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Paying the CITB Levy

The Construction Industry Training Board (CITB) was established at the request of the SA construction industry in 1993. CITB was created as an industry owned, led and managed organisation, funded by a levy on construction activity. CITB is not a government agency although it operates under the Construction Industry Training Fund Act (1993).

The levy is reinvested in the SA building and construction industry in order to develop, support and sustain its skills base through training. CITB currently manages a $20m annual budget, supporting more than 35,000 short-course training places and over 4,000 apprentices and their employers.

Where can I pay the CITB Levy?

The easiest way to pay the CITB Levy is via their website at http://www.citb.org.au/

Please note that the CITB levy can not be paid at the Council office, as City of Prospect is no longer a collection agency.

How Much is the Levy?

The rate of the levy is 0.25% of the estimated value of building or construction work.

The estimated value of building or construction work will be determined in accordance with schedule 1A of the South Australian Construction Industry Training Fund Act 1993.

The levy is payable in respect of building or construction work if the estimated value of the work exceeds $15 000.

What is building or construction work?

Building or construction work means all of the work referred to in Schedule 1 of the South Australian Construction Industry Training Fund Act 1993.  Examples include an extension to existing home, excavation work for a new subdivision, the demolition of a building, an office fit out, as well as a range of other activities.

Who Pays The Levy?

The Project Owner, either the builder, main contractor or owner/builder must pay the levy to the Board:

a) Before obtaining approval for the relevant building or construction work; or

b) If no building approval is required, before commencing that building or construction work.

Definition of Project Owner

"Project Owner" in respect of building or construction work means:-

a) If a person has been engaged (other than as an employee) to carry out, or to cause to be carried out (including by the use of one or more subcontractors) all, or substantially all, of the building or construction work associated with a particular project that person;

b) In any other case - the person for whose direct benefit the building or construction work exists on its completion.

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