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The Building Commission on behalf of the Plumbers Licensing Board (the Board) recently undertook an investigation into compliance with the self-certification of plumbing work.
Building Commission
Department News
12 Sep 2014
In February 2014, the Plumbers Licensing Board (the Board), via the Building Commission, introduced a new audit process to complement its previous compliance monitoring activities.
Building Commission
Department News
12 Sep 2014
On 19 June 2013, the Hon Michael Mischin MLC, Minister for Commerce, announced an independent review of Western Australia’s plumbing regulation, to be conducted by ACIL Allen Consulting (ACIL Allen). The review examined the effectiveness of the current plumbing laws and made a number of recommendations for change aimed at putting in place a more modern and flexible regulatory framework for...
Building Commission
Department News
10 Sep 2014
Western Australian home and business owners are being urged to contact their builders or electrical contractors to determine the brand of electrical cabling installed in homes or business premises following a national safety recall of Infinity brand cables which don’t comply with Australian safety standards. The sub-standard cables, imported by Infinity Cable Co Pty Ltd (in liquidation), were...
Building Commission
Department News
29 Aug 2014
Western Australian home and business owners are being urged to contact their builders or electrical contractors to determine the brand of electrical cabling installed in homes or business premises following a national safety recall of Infinity brand cables which don’t comply with Australian safety standards. Energy Safety advises licensed electrical contractors who know or suspect they have...
Building Commission / Consumer Protection / EnergySafety / Corporate
Media release
27 Aug 2014
Gemmill Homes has been helping the Building Commission put its new risk-based auditing process for builders through its paces.
Building Commission
Department News
27 Aug 2014
The Building Commission Division of the Department of Commerce will be located at the Mason Bird Building in Cannington from 25 August 2014. We will be joining EnergySafety and WorkSafe at the Cannington building and are looking forward to providing you with a convenient and accessible ‘one stop’ location for a wide range of services. Limited services available on 22 and 25 August While the...
Building Commission
Department News
21 Aug 2014
Unregistered home renovation company Finishmyhome.com.au and its two directors Paul Edward Ovensand Allesandro Giuseppe Iovene have been ordered to pay fines and costs totalling $41,200 after being successfully prosecuted by the Building Commissioner for registration and contractual offences.
Building Commission
Media release
11 Aug 2014
Christopher John Brocklebank , trading as Perth Evaporative Air & Gas , has again failed to appear in court, this time to face two charges relating to a home building work contract entered into for the supply and installation of an air conditioning system at a Scarborough property in January 2013.
Building Commission
Media release
11 Aug 2014
Unregistered York builder Bruce Alistair Beaton , trading as Reliable Renovations & Construction , has been ordered to pay fines of $5,500 and costs of $900 after being successfully prosecuted by the Building Commissioner for registration and contractual offences.
Building Commission
Media release
11 Aug 2014
The Building Commission is developing a new risk-based auditing process for building surveyors.
Building Commission
Department News
30 Jul 2014
The Building Commission has sought ministerial approval to allow new applications for registration as a Building Surveying Practitioner Technician to be accepted beyond 2 April 2015.
Building Commission
Department News
30 Jul 2014
The Building Commission is aware of concerns about inconsistencies in star ratings being provided by house energy rating scheme assessors for the purpose of demonstrating compliance with the NCC energy efficiency requirements.
Building Commission
Department News
30 Jul 2014
The Australian Institute of Building Surveyors' 2014 WA Conference will be held at Joondalup Resort on 16 and 17 October.
Building Commission
Department News
30 Jul 2014
Former Geraldton building company DC Constructions (WA) Pty Ltd (Reg. BSC 13219) has been ordered by the Building Services Board to pay a fine of $1,500 to the Building Commissioner for negligent conduct.
Building Commission
Media release
28 Jul 2014
The Building Surveyors' News contains the latest news and information for building surveyors and their industry from Western Australia's Building Commission.
Building Commission
Department News
24 Jul 2014
We wish to draw your attention to a number of consultations being undertaken that are of relevance to the building industry.
Building Commission
Department News
24 Jul 2014
The project to review and redevelop the Building Surveying qualification framework commenced in September 2012. This CPC08 Construction, Plumbing and Services Training Package ‘continuous improvement’ project has been undertaken to meet the needs of individuals, enterprises and regulators. Following extensive stakeholder feedback received on the first draft qualifications and units disseminated...
Building Commission
Department News
21 Jul 2014
A.F.T. Group (WA) Pty Ltd’s sole director Mark Ainslie has been successfully prosecuted in the Perth Magistrates Court for fraudulently using his neighbour’s registration number and name to contract for and carry out building work.
Building Commission
Media release
08 Jul 2014
Builder Russell John Clarke (reg. S504) has been ordered by the State Administrative Tribunal to pay fines of $5,000 and costs of $700 for carrying out unauthorised building work on a heritage hotel in Kalgoorlie in May 2011.
Building Commission
Media release
08 Jul 2014
Housing companies and builders are being asked to complete a short 10 minute survey on prefabricated housing.
Building Commission
Department News
08 Jul 2014
A painter who committed contractual offences and continued to carry out painter work despite repeatedly allowing his registration to lapse has been fined in the Perth Magistrates Court.
Building Commission
Media release
04 Jul 2014
In 2013, the Building Commission and the Master Painters & Decorators Australia asked more than 3,000 Western Australian painters and decorators to complete a survey.
Building Commission
Department News
27 Jun 2014
The 4th Australian Lean Construction Conference will be held at the Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre from 12-14 August 2014. Hosted by the Lean Construction Institute of Western Australia in collaboration with RFID for Energy, Mining and Construction, the theme of the 2014 event will be “Smarter and Leaner Projects in Australia”. "The conference brings together global best practices from...
Building Commission
Event
23 Jun 2014
The Building Commissioner has issued a reminder to consumers to check a painter’s registration before engaging them to carry out painting work valued over $1,000.
Building Commission
Media release
16 Jun 2014

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