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 former 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:

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

View the Terms of Reference for the BCC Committee.

Strategic Plan

The BCC Committee Strategic Plan 2023-2025 was finalised in June 2023. The Strategic Plan 2023-2025 Summary sets out the activities and objectives for the BCC Committee under four strategic advice areas with the aim of promoting an environment that stimulates building activity, skills development, diversity and jobs growth. 


BCC Committee photos 2024
BCC Committee photos 2024, by mforrest
BCC Committee photo 2024

Mr Reg Howard-Smith is 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.  The Hon. Matthew Swinbourn MLC, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Industrial Relations represents the Minister. 

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
  • M Murray Thomas - 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 Kari Pnacek - UnionsWA
  • Ms Sandra Brewer - Property Council of Australia
  • Ms Sandra Lovaas - Lend Lease
  • Mr Carl Morgan - Multiplex
  • Ms Sally North – A/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 Energy, 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.


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.


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

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