Regional WA briefed on building code changes

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Region-specific media statements for the Mid West, South West, Goldfields-Esperance, Wheatbelt, Great Southern, Pilbara and Kimberley are provided below.

Mid West briefed on building code changes

The Mid West building industry 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 in March.

Each year, the Australian Building Codes Board holds seminars in metropolitan Perth on changes to the BCA that come into effect on the 1 May. The Building Commission will again take this and other building-related information on the road this year and deliver it in nine regional locations, including Geraldton on Monday 14 March 2016.

“The Building Commission is committed to ensuring that building industry stakeholders in regional WA have access to the same information as their metropolitan counterparts,” said Building Commissioner Peter Gow.

“Our regional roadshows are an effective way of achieving this and we encourage members of the Mid West building industry to take this opportunity to meet with us face-to-face and hear about important changes affecting them and their industry.”

A morning session for builders, building surveyors, building designers and local government permit authorities will focus on changes to the BCA that will come into effect from 1 May 2016 and how the new technical standards can be applied. The session will also cover upcoming changes and proposed amendments to the Building Regulations 2012 in relation to bushfire, and swimming pool barriers. A registration fee applies.

A free afternoon session will follow for people in the regions who would like to know more about the role and services provided by the Building Commission. This session would be highly relevant to people who work in the building industry such as builders, tradespeople and local government. Senior officers from the Building Commission’s compliance and licensing branches will provide an overview of current services, as well as what is planned to improve customer services, building information and records and the audit program. It will also include a status update on a number of policy initiatives and legislative reviews.

Details and online registration for both sessions are available on the Building Commission’s website at www.commerce.wa.gov.au/building-commission/events-and-seminars or phone 1300 489 099.

Geraldton information sessions
Date: Monday 14 March 2016 Venue: Geraldton Civic Centre Function Room

Morning session (9am–1pm): Building Code of Australia 2016 update (for builders, building surveyors, building designers and local government permit authorities) Cost $88

Afternoon session (1.45pm–3.15pm): Building Commission update (for anyone working in the building industry or interested in attending) Cost Free

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Media contact – Phone 6251 1335 or 0466 409 828 or email bcmedia@commerce.wa.gov.au

South West briefed on building code changes

The South West building industry 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 in March.

Each year, the Australian Building Codes Board holds seminars in metropolitan Perth on changes to the BCA that come into effect on the 1 May. The Building Commission will again take this and other building-related information on the road this year and deliver it in nine regional locations, including Busselton on Thursday 17 March 2016 and Bunbury on Friday 18 March 2016.

“The Building Commission is committed to ensuring that building industry stakeholders in regional WA have access to the same information as their metropolitan counterparts,” said Building Commissioner Peter Gow.

“Our regional roadshows are an effective way of achieving this and we encourage members of the South West building industry to take this opportunity to meet with us face-to-face and hear about important changes affecting them and their industry.”

A morning session for builders, building surveyors, building designers and local government permit authorities will focus on changes to the BCA that will come into effect from 1 May 2016 and how the new technical standards can be applied. The session will also cover upcoming changes and proposed amendments to the Building Regulations 2012 in relation to bushfire, and swimming pool barriers. A registration fee applies.

A free afternoon session will follow for people in the regions who would like to know more about the role and services provided by the Building Commission. This session would be highly relevant to people who work in the building industry such as builders, tradespeople and local government. Senior officers from the Building Commission’s compliance and licensing branches will provide an overview of current services, as well as what is planned to improve customer services, building information and records and the audit program. It will also include a status update on a number of policy initiatives and legislative reviews.

Details and online registration for both sessions are available on the Building Commission’s website at www.commerce.wa.gov.au/building-commission/events-and-seminars or phone 1300 489 099.

South West information sessions
Busselton, Date: Thursday 17 March 2016 Venue: Busselton Community Resource Centre Bunbury, Date: Friday 18 March 2016 Venue: City of Bunbury, Function Room

Morning session (9am–1pm): Building Code of Australia 2016 update (for builders, building surveyors, building designers and local government permit authorities) Cost $88

Afternoon session (1.45pm–3.15pm): Building Commission update (for anyone working in the building industry or interested in attending) Cost Free

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Media contact – Phone 6251 1335 or 0466 409 828 or email bcmedia@commerce.wa.gov.au

Goldfields-Esperance briefed on building code changes

The Goldfields-Esperance building industry 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 in March and April.

Each year, the Australian Building Codes Board holds seminars in metropolitan Perth on changes to the BCA that come into effect on the 1 May. The Building Commission will again take this and other building-related information on the road this year and deliver it in nine regional locations, including Kalgoorlie on Tuesday 22 March 2016 and Esperance on Wednesday 6 April 2016.

“The Building Commission is committed to ensuring that building industry stakeholders in regional WA have access to the same information as their metropolitan counterparts,” said Building Commissioner Peter Gow.

“Our regional roadshows are an effective way of achieving this and we encourage members of the Goldfields-Esperance building industry to take this opportunity to meet with us face-to-face and hear about important changes affecting them and their industry.”

A morning session for builders, building surveyors, building designers and local government permit authorities will focus on changes to the BCA that will come into effect from 1 May 2016 and how the new technical standards can be applied. The session will also cover upcoming changes and proposed amendments to the Building Regulations 2012 in relation to bushfire, and swimming pool barriers. A registration fee applies.

A free afternoon session will follow for people in the regions who would like to know more about the role and services provided by the Building Commission. This session would be highly relevant to people who work in the building industry such as builders, tradespeople and local government. Senior officers from the Building Commission’s compliance and licensing branches will provide an overview of current services, as well as what is planned to improve customer services, building information and records and the audit program. It will also include a status update on a number of policy initiatives and legislative reviews.

Details and online registration for both sessions are available on the Building Commission’s website at www.commerce.wa.gov.au/building-commission/events-and-seminars or phone 1300 489 099.

Goldfields information sessions
Kalgoorlie, Date: Tuesday 22 March 2016 Venue: City of Kalgoorlie-Boulder

Esperance, Date: Wednesday 6 April 2016 Venue: Shire of Esperance

Morning session (9am–1pm): Building Code of Australia 2016 update (for builders, building surveyors, building designers and local government permit authorities) Cost $88

Afternoon session (1.45pm–3.15pm): Building Commission update (for anyone working in the building industry or interested in attending) Cost Free

END OF RELEASE

Media contact – Phone 6251 1335 or 0466 409 828 or email bcmedia@commerce.wa.gov.au

Wheatbelt briefed on building code changes

The Wheatbelt building industry will be briefed on imminent changes to the Building Code of Australia (BCA) at an information session run by the Building Commission in March.

Each year, the Australian Building Codes Board holds seminars in metropolitan Perth on changes to the BCA that come into effect on the 1 May. The Building Commission will again take this and other building-related information on the road this year and deliver it in nine regional locations, including Merredin on Wednesday 23 March 2016.

“The Building Commission is committed to ensuring that building industry stakeholders in regional WA have access to the same information as their metropolitan counterparts,” said Building Commissioner Peter Gow.

“Our regional roadshows are an effective way of achieving this and we encourage members of the Wheatbelt building industry to take this opportunity to meet with us face-to-face and hear about important changes affecting them and their industry.”

The session for builders, building surveyors, building designers and local government permit authorities will focus on changes to the BCA that will come into effect from 1 May 2016 and how the new technical standards can be applied. The session will also cover upcoming changes and proposed amendments to the Building Regulations 2012 in relation to bushfire, and swimming pool barriers. A registration fee applies.

Details and online registration is available on the Building Commission’s website at www.commerce.wa.gov.au/building-commission/events-and-seminars or phone 1300 489 099.

Merredin Building Code of Australia update (for builders, building surveyors, building designers and local government permit authorities)

Date: Wednesday 23 March 2016 Venue: Cummins Theatre, Tivoli Room

Time: 9am–1pm Cost $88

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Media contact – Phone 6251 1335 or 0466 409 828 or email bcmedia@commerce.wa.gov.au

Great Southern briefed on building code changes

The Great Southern building industry 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 in March.

Each year, the Australian Building Codes Board holds seminars in metropolitan Perth on changes to the BCA that come into effect on the 1 May. The Building Commission will again take this and other building-related information on the road this year and deliver it in nine regional locations, including Albany on Wednesday 30 March 2016.

“The Building Commission is committed to ensuring that building industry stakeholders in regional WA have access to the same information as their metropolitan counterparts,” said Building Commissioner Peter Gow.

“Our regional roadshows are an effective way of achieving this and we encourage members of the Great Southern building industry to take this opportunity to meet with us face-to-face and hear about important changes affecting them and their industry.”

A morning session for builders, building surveyors, building designers and local government permit authorities will focus on changes to the BCA that will come into effect from 1 May 2016 and how the new technical standards can be applied. The session will also cover upcoming changes and proposed amendments to the Building Regulations 2012 in relation to bushfire, and swimming pool barriers. A registration fee applies.

A free afternoon session will follow for people in the regions who would like to know more about the role and services provided by the Building Commission. This session would be highly relevant to people who work in the building industry such as builders, tradespeople and local government. Senior officers from the Building Commission’s compliance and licensing branches will provide an overview of current services, as well as what is planned to improve customer services, building information and records and the audit program. It will also include a status update on a number of policy initiatives and legislative reviews.

Details and online registration for both sessions are available on the Building Commission’s website at www.commerce.wa.gov.au/building-commission/events-and-seminars or phone 1300 489 099.

Great Southern information sessions
Date: Wednesday 30 March 2016 Venue: City of Albany, Civic Room

Morning session (9am–1pm): Building Code of Australia 2016 update (for builders, building surveyors, building designers and local government permit authorities) Cost $88

Afternoon session (1.45pm–3.15pm): Building Commission update (for anyone working in the building industry or interested in attending) Cost Free

END OF RELEASE

Media contact – Phone 6251 1335 or 0466 409 828 or email bcmedia@commerce.wa.gov.au

Pilbara briefed on building code changes

The Pilbara building industry 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 in April.

Each year, the Australian Building Codes Board holds seminars in metropolitan Perth on changes to the BCA that come into effect on the 1 May. The Building Commission will again take this and other building-related information on the road this year and deliver it in nine regional locations, including Karratha on Tuesday 12 April 2016.

“The Building Commission is committed to ensuring that building industry stakeholders in regional WA have access to the same information as their metropolitan counterparts,” said Building Commissioner Peter Gow.

“Our regional roadshows are an effective way of achieving this and we encourage members of the Pilbara building industry to take this opportunity to meet with us face-to-face and hear about important changes affecting them and their industry.”

A morning session for builders, building surveyors, building designers and local government permit authorities will focus on changes to the BCA that will come into effect from 1 May 2016 and how the new technical standards can be applied. The session will also cover upcoming changes and proposed amendments to the Building Regulations 2012 in relation to bushfire, and swimming pool barriers. A registration fee applies.

A free afternoon session will follow for people in the regions who would like to know more about the role and services provided by the Building Commission. This session would be highly relevant to people who work in the building industry such as builders, tradespeople and local government. Senior officers from the Building Commission’s compliance and licensing branches will provide an overview of current services, as well as what is planned to improve customer services, building information and records and the audit program. It will also include a status update on a number of policy initiatives and legislative reviews.

Details and online registration for both sessions are available on the Building Commission’s website at www.commerce.wa.gov.au/building-commission/events-and-seminars or phone 1300 489 099.

Pilbara information sessions
Date: Tuesday 12 March 2016 Venue: Welcome Lotteries House

Morning session (8.30am–12.30pm): Building Code of Australia 2016 update (for builders, building surveyors, building designers and local government permit authorities) Cost $88

Afternoon session (1.30pm–3.00pm): Building Commission update (for anyone working in the building industry or interested in attending) Cost Free

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Media contact – Phone 6251 1335 or 0466 409 828 or email bcmedia@commerce.wa.gov.au

Kimberley briefed on building code changes

The Kimberley building industry 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 in April.

Each year, the Australian Building Codes Board holds seminars in metropolitan Perth on changes to the BCA that come into effect on the 1 May. The Building Commission will again take this and other building-related information on the road this year and deliver it in nine regional locations, including Broome on Thursday 14 April 2016.

“The Building Commission is committed to ensuring that building industry stakeholders in regional WA have access to the same information as their metropolitan counterparts,” said Building Commissioner Peter Gow.

“Our regional roadshows are an effective way of achieving this and we encourage members of the Kimberley building industry to take this opportunity to meet with us face-to-face and hear about important changes affecting them and their industry.”

A morning session for builders, building surveyors, building designers and local government permit authorities will focus on changes to the BCA that will come into effect from 1 May 2016 and how the new technical standards can be applied. The session will also cover upcoming changes and proposed amendments to the Building Regulations 2012 in relation to bushfire, and swimming pool barriers. A registration fee applies.

A free afternoon session will follow for people in the regions who would like to know more about the role and services provided by the Building Commission. This session would be highly relevant to people who work in the building industry such as builders, tradespeople and local government. Senior officers from the Building Commission’s compliance and licensing branches will provide an overview of current services, as well as what is planned to improve customer services, building information and records and the audit program. It will also include a status update on a number of policy initiatives and legislative reviews.

Details and online registration for both sessions are available on the Building Commission’s website at www.commerce.wa.gov.au/building-commission/events-and-seminars or phone 1300 489 099.

Kimberley information sessions
Date: Thursday 14 April 2016 Venue: Mercure Welcome, Roebuck Room

Morning session (8.30am–12.30pm): Building Code of Australia 2016 update (for builders, building surveyors, building designers and local government permit authorities) Cost $88

Afternoon session (1.30pm–3.00pm): Building Commission update (for anyone working in the building industry or interested in attending) Cost Free

END OF RELEASE

Media contact – Phone 6251 1335 or 0466 409 828 or email bcmedia@commerce.wa.gov.au

Building Commission
Media release
01 Mar 2016

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