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The latest edition of Builders' News is now available for viewing on the Building Commission website.
Building Commission
Department News
21 May 2015
Breaking Western Australia’s building laws has come at a high price for patio builders Daryl James Hancock of Mundijong and his business partners Tracy Hancock and Terry Jurisic, trading as A.R.M. Patios and Decking, Alltogether Roof Maintenance and Sunset Coast Patios and Decking.
Building Commission
Media release
21 May 2015
An 80-year-old from WA’s South West has lost more than $15,000 in a phone scam where the caller pretended to be from Centrelink and claimed the man’s pension payments would be stopped unless he paid money supposedly owed to a telecommunications company. Fred, who doesn’t want to use his surname, was contacted about eight weeks ago and advised that he owed thousands of dollars to Sure Telecom and...
Consumer Protection
Media release
21 May 2015
Carl James Taggart, trading as CJT Paints, has been successfully prosecuted by the Building Commissioner for unregistered painting work he carried out at a Piara Waters property in October 2013.
Building Commission
Media release
20 May 2015
The average cost of unleaded petrol is set to increase by around 11 cents per litre (cpl) to 141.9 cpl tomorrow, so FuelWatch is encouraging Perth drivers to fill up today to save money. FuelWatch advises that on Thursday 21 May 2015, most Caltex sites are increasing their ULP prices by 15 cpl to 146.9 cpl; and the majority of BP, Caltex Woolworths, Coles Express and Puma sites to 144.9 cpl...
Consumer Protection
Media release
20 May 2015
Update 18 May 2015: Consumer Protection is pleased to report that the business followed advice to immediately contact the bank involved and instigate a funds recall, which has resulted in the return of the $6,000. A Northbridge business has lost $6,000 after getting calls from a scammer claiming to be from Synergy, WA’s largest energy retailer, and threatening to disconnect their power. Consumer...
Consumer Protection
Media release
14 May 2015
The average cost of unleaded petrol is set to increase by around 10 cents per litre (cpl) to 141.3 cpl tomorrow, so FuelWatch is encouraging Perth drivers to fill up today to save money. FuelWatch advises that on Thursday 14 May 2015, most Caltex, Puma and Coles Express sites are increasing their ULP prices by 13 cpl to 144.9 cpl; the majority of BP sites are also increasing their ULP prices to...
Consumer Protection
Media release
13 May 2015
As a building service provider, you are required to renew your registration. The Building Commission’s registration renewal process ensures building service providers continue to meet the requirements of registration and also provides a mechanism for those no longer wishing to be registered to allow their registration to expire. If you wish to maintain your registration, you need to renew on time.
Building Commission
Department News
11 May 2015
Fremantle builder Adrian Burt (Reg. BP11792 – no longer registered), trading as Adrian Burt Homes Pty Ltd (Reg. BC11891– no longer registered), has been ordered by the State Administrative Tribunal (SAT) to pay a fine of $20,000 after admitting to fraudulent conduct and negligence under the Building Services (Registration) Act 2011 .
Building Commission
Media release
11 May 2015
The 2015 Western Australian Industry and Export Awards sponsors invite you to attend a networking and information evening. You will have the opportunity to hear from a number of speakers between 5:30pm and 6:00pm. Where and when Wednesday 27 May 2015 5.00pm - 7.00pm Chamber of Commerce and Industry WA CCI Function Centre Function Room 1 Level 4, 180 Hay Street East Perth About the awards The...
Industry and Innovation
Event
11 May 2015
The regional dates for the Queen’s Birthday public holiday for 2015 have now been finalised - visit the Regional dates for the Queen's Birthday public holiday page for details. In all other areas of WA the Queen’s Birthday public holiday is on Monday 28 September 2015.
Labour Relations
Alert
11 May 2015
On 7 May 2015 building company Capital Works Constructions Pty Ltd, trading as Freelife Homes, appointed Jason Tracey and Gary Doran of Deloitte as Joint Voluntary Administrators of the company.
Building Commission
Department News
08 May 2015
As previously advised the Minister for Commerce Michael Mischin MLC announced an increase to the Building Services Levy (BSL). The new BSL fees (outlined below) have now been gazetted and will come into effect on 1 July 2015 . Application types Building Services Levy Over $45,000 $45,000 or less Building permit or demolition permit 0.137% of the value of the work $61.65 Occupancy permit or...
Building Commission
Department News
06 May 2015
The average cost of unleaded petrol is set to increase by around 11 cents per litre (cpl) to 139.5 cpl tomorrow, so FuelWatch is encouraging Perth drivers to fill up today to save money. FuelWatch advises that on Thursday 7 May 2015, most BP, Caltex, Caltex Woolworths and Coles Express sites are increasing their ULP price up to 143.9 cpl - a 17 cpl increase for BP and 16 cpl increase for the...
Consumer Protection
Media release
06 May 2015
Consumer Protection is currently investigating numerous complaints against an air conditioning business which changed its name after a public warning was issued last year. DualCycleAir , a business registered in September last year by Maxwell Raymond Healy of Bindoon, has recently received nine complaints from consumers related to the failure of the company to supply the heating component of...
Consumer Protection
Media release
06 May 2015
Consumer Protection has issued advice to WA consumers who have ordered a Robomaid automatic vacuum cleaner and are yet to receive it, to claim a chargeback from their credit card provider or PayPal. Robomaid Australia, the company which has been importing the product from China, has ceased to trade but has not yet appointed a receiver or liquidator. Acting Commissioner for Consumer Protection...
Consumer Protection
Media release
05 May 2015
Monday 1 June 2015 is the Western Australia day public holiday. Employers can check their public holiday obligations on the Pay rates for public holidays page, in the relevant WA award summary or by contacting Wageline .
Labour Relations
Alert
05 May 2015
A Wanneroo real estate agency and its licensee have been reprimanded and fined a total of $3,000 by the State Administrative Tribunal (SAT) over errors in accounting for the agency’s trust account. Urban WA Real Estate Pty Ltd and licence holder Robyn Angela Horsman were fined $1,500 each on 10 April 2015 and were ordered to pay total costs of $750. Consumer Protection took disciplinary action...
Consumer Protection
Media release
01 May 2015
Expired gift cards, faulty products and late deliveries are just a few examples of what can go wrong while shopping for a gift for Mother’s Day on Sunday 10 May 2015. Acting Commissioner for Consumer Protection Gary Newcombe has some advice on common issues that gift buyers often encounter. “Gift cards for services like day spas or other personal services are increasingly popular Mother’s Day...
Consumer Protection
Media release
30 Apr 2015
A Bayswater manufacturer and installer of stone benchtops has been fined $120,000 over the 2011 death of a worker, despite the fact that the company is in liquidation. Australian Countertop Pty Ltd - trading as Australian Counter Top - pleaded guilty to failing to provide and maintain a safe workplace and, by that failure, causing the death of the worker, and was fined in the Perth Magistrates...
WorkSafe
Media release
29 Apr 2015
The average cost of unleaded petrol is set to increase by around 11 cents per litre (cpl) to 137.1 cpl tomorrow, so FuelWatch is encouraging Perth drivers to fill up today to save money. FuelWatch advises that on Thursday 30 April 2015, most Caltex and Caltex Woolworths sites are increasing their ULP prices by 16 cpl to 141.9 cpl; and majority of BP, Coles Express and Puma sites to 139.9 cpl...
Consumer Protection
Media release
29 Apr 2015
The 2015 WA Innovator of the Year program is again searching for Western Australia’s most talented innovators and entrepreneurs who will be rewarded with a share of $140,000 .
Industry and Innovation
Media release
29 Apr 2015
The development of a new marker for mite tolerance in honeybees, a safe school bag hook and an app bringing neighbours closer together are some of the inventions sharing $450,000 in the latest round of the State Government’s Innovation Vouchers Program .
Industry and Innovation
Media release
29 Apr 2015
The Building Commission conducted a survey of home owners, local governments and builders in February and March 2015 to review the requirement for owners to sign a building permit application form. These stakeholders were surveyed on: Their awareness of the current exemption; The requirement for owners to give consent to a building permit application form being submitted to the local government;...
Building Commission
Department News
28 Apr 2015
Cannington building company Primestyle Pty Ltd (Reg. BC10592) and its managing director and nominated supervisor Pietro Tilli (Reg. BC10032) have been ordered to pay fines totalling $7,000 and costs of $700 to the Building Commissioner for failing to comply with an order of the State Administrative Tribunal (SAT).
Building Commission
Media release
28 Apr 2015

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