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Documents: Retention Trust Scheme - Retention Money Trust Accounting Guidelines This guidebook is written to assist current and future parties that are using, or will use, retention money as a method of performance security to understand their rights and obligations under the Retention Trust Scheme.
Templates and user guides
Documents: Small construction work contract This contract is to assist building service contractors registered under the Building Services (Registration) Act 2011 (WA) in meeting their legal obligations under section 13 of the Building and Construction Industry (Security of Payment) Act 2021 (WA)...
Templates and user guides
This section contacts safety performance snapshots for general industries. Health and safety snapshots Asbestos 2022-23
Safety statistics
Building your new home is an exciting time but such a big investment can be daunting. This video guidance has been produced to outline the most important things for you consider, ensuring that you’re aware of your rights and responsibilities at each stage of the build. By knowing what to expect and...
Building or renovating your home
Building your new home is an exciting time but such a big investment can be daunting. This video guidance has been produced to outline the most important things for you consider, ensuring that you’re aware of your rights and responsibilities at each stage of the build. By knowing what to expect and...
Building or renovating your home
The graph below shows the number of registered building contracting companies which became insolvent in WA since 2017–18 as well as the broader construction data captured by the Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC). ASIC data includes a broad range of industries that are...
Building a home in challenging times
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Commencement and transition From 1 July 2024, new laws in WA will require building engineers to be registered by the Building Services Board (the Board) to carry out, or contract with consumers to carry out, building engineering work in the State. Registration...
Building engineers
Archived advisory notes, industry newletters and bulletins from the Building Commission and Energy Safety (now Building and Energy). Local government advisory notes Building advisory note 24 – Alterations and additions, extension of transition period for energy efficiency Building advisory note 23...
Newsletters and bulletins
A complete list of building industry bulletins published for the building services and plumbing industries. Plumbing Industry Bulletin 160 - Plumbing regulation reforms effective immediately Industry Bulletin 149 – Heated water delivery temperature requirements Industry Bulletin 148 – Changes to...
Newsletters and bulletins
Building and Energy provides an avenue for both consumers and builders to resolve disputes relating to workmanship and contractual issues in connection with a regulated building service or home building work contract. An animated has been produced to provide detailed information on the dispute...
Building complaints

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Publications

Application for Approval of Building Engineers’ Registration Assessment and CPD Schemes
Building and Energy
Form – application
15 Feb 2024
The 2024 code of conduct for registered building engineers
Building and Energy
Code of conduct
15 Feb 2024
After three years, to renew a building engineering practitioner registration, you must have completed the required hours of continuing professional development, in accordance with the Registered...
Building and Energy
Guide / handbook
15 Feb 2024
Industry Bulletin 159 has been issued to inform industry stakeholders that Building and Energy’s Enforcement Branch is initiating a compliance program to coincide with the commencement of the final...
Building and Energy
Bulletin
02 Feb 2024
An overview of building disputes for the month of December 2023.
Building and Energy
Reports
22 Jan 2024
An overview of building disputes for the month of November 2023.
Building and Energy
Reports
22 Dec 2023
Building and Energy is seeking feedback on a draft ‘Management and supervision’ policy that will apply to registered engineers in Western Australia. Registered building engineering contractors will...
Building and Energy
Consultations / public comment
30 Nov 2023
An overview of building disputes for the month of October 2023.
Building and Energy
Reports
17 Nov 2023

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Announcements

Media statement from Commerce Minister Sue Ellery Final stage of improved protections for building and construction subcontractors now in effect Landmark reforms to ensure timely payments across the contracting chain Three-year project delivered new legislation, a retention trust scheme, fairer contracting practices and strengthened regulatory powers The Cook Government has delivered on its...
Building and Energy
Media release
01 Feb 2024
Building and Energy is advising property owners affected by the liquidation of FTD Construction Pty Ltd to contact their home indemnity insurance (HII) provider, QBE Insurance, if they have not already done so. The Perth building company appointed liquidators yesterday (29 January 2024). In September 2023, the Building Services Board refused to renew the building contractor registration of FTD...
Building and Energy
Media release
30 Jan 2024
Media statement from Commerce Minister Sue Ellery Most significant reforms to Western Australia's building laws in over a decade Initial focus on improvements to design and construction of high-rise buildings, including apartments Strengthened laws to protect consumers and ensure a high-quality construction The Cook Government has announced landmark reforms to the State's building laws and will...
Building and Energy
Media release
20 Dec 2023
Former building contractor Lordz Pty Ltd (BC100934; cancelled) and its director Peter Lord have been fined for undertaking building services while unregistered. There was no appearance by Mr Lord or the company at Midland Magistrate Court on 11 December 2023 following prosecution by Building and Energy. They were convicted in their absence of two offences under the Building Services (Registration...
Building and Energy
Media release
22 Dec 2023
Failure to fix a defective driveway has cost a Rockingham concrete business and its directors $16,000 in fines, following prosecution by WA’s building regulator. Building and Energy’s case against Decorative Concrete Specialists Pty Ltd and directors Gerard Zomer and Paula Seager concluded at Rockingham Magistrates Court. The company and Mr Zomer did not appear and were convicted in their absence...
Building and Energy
Media release
13 Dec 2023
Incorrect identification of floors as mezzanines rather than storeys Inadequate fire safety measures for the building’s actual effective height Building surveyors’ employer at the time is deregistered WA’s Building Services Board has cautioned and fined two building surveyors for misleading conduct in connection with a Scarborough apartment development. The Board found registered building...
Building and Energy
Media release
28 Nov 2023
The Building Services Board has refused to renew the building contractor registration of Boston Keys Pty Ltd (BC103204) on financial grounds. After reviewing Boston Keys’ application for registration renewal, the Board was not satisfied that the company met the financial requirements set out in the Building Services (Registration) Act 2011 . The Board’s decision enables home owners with...
Building and Energy
Media release
16 Oct 2023
Building work undertaken without the required permit, insurance or supervisor Five properties in Perth’s north-eastern suburbs Director fined and company now in liquidation The former director of a now-defunct Perth building company has been ordered to pay $25,000 in fines and costs for unauthorised work and inadequate oversight of five building projects. On 8 September 2023, the State...
Building and Energy
Media release
05 Oct 2023
Building industry participants in regional WA are invited to free information seminars this month, presented by the State Government’s building regulator. Topics at the Building and Energy events include determination of wind classifications and residential timber framing audit findings. There will also be an update on the National Construction Code’s (NCC) 2022 edition and guidance on...
Building and Energy
Media release
04 Oct 2023
On 12 September 2023, the Building Services Board (the Board) determined to refuse to renew the building contractor registration of FTD Construction Pty Ltd (BC101942). After receiving advice from Building and Energy following its investigation into FTD (also known as Fulfill The Dream), the Board was not satisfied that the company met the financial requirements for registration or that it had...
Building and Energy
Media release
19 Sep 2023

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