Multistorey Allowance

The following is an excerpt from the Building and Construction General On Site Award 2020 (BCGOA)

23.3 Multistorey allowance

(a) A multistorey allowance must be paid to all employees on-site whilst engaged in construction or renovation of a multistorey building to compensate for the disabilities experienced in,and which are peculiar to construction or renovation of a multistorey building.

(b) Provided that for the purposes of clause 23.3 renovation work is work performed on existing multistorey buildings and such work involves structural alterations which extend to more than 2 storey levels in a building,and at least part of the work to be performed is above the 4th floor storey level in accordance with the scale of payments appropriate for the highest floor level affected by such work.

(c) In clause 23.3:

multistorey building means a building which will,when complete,consist of 5 or more storey levels.

complete means the building is fully functional and all work which was part of the principal contract is complete.

storey level means structurally completed floor,walls,pillars or columns,and ceiling (not being false ceilings) of a building and will include basement levels and mezzanine or similar levels (but excluding half floors such as toilet blocks or store rooms located between floors),and a plant room situated on the top of a building if the plant room occupies 25% of the total roof or an area of 100 square metres,whichever is the lesser.

floor level means that stage of construction which in the completed building would constitute the walking surface of the particular floor level referred to in the table of payments.

[23.3(d) varied by PR729275 ppc 01Jul21]

(d) In respect of any building or structure (including a tower) which does not have regular storey levels and which exceed 15 metres in height,an allowance of $0.76 per hour will be paid for all work above 15 metres,with an additional $0.76 per hour for work above each additional 15 metres. For example,an employee working at a height of 31 metres is paid an allowance of $1.52 per hour.

(e) Rates

[23.3(e)(i) varied by PR729275 ppc 01Jul21]

(i) Except as provided for in clauses 23.3(d) or 23.3(f),an allowance in accordance with the following table must be paid to all employees on the building site. The higher allowances presented in respect of work on the 16th and subsequent floors will be paid to all employees when one of the following components of the building—structural steel,reinforcing steel,boxing or walls—rises above the floor level first designated in the allowance scale:



$ per hour

From the commencement of building to 15th floor level


From the 16th to 30th floor level


From the 31st to 45th floor level


From the 46th to 60th floor level


From the 61st floor level onward


(ii) The allowances payable at the highest point of the building will continue until completion of the building.

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