WA builder denied registration

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Wangara builder Jeffrey West (reg. BP101011 & BC100818), the sole trader of Kameleon Homes, no longer holds a builder registration in Western Australia.

At its August 2016 meeting, the Building Services Board approved Mr West’s request to voluntarily cancel his contractor registration but refused his application to renew his building practitioner registration.

The Board’s refusal to renew Mr West’s building practitioner registration was on the grounds that it was not satisfied that he met the legislative requirements to maintain registration in Western Australia.

The Board also considered a Building Commission investigation into Mr West’s conduct and resolved to pursue disciplinary action against him through the State Administrative Tribunal (SAT). The Building Commission is unable to provide specific details of its investigation or the disciplinary action being pursued against Mr West in the SAT at this time.

“The Building Services Board does not make a decision to refuse the renewal of a builder’s registration lightly and the protection of consumers who engage builders’ services is paramount,” Building Commissioner Peter Gow said.

“In considering the Building Commission’s investigation into Mr West’s conduct, the Board could not be satisfied that he met the requirements to be a registered builder and that consumer interests would be adequately protected if his registration was renewed.

“Consumers should avoid engaging Mr West’s services for building work that requires a registered builder.”

The registration status of a builder can be ascertained by viewing the register at www.commerce.wa.gov.au/buildersearch.

“Registered builders are reminded that it is the Building Commissioner’s role to monitor and regulate the building industry and there are obligations and responsibilities they must continue to meet to retain their registration,” Mr Gow said.

“The Building Commission will continue to hold to account and name builders who put consumer interests and the integrity of the building industry at risk.”

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