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Termites, often referred to as ‘white ants’, serve an important function in nature by feeding off dead trees and converting them into organic matter. Unfortunately for us, the wood in buildings and...
Building and Energy
Fact sheet
08 Aug 2019
The cost of building a house can be affected by the nature of the site. It is wise to investigate the suitability of the site before selecting a block of land. When choosing a block When selecting a...
Building and Energy
Fact sheet
08 Aug 2019
A guide for those entering into a contract for home building and associated works. When does the Home Building Contracts Act apply? The Home Building Contracts Act 1991 (the Act) regulates contracts...
Building and Energy
Fact sheet
08 Aug 2019
Residential building work contracts in Western Australia are governed by the Home Building Contracts Act 1991 (the Act). If residential building work valued over $20,000 is to be undertaken, the Act...
Building and Energy
Fact sheet
08 Aug 2019
Background to the review The Department of Mines Industry Regulation and Safety recently completed a combined review of legislation regulating motor vehicle dealers and repairers. Cabinet has...
Consumer Protection
Reports
08 Aug 2019
Is your plumber licensed? Only plumbers who hold appropriate licences issued by the Plumbers Licensing Board (the Board) can legally carry out regulated plumbing work (water supply, sanitary and...
Building and Energy
Fact sheet
08 Aug 2019
Who can obtain a restricted plumbing permit? Only licensed electrical workers and licensed gas fitters are eligible to obtain a restricted plumbing permit. Applicants for a restricted plumbing permit...
Building and Energy
Fact sheet
08 Aug 2019
New WAER 2015 for installation designs commenced after 1 January 2016.
Building and Energy
Technical standards
07 Aug 2019
Current Building and Energy fee schedule for electrical and gas licensing.
Building and Energy
Information
07 Aug 2019
The purpose of this industry bulletin is to remind industry that ground moisture must be considered in the design and construction of suspended concrete slabs of a building, to ensure the performance...
Building and Energy
Bulletin
05 Aug 2019
1 August 2019 In this issue: Housing Loan details when lodging bonds New! Information and resources regarding illegal drug activity in homes How mortgagee repossessions affect your tenants Housing...
Consumer Protection
Bulletin
02 Aug 2019
1 August 2019 In this issue: ​Tenancy challenges Mortgagee repossession Information and resources regarding illegal drug activity in homes Tenancy challenges: Mortgagee repossession Sometimes tenancy...
Consumer Protection
Bulletin
02 Aug 2019
Retirement villages bulletins provide topical information and reminders for retirement village industry. Have you subscribed to the bulletins? Keep up to date with the latest reminders, news and law...
Consumer Protection
Bulletin
01 Aug 2019
Law reform for retirement villages is underway Your feedback is being sought on proposed reforms to the retirement village laws in Western Australia. Over the last decade, residents and industry...
Consumer Protection
Bulletin
01 Aug 2019
As part of the implementation of the remote Aboriginal communities plumbing scheme, a commitment was given that a review of the scheme would be undertaken once it had been in place for at least...
Building and Energy
Consultations / public comment
01 Aug 2019
Significant changes to the Retirement Villages 1992 Act (RV Act) were put in place prior to 2016 as a result of the stage one review. Many of these changes focused on providing the consumer with more...
Consumer Protection
Consultations / public comment
01 Aug 2019
This technical note has been issued to provide information about regulated limitations on the use of plastic pipes in solar water heater installations. There are restrictions on the use of plastic...
Building and Energy
Technical standards
01 Aug 2019
This technical note has been developed to assist the plumbing industry in Western Australia to comply with the prescribed plumbing standards and requirements for thermal insulation of heated water...
Building and Energy
Technical standards
01 Aug 2019
From 8 April 2016 new roof-mounted evaporative coolers being installed on residential buildings that are located in a designated bush fire prone area must be fitted with non-combustible covers. It is...
Building and Energy
Fact sheet
31 Jul 2019
In Western Australia building work is required to comply with the requirements of the Building Code of Australia (BCA). The BCA is a performance based document that provides minimum technical...
Building and Energy
Fact sheet
31 Jul 2019
The McGowan Government has announced improvements to the bush fire policy framework including changes to the Map of Bush Fire Prone Areas for 19 inner metropolitan local governments (from Stirling to...
Building and Energy
Fact sheet
31 Jul 2019
The Western Australia guide to standards and tolerances 2019 (the Guide) has been developed for use by builders and building owners as a convenient reference for acceptable standards of workmanship...
Building and Energy
Guide / handbook
30 Jul 2019
Settlement industry bulletins provide topical information and reminders for agents. Have you subscribed to the bulletins? Keep up to date with the latest reminders, news and law updates. Subscribe...
Consumer Protection
Bulletin
30 Jul 2019
30 July 2019 Reminder – Financial audit year ended 30 June, deadline of 30 September 2019 approaching! All agents who hold a current triennial certificate and have held or received monies in trust...
Consumer Protection
Bulletin
30 Jul 2019

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