 above
01-2015 Exclusion of the long service levy on resources work (includes attached Guidance Note) - w.e.f. 25/2/15 25/2/15

Issued 2014

Number Subject Authorised
04-2014 Treatment of an amount of levy overpaid or an amount of levy (including interest penalty) underpaid 19/6/14
03-2014 Administration of the levy assessment and payment provisions 19/6/14
02-2014 Strategic audit and levy compliance 19/6/14
01-2014 Defined weekly benefit level and application - w.e.f. 1/7/14 19/6/14  - superseded by 02-2015 above

Issued 2013

Number Subject Authorised
01-2013 Defined weekly benefit level and application - w.e.f. 18/7/13 18/7/12 - superseded by 01-2014 above

Issued 2012

Number Subject Authorised
01-2012 Defined weekly benefit level and application - w.e.f. 1/7/12 20/6/12 - superseded by 01-2013 above

Issued 2011

Number Subject Authorised
02-2011 Defined weekly benefit level and application - w.e.f. 1/7/11 23/6/11 - superseded by 01-2012 above
01-2011 Recognition of absences on workers compensation for portable long service leave accrual purposes 20/4/11

Issued 2010

Number Subject Authorised
02-2010 Defined weekly benefit level and application - w.e.f. 1/7/10 17/6/10 - superseded by 02-2011 above
01-2010 Public Interest Disclosure (whistle blowing) 17/6/10

Issued 2009

Number Subject Authorised
01-2009 Defined weekly benefit level and application - w.e.f. 1/7/09 9/6/09 - superseded by 02-2010 above

Issued 2008

Number Subject Authorised
03-2008 Strategic audit and levy compliance 27/8/08 - replaced by 02-2014 above
02-2008 Defined weekly benefit level and application - w.e.f. 1/7/08 10/6/08 - superseded by 01-2009 above
01-2008 Sponsorship 26/5/08

Issued 2007

Number Subject Authorised
03-2007 Treatment of an amount of levy overpaid or an amount of levy (including interest penalty) underpaid 11/12/07 - replaced by 04-2014 above
02-2007 Administration of the levy assessment and payment provisions 11/12/07 - replaced by 03-2014 above
01-2007 Defined weekly benefit level and application - w.e.f. 1/7/07 29/6/07 - superseded by 02-2008 above

Issued 2006

Number Subject Authorised
02-2006 Defined weekly benefit level and application - w.e.f. 1/11/06 31/10/06 - superseded by 01-2007 above
01-2006 Application of the levy to construction work 14/2/06

Issued 2005

Number Subject Authorised
03-2005 Defining work start date for construction work 6/9/05
02-2005 Nature of construction work for considering applications for registration from workers or contractors 1/7/05
01-2005 Weekly benefit level - w.e.f. 1/7/05 1/7/05 - superseded by 02-2006 above

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Workers annual statements
Registered workers receive an Annual Statement at the end of each financial year providing details of service credited with all relevant employers.

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FAQ (frequently asked questions)

Workers
Q Do I have to do anything?
A Benefits are only available to registered workers. The best way to make sure you are in the scheme is to apply for registration as a worker yourself.
 
Q Who is eligible to register with NT Build as a construction worker?
A People employed in the private sector who physically carry out construction work.
 
Q Are there private sector workers in the construction industry who cannot register with NT Build?
A Yes. Subcontractors who are supplying plant or materials under their contract.  Professional, managerial, clerical and other ancillary staff are not eligible.
 
Q Does NT Build cover Federal, Territory and Local Government workers?
A No.
 
Q What are the benefits for registered construction workers?
A Registered workers receive 6.5 days of long service leave credit for each 260 days of qualifying service as advised by their employer. In any 12 month period a worker cannot record more than 260 days of qualifying service. Registered workers can apply for long service leave when they have a total of 65 days LSL credits. (ie. 13 weeks leave after 10 years service)
 
Q How can I find out what LSL credits I have with NT Build?
A At the end of each financial year NT Build must provide each registered worker with a statement identifying the number of days of qualifying service in the previous year, the number of LSL credits for the year, any LSL taken during that year and the total LSL credits at year end.
 
Q Are there any membership fees or charges for registered workers?
A No.
 
Q What happens to my LSL credits if I deregister and leave the construction industry?
A If registered workers choose to deregister because;
(a)  
they have left the industry and have no qualifying service in the previous 4 years, or
(b) 
they intend to work outside the construction industry, or
(c)  they are retiring from the workforce, and
they have 32.5 days LSL credit then they are eligible for a payment of benefits.

 
If a registered worker dies with a minimum of 1 day LSL credit then the beneficiaries are eligible for a payment of the benefit.
 
Q If I take long service leave how much do I get paid?
A The amount of benefit is worked out by multiplying the amount of leave by the appropriate payment rate as Determined by the Board.
 
Q I am a worker in the building and construction industry and have recently moved to the Territory.  Do I have to re-register with the portable long service leave scheme, NT Build?
A Yes, you do have to register with NT Build.  NT Build will have reciprocal arrangements with other states.
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Employers

Q Do I have to do anything?
A If you are a private sector employer and you employ one or more registered construction workers then you must register with NT Build as an employer.
 
Q Are there any fees or charges for registered employers?
A No.
 
Q As a registered employer what must I do?
A You will need to register with NT Build within one month of commencing to employ registered construction workers and provide details every 6 months about the registered workers in your employ. You must also maintain suitable records of employment of your registered workers.
  
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Levy - funding the scheme

Q How is the scheme funded?
A The scheme is funded by a levy placed on eligible construction works, calculated as a percentage of the total cost of the works.  From 7 April 2014, a levy of 0.1% is applied to construction projects that cost $1 million or more - excluding single detached dwellings, including related private garages, carports, sheds or the like.

For construction projects that started before 7 April 2014, regardless of completion date, a different levy rate and leviable threshold apply. Refer to Levy Information for more details.
 

Q Who pays the levy?
A The person for whom the construction work is being done pays the levy except where that is an interstate government entity in which case the person carrying the work must pay.
 
Q Does the levy apply to the NT Government?
A Yes. The NT Government must pay the levy for work done for agencies, such as Dept of Infrastructure, PowerWater, Housing and others.
 
Q When must the levy be paid?
A Before construction work starts.
 
Q What happens if the levy is not paid?
A NT Build can order the work to stop. Interest can be charged on late payments. NT Build can prosecute for failure to pay the levy or failure to comply with notices to stop work.
 
Q Can the levy be paid in instalments?
A Yes, if the work is to take longer than twelve months and the levy is more than $10,000 a developer may apply to the Board of NT Build for approval to pay the levy by instalments. The minimum instalment payment will be $10,000.
 
Q What happens to the money paid into NT Build?
A NT Build uses the revenue to fund the payment of long service leave benefits accrued by construction workers.

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Media Releases

  • June 2006
    NT Build warns - show us the money,
    NT Build Registrar, Mr Theo Tsikouris
    Developers are being warned to pay a construction levy or face possible fines and worksite shut downs.
     
  • June 2006
    Long service helps shortage,
    NT Build Registrar, Mr Theo Tsikouris
    A levy on development will help ease the chronic shortage of workers in the Territory construction industry.

     

Annual Reports

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SiteAlert notices

Information privacy and access (FOI) forms

Links to the following forms, published on the Information Commissioner's web site are provided below for your assistance.

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