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The Building Commission has met with manufacturers and installers of metal roofing products to discuss ways of improving the method of flashing to the high side of the roof penetration.
Building Commission
Department News
11 Jun 2014
A key piece of legislation that supports security of payment in Western Australia’s building and construction industry will be reviewed this year. Building Commissioner Peter Gow today announced that Professor Philip Evans of Curtin University has been appointed to review the Construction Contracts Act 2004 . “The Construction Contracts Act is part of a suite of new building legislation...
Building Commission
Media release
10 Jun 2014
New caravan parks and camping grounds legislation is being developed to replace the Caravan Parks and Camping Grounds Act 1995 (the Act).
Building Commission
Department News
06 Jun 2014
Federal and state ministers have agreed to significant building regulation reforms to the National Construction Code (NCC).
Building Commission
Department News
04 Jun 2014
We wish to draw your attention to consultations being undertaken that are of relevance to the building industry. We have provided links to the consultation information below. As these reviews and subsequent consultations are not being carried out by the Building Commission, you will need to direct any submissions or questions to the relevant agency. Details of how to make a submission are...
Building Commission
Department News
29 May 2014
Planning Minister John Day recently announced that the State Government had approved measures that would see the bushfire construction requirements of the Building Code of Australia, which includes deemed-to-satisfy compliance with Australian Standard AS 3959, apply from 1 May 2015.
Building Commission
Department News
29 May 2014
The State Administrative Tribunal has suspended Western Australian plumber Jason Wayne Walker’s (PL6489) plumbing contractor licence.
Building Commission
Media release
21 May 2014
With the use of white set plaster continuing to grow in Western Australia, so too are the number of complaints to the Building Commission by consumers concerned about paint peeling off damaged areas of plaster. Increasingly, the issue is being found to be with the plaster rather than the painting work. A working group has been formed to tackle this industry-wide problem. Convened by the Master...
Building Commission
Department News
19 May 2014
Please note: The comment period for this proposal has now closed. This page has been retained for archiving purposes. Members of the plumbing industry are invited to comment on a proposal that would see provisional licences offered to overseas qualified plumbers working in Western Australia. Only licensed persons can perform plumbing work in WA, which places a requirement on people from overseas...
Building Commission
Department News
14 May 2014
West Perth builder John Joseph Dryka (reg. 3997) has been ordered by the State Administrative Tribunal to pay fines of $10,000 and costs of $2,000 for misleading conduct under the Building Services (Registration) Act 2011. In proceedings initiated by the Building Services Board and finalised on 31 March 2014, the builder was found to have misled the City of Stirling and an insurer as to the...
Building Commission
Media release
08 May 2014
Geraldton building company Will-Construct Pty Ltd (reg. 9985) and its director Peter William Willoughby (reg. 7710) have been ordered by the Building Services Board to pay a total of $10,000 to the Building Commissioner for misleading conduct. The company admitted to misleading the City of Geraldton as to who the builder was on building licence applications relating to commercial sheds on three...
Building Commission
Media release
05 May 2014
Changes to smoke alarm requirements for new residential buildings that are due to come into effect on 1 May 2014 are no cause for alarm, says Building Commissioner Peter Gow, who has confirmed that a one-year transition period will apply in Western Australia. The 2014 edition of the Building Code of Australia (BCA) will require interconnection of smoke alarms where more than one alarm is required...
Building Commission
Media release
29 Apr 2014
The Building Amendment Regulations 2014 (the Amendment Regulations) were published in the Government Gazette on 24 April 2014 and came into operation on 25 April 2014. The Amendment Regulations are outlined in Industry Bulletin 039 .
Building Commission
Department News
29 Apr 2014
A Scarborough paving company and its Director have been ordered to pay a total of $20,000 in penalties after admitting to falsely advertising that the business was a member of the Master Builders Association (MBA). Realgold Corporation Pty Ltd, trading as Repave Spay-On Paving, and its sole Director Peter Vukmirovic were each ordered to pay a penalty of $10,000 by the District Court on 24 April...
Building Commission
Department News
29 Apr 2014
The implementation of Western Australia’s new building laws was the first step towards moving our state towards a risk-based system of building regulation.
Building Commission
Department News
15 Apr 2014
Kalamunda building company Heritage Homes (WA) Pty Ltd (reg. 9081) and its director Paul Vincent Monkhouse (reg. 3967) have been ordered by the Building Services Board to pay a total of $3,500 to the Building Commissioner for negligent conduct under the Building Services (Registration) Act 2011 . The company was found to have failed to reduce to writing 41 variations to a home building work...
Building Commission
Media release
14 Apr 2014
Directors of former Darlington-based company Mount Tamborine Property Services Pty Ltd have been ordered to pay fines, court costs and compensation totalling around $111,000 for an array of building offences. Ernest Jackson and Corinne Evangeline Jackson were successfully prosecuted by the Building Commission through proceedings that began at the Midland Magistrates Court in December 2012 and...
Building Commission
Media release
31 Mar 2014
A summary of submissions received on the discussion paper ‘Alternative Plumbing Solutions in Western Australia’ is now available for viewing.
Building Commission
Department News
13 Mar 2014
Please note: The feedback period detailed in this news item has closed. This page has been retained for archiving purposes. The Construction & Property Services Industry Skills Council (CPSISC) is seeking feedback on first draft qualifications and new units of competency as part of its review of the CPC08 building surveying qualifications. The first draft qualifications and new units of...
Building Commission
Department News
13 Mar 2014
Tuesday 11 March is World Plumbing Day! Initiated by the World Plumbing Council and celebrated annually, this international event raises awareness of the important role of the plumbing industry in protecting public health and safety, and the environment. The availability of clean drinking water and basic sanitation is something that affects us all, and our Australian lifestyles would be very...
Building Commission
Department News
11 Mar 2014
Please note: Some of the information contained in this news item has now expired. This page has been retained for archiving purposes. The Building Commission's Smoke alarm laws fact sheet now provides information on a new interconnection requirement for mains-powered residential smoke alarms. The new interconnection requirement affects: people involved in transferring ownership of their homes;...
Building Commission
Department News
06 Mar 2014
Following recent bushfires in Western Australia, the Building Commission would like to remind people of the availability of the publication ‘ Building for better protection in bushfire areas ’. The publication provides guidance to homeowners who are building or renovating their home in a bushfire prone area. It covers the regulated construction requirements and building standards for new homes...
Building Commission
Department News
04 Mar 2014
Please note: The workshops mentioned in this news item have now passed. This page has been retained for archiving purposes. The Australian Building Codes Board will be conducting two seminars in Perth on upcoming changes to the Building Code of Australia (BCA) for 2014. Please note that at this time, the Building Commission will not be conducting associated regional seminars.
Building Commission
Department News
13 Feb 2014
In June 2013, the State Government announced that an independent review of Western Australia’s plumbing regulations would be undertaken by ACIL Allen Consulting. The consultant’s final report , which was informed through consultation with the WA plumbing industry, is now available.
Building Commission
Department News
13 Feb 2014
Should you open or close your house to keep cool in a heatwave? Senior Research Fellow at Queensland University of Technology, Wendy Miller, covers this hot topic in her article How to keep your house cool in a heatwave on The Conversation website. Wendy then explains how the design and construction of a home has a bearing on its inside temperature and can even eliminate the desire for an air...
Building Commission
Department News
16 Jan 2014

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