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A product recall has been issued for the Companion COMP243 and Adventuridge 41480 portable camping butane heater. The portable camping heater is designed for outdoor use only and requires a disposable 220G Butane Gas Cartridge for operation. The Companion COMP243 was available in various camping stores from 01.03.2015. The Adventuridge 41480 was available for sale in ALDI Stores from 21.03.2015...
Building and Energy
Alert
19 Nov 2015
From 1 November 2015 Great Lakes Australia (GLA) commenced issuing Home Indemnity Insurance (HII) Policies via their agent Residential Builders Underwriting Agency (RBUA) with all Calliden HII Policies transferred over to GLA via a Scheme of Arrangement. All Western Australian HII policies are now issued by either RBUA or QBE Insurance. Further information on HII can be found on the Home...
Building and Energy
Department News
17 Nov 2015
Red tape reforms set to save West Australians at least $150 million during the next five years have been revealed in the State's inaugural Red Tape Reduction Report Card.
Building and Energy
Department News
17 Nov 2015
A product safety recall has been issued for the 'Jumbuck' 6 burner solid hotplate barbecue, model number BG1507B6 Item number 3171031. Batch numbers are labelled on the side of the unit, numbers are 1516, 1518, 1522, 1525, 1529. The barbecues have been sold nationally at Bunnings Warehouses since June 2015 (Price: $299.00). In isolated cases, the burners may not align correctly with the gas...
Building and Energy
Alert
05 Nov 2015
To strengthen its underwriting of home indemnity insurance the Western Australian Government will raise premiums by 18 per cent from 1 January 2016.
Building and Energy
Department News
30 Oct 2015
The October 2015 edition of Painters' News contains the latest news for the painting industry from Western Australia's Building Commission. Painters' News edition 1/2015 – October 2015
Building and Energy
Department News
14 Oct 2015
The AS/NZS 5601 drafts for comment have been released. The following draft amendments are available to download from the Standards Australia website : DR AS/NZS 5601.1:2013 Amd 2:2015 Gas Installations - General installations; and DR AS/NZS 5601.2:2013 Amd 1:2015 Gas Installations - LP Gas installations in caravans. The public comment period closes on 19 October 2015. Comments can be submitted...
Building and Energy
Department News
18 Aug 2015
The Asbestos Safety and Eradication Agency (ASEA) has told a recent Senate inquiry into non-conforming building products that a wide range of imported goods and materials used in the building industry has been found to contain asbestos. Last year, cement compound board imported into the Australian Capital Territory from China was found to contain chrysotile asbestos and in New South Wales an...
Building and Energy
Department News
18 Aug 2015
Information sessions on accreditation and training for Level 1 BAL Assessors are to be held on Friday 14 August 2015 in Perth and Bunbury.
Building and Energy
Department News
31 Jul 2015
On 1 August 2015 the Plumbers Licensing Board will amend the way in which plumbers must give notice that drainage plumbing work is ready to be inspected.
Building and Energy
Department News
31 Jul 2015
On 1 July 2015 Standards Australia published new 2015 versions of AS/NZS 3500, Part 1 Water services and Part 2 Sanitary plumbing and drainage. As of 1 May 2015 the Plumbing Code of Australia (PCA) is the primary document that sets the plumbing standards in Western Australia and the AS/NZS 3500:2003, Parts 1, 2 and 4 are called up as Deemed-to-Satisfy referenced documents in the PCA. It should be...
Building and Energy
Department News
30 Jul 2015
Engineers Australia is hosting a free student night as part of Australian Engineering Week 2015.
Building and Energy
Department News
15 Jul 2015
Working on or near energised electrical equipment (live work) is the leading cause of burns, shocks, serious accidents and fatalities for electricians. Energy Safety ’s Code of Practice for persons working on or near energised electrical installations sets out guidelines issued under the authority of Section 33AA of the Electricity Act 1945 (WA). WorkCover NSW has recently released an electrical...
Building and Energy
Department News
16 Jun 2015
Capital Works Constructions Pty Ltd trading as Freelife Homes went into voluntary administration on 7 May 2015. This has triggered an eligibility to claim on home indemnity insurance. The insurer for Freelife is QBE.
Building and Energy
Department News
10 Jun 2015
The latest edition of Builders' News is now available for viewing on the Building Commission website.
Building and Energy
Department News
21 May 2015
As a building service provider, you are required to renew your registration. The Building Commission’s registration renewal process ensures building service providers continue to meet the requirements of registration and also provides a mechanism for those no longer wishing to be registered to allow their registration to expire. If you wish to maintain your registration, you need to renew on time.
Building and Energy
Department News
11 May 2015
On 7 May 2015 building company Capital Works Constructions Pty Ltd, trading as Freelife Homes, appointed Jason Tracey and Gary Doran of Deloitte as Joint Voluntary Administrators of the company.
Building and Energy
Department News
08 May 2015
As previously advised the Minister for Commerce Michael Mischin MLC announced an increase to the Building Services Levy (BSL). The new BSL fees (outlined below) have now been gazetted and will come into effect on 1 July 2015 . Application types Building Services Levy Over $45,000 $45,000 or less Building permit or demolition permit 0.137% of the value of the work $61.65 Occupancy permit or...
Building and Energy
Department News
06 May 2015
The Building Commission conducted a survey of home owners, local governments and builders in February and March 2015 to review the requirement for owners to sign a building permit application form. These stakeholders were surveyed on: Their awareness of the current exemption; The requirement for owners to give consent to a building permit application form being submitted to the local government;...
Building and Energy
Department News
28 Apr 2015
On 15 April 2015, Benchmark Designer Homes Pty Ltd went into external administration, which meets the definition of insolvency under the Home Building Contracts Act 1991 and therefore will trigger home indemnity insurance for affected home owners.
Building and Energy
Department News
16 Apr 2015
The National Construction Code 2015 (NCC) is provided as a preview of requirements that will be adopted on 1 May 2015 and it's now available online for FREE!
Building and Energy
Department News
13 Apr 2015
Presented by James Bertram, coordinator of Building Commons, an industry-led research and development group, this workshop will: explain how the shift to BCA 2015 (6 Star) will affect energy efficiency compliance for alterations and additions; and demonstrate how to use the accompanying resources for calculating and reporting compliance.
Building and Energy
Department News
13 Apr 2015
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
The Australasian Fire and Emergency Service Authorities Council (AFAC) is hosting a seminar on the challenges of a multi-storey high rise residential fire. During this seminar Chief Officer David Youssef of the Metropolitan Fire and Emergency Services Board, Victoria (MFB) will explore the challenges of a multi-storey high rise residential fire based on learnings from a structure fire that...
Building and Energy
Department News
07 Apr 2015

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