LIAWA - Useful Links and References

LIAWA recognises that everyone in the amenity horticulture industry plays a big part in lifting professionalism. The public can play a role in lifting professionalism in the landscaping industry - by Engaging The Professionals. LIAWA members carry appropriate insurances to protect your investment, so the homewners, LGs, developers and anyone engaging landscapers and landscape architects/designers are encouraged to check the LIAWA website before commissioning your contractors. LIAWA members include suppliers and tradies operate under strict Code of Ethics and follow agreed Values for consistency and quality of service and product.

These useful links and references are listed for members' and non-members' reference. Feel free to download and familiarise with the literature or watch the YouTube videos; shared here for your benefit - train your staff, minimise your exposure to risks, and / or increase revenue/profitability for your business. 

LIAWA members' logo have helped LIAWA members gain recognition and brand in competing for contracts and tenders. Email us for more info or complete our online membership application process to join the LIAWA community.  


Note that ALL landscape works between $7,500 to $500,000 are subject to requirements stipulated by the Home Building Contracts Act 1991. ALL landscapers carrying out works are expected to be familiar with the requirements of this Act, and all contracts sign should have the inclusion of Notice for Home Owners - Schedule 1, Home Building Cntracts Regulations Aug 2013. There are serious repercussions for landscapers that haven't followed the requirements of the Act. A workshop co-run by LIAWA and Building Commission for LIAWA members outlined the brief in 2011, 2012, and 2013. Due to staff changes at Building Commission, there hasn't been one organised in recent years. For those who missed those presentations and would like more information, please contact LIAWA or Building Commission. 


Australian Standards (AS) that are relevant to landscaping works : 


Fair Work Commission

Horticultural Award 2010 - This Fair Work Commission consolidated modern award incorporates all amendments up to and including 21 June 2017