Objectives

  • To promote, encourage, foster and develop Plumbing Products Industry Group in the interests of its members in Australia and New Zealand.
  • To promote the establishment and maintenance of high standards of quality, service and ethics throughout the industry.
  • To place before Industry, Government, Statutory Authorities and others in Australia, New Zealand and elsewhere, the policies and views of the Association.
  • To take a pro-active and interactive role in matters connected with regulators, Standards Australia/Standards New Zealand, Water Authorities and like national or state bodies and authorities in Australia, New Zealand and elsewhere.
  • To foster a cooperative and mutually supportive effort in improving the export potential of the members of the Association.
  • To collect, collate and disseminate statistical and other information relating to the Australian and New Zealand plumbing industry and/or the use of products associated with that industry.
  • To promote and encourage a method of industry accreditation and or certification for products manufactured, imported or distributed by members of the Association and which is recognised by and acceptable to regulatory bodies and organisations in Australia and elsewhere.
  • To liaise and co-operate with other organisations having interests in common with the Association so as to facilitate exchange of information and joint promotion of beneficial legislation and of industry standards generally.
  • To represent the Members of the Association in any negotiations or other matters affecting the industry and to secure representation on any Government, local or other council, committee, board or any other body now in existence or established hereafter concerned with matters relating to the industry.
  • To provide a forum where matters of common interest to manufacturers of tapware associated valves/water meters, fittings and material suppliers can be brought forward, discussed, acted upon and resolved.
  • To maintain a suitable National Secretariat and Technical Resource to cater for the changing needs of the Association.
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Latest News

December 2021 – PPI Group e-newsletter

Lead Free Requirements for certain plumbing products The ABCB has recently released a WaterMark Advisory Notice to provide advice to WaterMark Certification Scheme stakeholders about the forthcoming limitation to the allowable content of lead in certain plumbing products. Download a copy of the December 2021 PPI Group E-Newsletter

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Lead in plumbing products in contact with drinking water (Volume Three)

In 2018, the ABCB commissioned Macquarie University to undertake a literature review on the extent plumbing products and materials contribute to lead levels in excess of those permitted by the NCC. The report identified that the most likely source of lead in drinking water at the outlet was from the installation of copper alloy plumbing […]

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