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Wednesday 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.
Building Commission
Department News
11 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Future online editions, commencing with the 2015 National Construction Code (NCC), will be freely available to registered users, commencing with access to a free preview of NCC 2015 (both online and in PDF) prior to its adoption date of 1 May 2015. From 1 February 2015, users are able to access NCC 2015 which includes: Volume One (Building Code of Australia for Class 2 to Class 9 Buildings);...
Building Commission
Department News
30 Jan 2015
Western Australians will continue to have the option to register as one of the three levels of building surveying practitioners – level 1, level 2 or technicians – for the foreseeable future.
Building Commission
Media release
28 Jan 2015
Darlington man Rupert Heath Sherrier John, trading as Darlington Painting Services, has been successfully prosecuted by the Building Commissioner for registration offences.
Building Commission
Media release
16 Jan 2015
The Building Services (Registration) Regulations 2011 (the Regulations) provide for the registration of building service providers, including building surveyors.
Building Commission
Department News
13 Jan 2015
If you undertake alterations and additions, then you will need to know how to use the WA Alterations & Additions Protocol (Protocol), a new option for meeting the energy efficiency requirements.
Building Commission
Department News
13 Jan 2015
Unregistered painter Daniel James Arthur Lewis, of Myaree and trading as Danny Lewis Painting, has been successfully prosecuted by the Building Commissioner for holding out or implying that he was a registered painting contractor when he was not.
Building Commission
Media release
13 Jan 2015
The Building Commissioner is reminding consumers to check a painter’s registration before engaging them to carry out painting work valued over $1,000 or risk being ripped off.
Building Commission
Media release
13 Jan 2015
The Building Commission has received several calls regarding a report that aired on Channel 7’s Today Tonight program on 11 December 2014. At the conclusion of the report, which looked at the “problems, dangers and hidden costs of home renovations”, the program’s host stated that “as of next year, you’ll no longer need council approval for swimming pools, patios and granny flats”. This...
Building Commission
Department News
19 Dec 2014
The December 2014 edition of Plumbers' News contains the latest news for the plumbing industry from Western Australia's Building Commission. Plumbers' News edition 2/2014 – December 2014
Building Commission
Department News
19 Dec 2014
A Yanchep man who made false claims in order to obtain employment as a level 2 building surveyor has been ordered to pay fines and costs totalling $5,891.90 for offences under the Building Services (Registration) Act 2011 .
Building Commission
Media release
17 Dec 2014
Connolly man Brendon Anthony Gorman , trading as Instyle Flooring , has been successfully prosecuted by the Building Commissioner for contractual offences he committed in July 2011 in relation to decking work at an Ellenbrook property.
Building Commission
Media release
16 Dec 2014
Users can now pre-register for free access to the 2015 edition of the NCC as it becomes available online and as a PDF from 1 February 2015 via the home page of the Australian Building Codes Board website www.abcb.gov.au .
Building Commission
Department News
16 Dec 2014
The State Government has announced reforms to the building approvals process for single residential housing which will reduce time delays, giving owners and builders greater certainty that planning and building requirements will be met.
Building Commission
Media release
25 Nov 2014
Reforms to the building approvals process for single residential housing will reduce time delays, giving owners and builders greater certainty about when building work can start.
Building Commission
Department News
10 Nov 2014

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