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The National Energy Efficient Buildings Project (NEEBP) is working to improve energy efficiency in new buildings, renovations and additions, on behalf of the Commonwealth, state and territory governments.
Building and Energy
Department News
07 Apr 2015
The Fire and Emergency Services Amendment Bill 2014 ('the FES Bill'), which was recently introduced into Parliament, creates a head of power in the Fire and Emergency Services Act 1998 to allow the Fire and Emergency Services ('FES') Commissioner to make orders designating areas of the State as bushfire-prone.
Building and Energy
Department News
07 Apr 2015
Commerce Minister Michael Mischin has announced a package of regulatory reforms to help Western Australia’s building and plumbing industries save money and work more efficiently.
Building and Energy
Department News
31 Mar 2015
Beckenham licensed plumbing tradesperson Stephen William Jacobs (TL2525) has been ordered by the State Administrative Tribunal to pay fines of $800 and costs of $400 as a result of disciplinary action initiated by the Plumbers Licensing Board (PLB).
Building and Energy
Media release
27 Mar 2015
Energy Safety has issued additional safety precautions for the type of high voltage (HV) switches involved in the 3 February Morley Galleria Shopping Centre explosion. The first Order pertained to only Long & Crawford Manchester switchgear. Energy Safety has now extended the Order to all HV oil-insulated combined-fuse switches. Announcing this today, the Director of Energy Safety, Ken Bowron...
Building and Energy
Media release
24 Mar 2015
Update 7 October 2019 : This warning is now out-of-date because the six listed models of gas cookers are compliant. While there are no issues with current models and it is unlikely people would still have the ones subject to a recall in 2015, anyone who does have an older version (pre March 2015) of any of the six listed models would still need to heed the warning. Please note, restrictions put...
Building and Energy / Consumer Protection
Media release
20 Mar 2015
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 and Energy
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 and Energy
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 and Energy
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 and Energy
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 and Energy
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 and Energy
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 and Energy
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 and Energy
Media release
17 Feb 2015
Energy Safety has imposed new safety precautions for the type of high voltage (HV) switches involved in the 3 February Morley Galleria Shopping Centre explosion. The HV oil-insulated combined-fuse switches produced by Long & Crawford Manchester must be completely disconnected from the electricity supply before any person may open the switch’s lid. Announcing this today the Director of Energy...
Building and Energy
Media release
13 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 and Energy
Alert
13 Feb 2015
A Bunbury electrical contracting business and one of its employees have been fined a total of $44,800 over the 2013 electrocution of an 18-year-old trades assistant in the roof space of a home in East Bunbury. JCW Electrical Pty Ltd pleaded guilty to failing to provide and maintain a safe workplace and was fined $38,000 in the Bunbury Magistrates Court today. Licensed electrician Dale Francis...
Building and Energy / WorkSafe
Media release
06 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 and Energy
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 and Energy
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 and Energy
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 and Energy
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 and Energy
Media release
16 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 and Energy
Media release
13 Jan 2015
The Building Services (Registration) Regulations 2011 (the Regulations) provide for the registration of building service providers, including building surveyors.
Building and Energy
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 and Energy
Department News
13 Jan 2015

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