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Building permits for swimming pools, spas, and their...

This fact sheet provides guidance on the requirement for building permits for swimming pools, spas, and their associated fences.

Guilty plea and safety warning after electric shock death...

Mr Buckle used internet videos and microwave parts to make an electrical art appliance A man was electrocuted near Katanning after touching the device ...

Residential building material and labour shortages

The current, Australia-wide shortage of building materials and skilled trades is impacting the residential construction industry in Western Australia. Supply...

General Inspection (Snapshot) Seven – Certificates of...

General Inspection Report Seven details the findings of the Building and Energy’s general inspection of Certificates of design compliance issued by building...

Repeat offender faces the heat over kitchen defects – Mal...

$27,500 fine for not complying with a Building Commissioner’s order 12 instances of faulty or unsatisfactory work at a Riverton kitchen renovation Previous...

Consultation – Building and Construction Industry ...

On 25 June 2021, the McGowan Government enacted its signature Building and Construction Industry (Security of Payment) Act 2021 (the Act) to improve payment...

Defects at eight homes cost WA builder and supervisor $40...

Many areas of non-compliant building work including roof safety issues Disciplinary matters referred to the State Administrative Tribunal $25,000 fine for...

Busselton build brings home lack of oversight – Jeremy...

Several defects found in construction of a two-storey house SAT mediation concludes with a $7,500 fine for lack of supervision Building company is now in...

Failure to fix faults leaves roofer in the red – Michael...

Roof restorer ignored Building Commissioner’s order to rectify defects in Falcon Matter went to trial due to claims of ‘reasonable excuse’ for non-compliance...

General Inspection (Snapshot) Report six – Waterproofing...

Building and Energy undertook a snapshot general inspection into waterproofing systems in wet areas in. The outcome of this is presented in GIR6. The...

Councils keep heads above water on pool barrier inspections

Local governments must inspect private pool safety barriers at least every four years 1.6% of WA pools were overdue for inspection at 30 June 2021 57% of...

Local government’s four yearly inspections of private...

Progress report on local government’s four yearly inspections of private swimming pool safety barriers 2020-21 This Report is the third annual report on the...

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