What is commercial building inspection?

The building inspection is a high precision task that carried for both commercial properties and residential in all cities. In most cities, there are official inspection departments that are responsible for commercial building inspection. There are also a few private companies authorized to conduct building inspections.


The main objective of this inspection is to help in planning future tasks such as reviewing code compliance plans, signing and issuing building permits, and fence permits in the concerned areas. With the help of commercial building inspection, the concerned authorities can keep a check on every step of building design, construction, alteration, repair as well as maintenance to ensure all safety measures are observed.


Brisbane commercial building inspections aims at providing residents in the building and neighboring areas with reliable and professionally maintained structures. It’s only a highly trained and unbiased building inspector assigned to carry out an inspection that can handle a wide variety of complaints, and other arising concerns quickly and accurately.


The building safety and code compliance is the primary objective in all building inspection department. All these regulations are adhered to during inspection to prevent future misfortune like loss of life and property. Commercial building inspections are conducted at various levels of building technicalities. Other essential services offered by the building inspectors include pre-application inspections, time extension for building permits, off-hour inspections, and residential energy conservation inspection that is necessary for altering projects.


A commercial building inspection is at the forefront of the technology, as the internet provides an advance network of significant tasks such as site development plans, plan reviews, obtaining building permits, and building inspections. Thus, it enables multiple-use and access to the databases. Most of the contractors have adopted this strategy to allow them to conduct electrical and plumbing works at a better speed. It also helps them prevent monetary losses. In a nutshell, the significance of commercial building inspections is to provide reliable safety and better quality of living to all residents.…


Portside is where thousands of new settlers arrived in the new colony, when Maryborough was the second major immigration port after Sydney in the last half of the 1800s.

Port of Maryborough

A deeper site was selected to replace the first shallow port of Maryborough which was located upriver at the original township.

Wool, tallow, hides and timber were exported through the busy port and many coastal vessels brought supplies for the settlers.

At one time the wharves stretched from the far end of Queens Park to beyond the Granville Bridge. At the marina you can see the last remnants of the original wharfs.

Between 1859, when Maryborough was declared an official Port of Entry, and 1901, more than 22,000 immigrants from Great Britain and Europe entered Australia through the port.

Ships also brought Kanaka labour from the South Sea Islands to work on local sugar plantations.

Ship building and repair industries added to the liveliness of the port. The derelict sheds behind the marina are remnants from the site of the Walker Shipyards which closed in 1974.

The port is long dormant but you can still walk the old time streets, once the home of ruffians, sailors, brothels and opium dens, and discover for yourself the remarkable history and the gloriously preserved buildings that remain.

Listen carefully and you may hear the echoes of sad farewells, the shouts of traders seeking top prices for their wares, or the Irish lilt of new Australians, lining up to register in their adopted homeland after months at sea.

Today its once thriving port district is an unique heritage precinct called Portside that offers a complete visitor experience – with sensational parklands, museums, restaurants, art galleries, steam train rides, river cruises, costumed characters, unique tours and events.…

A Weekend with Mary!

Spend a ‘Weekend with Mary’ unlocking fascinating history and unique Mary Poppins connections while experiencing some ‘SUPERCALIFRAGILISTIC’ fun.

‘Weekends with Mary’ run on the last weekend of every month with a full programme of heritage themed activities operating on Saturday and Sunday.

Saturday – 9.30am to 9pm

The 2 hour ‘Tea with Mary’ tour, starting at City Hall, Kent Street at 9.30am, includes free admission to Bond Store and Customs House museums and finishes with a delightful morning tea in a heritage café.

At 2pm you can board the painted verandah bus for a one hour interpretive commentary of the City highlights. You will discover many of Maryborough’s historical homes, historical sites and other points of interest. Departs City Hall, Kent Street.

From 5pm to 9pm, re-live the bawdy, lively early days of Maryborough with a Lamplight Bazaar in its heritage Portside precinct.

Costumed characters, torchlight tours, entertainment, old fashioned food and craft barrows will help recreate the atmosphere of the once thriving port 150 years ago.

Exhibits will come alive on a ‘Night at the Museum’ tour of the Maryborough Military & Colonial Museum.

Old fashioned guides will take people on a ‘Night Watchman’ tour, spinning yarns about sailors, smugglers, brothels and opium dens.

To quench your thirst for history, join the ‘Portside Pub Tour’ (children under 18 yrs not permitted) and soak up amazing pub architecture and hear tall tales of the past.

Gatakers Artspace will introduce a series of musical and artistic performances on Saturday’s to coincide with the Lamplight Bazaar.

Sunday – 9am to 1pm

A wonderful, lazy Sunday morning of steam train rides, brass bands and traditional children’s games held in Maryborough’s stunning Queens Park.

Brass bands play inside a graceful old band rotunda while the unique sounds of the locally made steam driven calliope echo across the park.

With hourly departures between 10am and 2pm, you can experience the captivating sights and architecture of Maryborough from a different perspective with a cruise on the Mary River!
Inclusions: 1 hour cruise and sausage sizzle. Departing from the Public Jetty, Wharf Street.

All morning, the Mary Ann, a full sized replica of Queensland’s first steam locomotive built in Maryborough in 1873, chugs along the riverside parklands.

Children and adults can also climb onboard miniature steam trains, which run on a circuit around Queens Park. It’s a tradition begun by the city’s Model Engineers and Live Steamers Association (MELSA) over 30 years ago – and one that uniquely captures Maryborough’s carefree, family-friendly lifestyle.

Hear Maryborough’s famous time cannon fired at noon by the Town Crier.

Events at Portside:

Weekend with Mary

• 24th-25th March• 28th-29th April
• 23rd-24th June

• 26th-27th May
2012 Portside Food & Wine Fest
Saturday 9th June 2012
Mary River Parklands and Wharf Street
12noon until 5:00pm

The Portside Food & Wine Fest will be a new exciting element to the already popular World’s Greatest Pub Fest.

• Local and regional produce
• Exotic foods
• Wines, beers and coffee from our region

Enjoy an afternoon by the river with live music and entertainment.

More information about Weekend with Mary:

The Portside Centre
101 Wharf Street
Phone: (07) 4190 5730

Weekend with Mary Heritage Pass

Visitor Information Centre
City Hall on Kent Street
(07) 4190 5742