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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
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 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
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
Koondoola painter Trajce Punevski, currently trading as Gnangara Painting Services, has been successfully prosecuted by the Building Commissioner for carrying out painting without registration and using a cancelled registration number on his vehicle and business card. Punevski was found guilty of three charges at the Perth Magistrates Court on 6 December 2013 and ordered to pay fines of $5,000...
Building Commission
Media release
19 Dec 2013
Timothy John Bushe-Jones, trading as Bushewood Construction, has been successfully prosecuted by the Building Commissioner for failing to meet his responsibilities under a home building contract. Bushe-Jones was found guilty of two charges at the Perth Magistrates Court on 29 November 2013. He was ordered to pay fines of $950 and court costs of $1,161.15 and was given a spent conviction. The...
Building Commission
Department News
17 Dec 2013
Perth builder Antoun Garcia, trading as High Tech Construction, has been successfully prosecuted by the Building Commissioner for failing to meet his responsibilities under a home building contract. Garcia was found guilty of three charges at the Armadale Magistrates Court on 28 November 2013 and was ordered to pay fines of $12,000 and court costs of $621.15. He did not appear in court. The...
Building Commission
Department News
12 Dec 2013
Timothy John Bushe-Jones, trading as Bushewood Construction, has been successfully prosecuted by the Building Commissioner for failing to meet his responsibilities under a home building contract. Bushe-Jones was found guilty of two charges at the Perth Magistrates Court on 29 November 2013. He was ordered to pay fines of $950 and court costs of $1,161.15 and was given a spent conviction. The...
Building Commission
Media release
12 Dec 2013
The Building Commission recently brought together stakeholders from across the building and plumbing industries to look back at its past achievements and hear about its future directions. The Building the Industry 2013 presentation and sundowner was held at the Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre on 6 December 2013 and acted as the industry launch for the Commission’s Strategic Plan 2013-2016...
Building Commission
Department News
12 Dec 2013
Roleystone company Howe WA Pty Ltd and its director Stephen Howe, trading as Total Roof Care, have been successfully prosecuted by the Building Commissioner for failing to meet their responsibilities under a home building contract. Howe WA Pty Ltd was found guilty of four charges at the Armadale Magistrates Court on 28 November 2013 and was ordered to pay fines of $3,750 and costs of $351.15...
Building Commission
Media release
11 Dec 2013
Perth builder Antoun Garcia, trading as High Tech Construction, has been successfully prosecuted by the Building Commissioner for failing to meet his responsibilities under a home building contract. Garcia was found guilty of three charges at the Armadale Magistrates Court on 28 November 2013 and was ordered to pay fines of $12,000 and court costs of $621.15. He did not appear in court. The...
Building Commission
Media release
10 Dec 2013
New water laws, which look to transform the provision of water, sewerage, irrigation and drainage services in Western Australia, came into effect on Tuesday, 19 November 2013. While the new legislation, the Water Services Act 2012 and the Water Services Regulations 2013 (the Water Laws), specifically relates to water services providers, there are a number of amendments for those working in the...
Building Commission
Department News
29 Nov 2013
The Building Commission will introduce a number of enhancements to its existing compliance program in 2014, aimed at ensuring performance standards are being met and the licensing system works as intended. Many licensed plumbing contractors will have experienced a ‘compliance check’ from one of the Building Commission’s plumbing inspectors and in 2014, a compliance check of a contractor’s records...
Building Commission
Department News
28 Nov 2013
Building Commissioner Peter Gow says a new transitional arrangement with current providers of home indemnity insurance in Western Australia will mean that it is business as usual. The transitional arrangement gives the Government time to consider and consult on recommendations in the Economic Regulation Authority’s inquiry into Western Australia’s home indemnity insurance arrangements, which was...
Building Commission
Media release
29 Oct 2013

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