Darling Downs building company goes bust

ANOTHER Darling Downs-based company has collapsed as the downturn in the region's mining and resource sectors continues to hit hard.

Carmichael Builders, which is based at Dalby west of Toowoomba, has entered into external administration midway midway through the construction of a $2.8 million waste recycling plant in Miles.

Western Downs Mayor Ray Brown said he expected the company to finish outstanding work.

"They've got to honour their contracts," he said.


The Queensland Building and Construction Commission released a statement on Friday confirming that "the company and the individuals running it now face exclusion action," which could see key Carmichael directors barred from

influential positions in the industry until 2020.

Unpaid subcontractors were urged to file a complaint with Hall Chadwick, the appointed liquidators, if they were owed money.

"It is important that subcontractors come to us and complain if they are not being paid, so that we can investigate the matter as early as possible and, if appropriate, take further action," said Acting QBCC Commissioner Kellie Lowe.

The incident may be the second multi-million-dollar construction hurdle encountered by the Western Downs Regional Council this year.

Issues with the Chinchilla Trunk Drainage Scheme were compounded when RHA Australia went into receivership, seeing work on the second stage of the $5.5 million project grind to a standstill.

Hall Chadwick supervisor Gordana Kajkut and Carmichael Builders did not respond for comment.

- with Dalby Herald