Western Australian Building and Construction Consultative Committee

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The Western Australian Building and Construction Consultative Committee (BCC Committee) was established in June 2022. The Minister for Industrial Relations, Bill Johnston MLA announced the establishment of the BCC Committee on 14 June 2022 – view the media statement

The role of the BCC Committee is to provide a forum for a high level dialogue between the State Government, employers, representative associations and unions on significant issues in the commercial construction sector. This role is advisory only and the BCC Committee does not have a role in any dispute resolution or formal adjudication processes established under building industry legislation.

The objectives of the BCC Committee are:

  1. consulting on and advising the Minister for Industrial Relations on issues of industrial relations, safety, diversity and workforce management;
  2. consulting on and advising the Minister for Industrial Relations on economic issues relating to the building industry; and
  3. promoting an environment that will stimulate building activity, skills development and jobs growth.

View the Terms of Reference for the BCC Committee.

Members 

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BCC Committee photos July 2022 02, by mforrest
BCC Committee photo July 2022

Mr Reg Howard-Smith has been appointed as the independent Chair of the BCC Committee. Mr Howard-Smith is the current Chair of the Construction Industry Training Fund and the recent past Chair of the Waste Authority of Western Australia.

Other members of the BCC Committee and their nominating organisations are:

  • Mr Paul Hurwitz - Air Conditioning and Mechanical Contractors' Association
  • Mr Daniel Perkins - Master Builders Western Australia
  • Ms Kyla Jones - Master Plumbers and Gasfitters Association of WA
  • Mr Carl Copeland - National Electrical and Communications Association, WA Chapter
  • Mr Peter Carter - Electrical Trades Union
  • Mr Michael (Mick) Buchan - CFMEU - Construction and General WA
  • Mr Brian Bintley - Plumbing and Pipe Trades Employees Union
  • Ms Lisa Judge - UnionsWA
  • Ms Sandra Brewer - Property Council of Australia
  • Ms Sandra Lovaas - Lend Lease
  • Ms Richelle Cuthbertson - Multiplex
  • Mr Darren Kavanagh - WorkSafe Commissioner
  • Mr Damien Martin - Department of Planning, Lands and Heritage
  • Ms Jodie Wallace - Department of Training and Workforce Development

Members are appointed to the BCC Committee for a term of two years.

Secretariat support is provided by the Private Sector Labour Relations division at the Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety.

BCC Committee Meeting Outcomes

Meetings of the BCC Committee are held on a quarterly basis. The key outcomes statement from each BCC Committee meeting will be published on this page.

Governance

The BCC Committee operates in the public sector environment and adheres to the required standards of accountability, governance, management, policy development and service delivery.

Members of the BCC Committee are required to adhere to a Code of Conduct.

Contact

If you require any information regarding the BCC Committee please contact bcc.committee@dmirs.wa.gov.au.

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