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The average cost of unleaded petrol is set to increase by around 10 cents per litre (cpl) to 132.8 cpl tomorrow, so FuelWatch is encouraging Perth drivers to fill up today to save money. FuelWatch advises that on Thursday 5 March 2015, most BP, Caltex, Caltex Woolworths, Coles Express and Puma Energy sites are increasing their ULP prices by 14 cpl to 135.9 cpl. Perth’s weekly petrol price cycle...
Consumer Protection
Media release
04 Mar 2015
A licensed real estate agent has been reprimanded and both he and his agency have been fined for employing an unregistered sales representative. On 27 February 2015, Kirsten Leigh Hopla was fined a total of $3,200 and ordered to pay costs of $948 by the Perth Magistrates Court for carrying out the functions of a real estate sales representative without a certificate of registration. Magistrate...
Consumer Protection
Media release
03 Mar 2015
The Building Commission has released the Consultation Regulatory Impact Statement (CRIS) as the first part of the public comment phase of the statutory review of the Architects Act 2004 . The review addresses some broad policy issues concerning the need to register architects, the adoption of a national recognition model, whether to extend the registration of architects to other building design...
Building Commission
Department News
27 Feb 2015
The Building Commission is investigating a number of complaints regarding work being certified by building surveyors that may not show compliance with the performance requirements of the Building Code of Australia (BCA). Building surveyors are reminded that ensuring compliance with the building standards is their fundamental role and that serious consequences can result should they fail to meet...
Building Commission
Department News
26 Feb 2015
The Building Commission has released a consultation paper seeking public comment on a proposal relating to the carrying out of basic plumbing repair work in remote Aboriginal communities that do not have ready access to a licensed plumbing contractor or tradesperson. The geographical location of many remote Aboriginal communities creates barriers to the performance of basic plumbing maintenance...
Building Commission
Department News
25 Feb 2015
The average cost of unleaded petrol is set to increase by around 12 cents per litre (cpl) to 131.3 cpl tomorrow, so FuelWatch is encouraging Perth drivers to fill up today to save money. FuelWatch advises that on Thursday 26 February 2015, most BP and Coles Express sites are increasing their ULP prices by 18 cpl to 135.9 cpl; the majority of Caltex sites to 134.9 cpl; most Caltex Woolworths sites...
Consumer Protection
Media release
25 Feb 2015
LRC Pty Ltd (Reg. BC4910) and its sole operator Giuseppe De Petra (Reg. BP7328) have been ordered by the Building Services Board to pay fines of $5,000 each to the Building Commissioner for negligent conduct under the Building Services (Registration) Act 2011 .
Building Commission
Media release
23 Feb 2015
WorkSafe has launched the Small Business Safety web page to help small businesses comply with their workplace safety and health obligations. WorkSafe WA Commissioner Lex McCulloch today welcomed WA’s 209,000 small businesses to the website and invited them to complete the page’s simple questionnaire. “Once completed, the questionnaire provides small business owners with a tailored checklist of...
WorkSafe
Media release
23 Feb 2015
Western Australia’s regional building industries will be briefed on imminent changes to the Building Code of Australia (BCA) and other industry matters at information sessions run by the Building Commission from March to May 2015.
Building Commission
Media release
20 Feb 2015
Consumer Protection and a Wanneroo tree lopping business have entered into further enforceable undertakings after continuing consumer complaints. In May 2014, Ms Tracey Gordon and West Australian Tree Services entered into an enforceable undertaking under the provisions of the Australian Consumer Law. This previous undertaking required the business and its employees to provide consumers with an...
Consumer Protection
Media release
19 Feb 2015
Registered builder Mark Robert Wells (Reg. BC100361 & BP100416) has been formally cautioned by the Building Services Board in relation to maintenance work carried out on a Lancelin balcony that collapsed in June 2014, injuring several occupants.
Building Commission
Media release
19 Feb 2015
The average cost of unleaded petrol is set to increase by around 13 cents per litre (cpl) to 128.1 cpl tomorrow, so FuelWatch is encouraging Perth drivers to fill up today to save money. FuelWatch advises that on Thursday 19 February 2015, most Caltex sites are increasing their ULP prices by 20 cpl to 133.9 cpl; the majority of Caltex Woolworths sites to 131.9 cpl; most Puma Energy sites to 130.9...
Consumer Protection
Media release
18 Feb 2015
A Bibra Lake steel fabrication business has been fined $75,000 over an incident in which a contractor was seriously injured when a crane struck a scissor-lift on which he was working. Metwest Steel Pty Ltd pleaded guilty to failing to provide and maintain a safe workplace for a contractor carrying out work and, by that failure, causing serious harm to an employee of the contractor, and was fined...
WorkSafe
Media release
18 Feb 2015
Liquidated Canning Vale building company Fortress Home Building Construction Pty Ltd (previous reg. BC13188) has been formally cautioned by the Building Services Board for negligent conduct under the Building Services (Registration) Act 2011 .
Building Commission
Media release
17 Feb 2015
Energy Safety has imposed new safety precautions for the type of high voltage (HV) switches involved in the 3 February Morley Galleria Shopping Centre explosion. The HV oil-insulated combined-fuse switches produced by Long & Crawford Manchester must be completely disconnected from the electricity supply before any person may open the switch’s lid. Announcing this today the Director of Energy...
EnergySafety
Media release
13 Feb 2015
The Building Commission is conducting a brief survey to gather information and feedback from home owners about the requirement for all owners of land to sign a building permit application before it is submitted to the local government. In 2012, this requirement was identified as causing delays in the building process due to difficulties in obtaining all signatures. In an attempt to speed up the...
Building Commission
Alert
13 Feb 2015
A Seville Grove woman who was selling used baby products online has been given on-the-spot fines of $2,640 after several baby car seats and walkers offered for sale failed to meet safety regulations. The woman was selling about 50 second-hand products via Gumtree including car restraints, baby walkers and cots. Due to the high number of products offered for sale and the ongoing nature this was...
Consumer Protection
Media release
12 Feb 2015
The average cost of unleaded petrol is set to increase by around 15 cents per litre (cpl) to 125.1 cpl tomorrow, so FuelWatch is encouraging Perth drivers to fill up today to save money. FuelWatch advises that on Thursday 12 February 2015, most BP sites are increasing their ULP prices by 21 cpl to 131.9 cpl; the majority of Caltex sites to 129.9 cpl; most Caltex Woolworths and Puma Energy sites...
Consumer Protection
Media release
11 Feb 2015
A motor vehicle repairer was reprimanded and fined $750 by the State Administrative Tribunal (SAT) on 2 February 2015 for failing to comply with a condition placed on his certificate. Mark Paul Ravlich of Swan View failed to provide a National Police Certificate in accordance with the condition on his repairer’s certificate issued under the Motor Vehicle Repairers Act. The SAT ordered him to...
Consumer Protection
Media release
10 Feb 2015
A backyard dog breeder, who sold puppies with a deadly virus despite court orders restraining her from doing so, has today been sentenced to three months imprisonment, suspended for 18 months by the Supreme Court, and ordered to pay the State $15,666 in costs. Fay Marie Armstrong of Spearwood was last month (16 January 2015) found guilty of contempt of the Supreme Court, by disobeying orders made...
Consumer Protection
Media release
06 Feb 2015
A Bunbury electrical contracting business and one of its employees have been fined a total of $44,800 over the 2013 electrocution of an 18-year-old trades assistant in the roof space of a home in East Bunbury. JCW Electrical Pty Ltd pleaded guilty to failing to provide and maintain a safe workplace and was fined $38,000 in the Bunbury Magistrates Court today. Licensed electrician Dale Francis...
EnergySafety / WorkSafe
Media release
06 Feb 2015
Building Commissioner Peter Gow says an agreement amongst Australian Building Ministers to make the 2015 National Construction Code (NCC) and future editions freely available online will pave the way for more innovative and productive building and plumbing industries in Western Australia.
Building Commission
Media release
04 Feb 2015
The average cost of unleaded petrol is set to increase by around 12 cents per litre (cpl) to 117.7 cpl tomorrow, so FuelWatch is encouraging Perth drivers to fill up today to save money. FuelWatch advises that on Thursday 5 February 2015, most Caltex sites are increasing their ULP prices by 18 cpl to 122.9 cpl; the majority of Caltex Woolworths sites to 120.9 cpl; most Coles Express and Puma...
Consumer Protection
Media release
04 Feb 2015
A Perth city convenience store has been given an on-the-spot fine of $6,600 for selling sunglasses which did not meet safety regulations. A product safety officer from Consumer Protection issued an infringement notice to the store’s owner after discovering more than 160 sunglasses on sale which did not have correct labels indicating the lens category of the product, as required by the mandatory...
Consumer Protection
Media release
03 Feb 2015
High Wycombe licensed plumbing contractor Grant Aaron Raynor (PL5501), the sole director of G A Raynor Pty Ltd and trading as Rayco Plumbing Contractors , has been ordered by the State Administrative Tribunal (SAT) to pay fines of $3,000 and costs of $700 as a result of disciplinary action initiated by the Plumbers Licensing Board.
Building Commission
Media release
02 Feb 2015

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