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The Dividing Fences Act 1961 (the Act) combines with local government by-laws to regulate the erection and maintenance of dividing fences in Western Australia. The Act provides a process for sharing costs between neighbours, the determination of boundaries and a mechanism for courts to deal with...
Dividing fences
Due to COVID-19, Building and Energy is unable to receive building service or home building work contract complaints lodged in person or by post. All complaints must be lodged using the online complaint form until further notice: https://forms.commerce.wa.gov.au/building-commission/complaint...
Building service and home building contract complaints
The board advises the Minister and the Building Commissioner about matters relating to the Building Services (Registration) Act.
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Boards and committees: Building Services Board Plumbers Licensing Board Plumbing Industry Reference Group (PIRG), a committee of the Plumbers Licensing Board hosted by Building and Energy 6 Star Committee
Boards and committees
Building regulation Through a range of regulation reforms, Building and Energy has delivered the most significant transformation of Western Australian building laws in over 50 years. Architects Act 2004 The Architects Act 2004 provides for the effective registration of architects in WA. It...
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Areas for consideration by the second Building Summit in August, 2016.
Building and Energy
Advisory note
01 Nov 2016
An interim report on the discovery of asbestos within imported atrium roof panel products used in the construction of the new Perth Children’s Hospital.
Building and Energy
Reports
13 Sep 2016
The Building Commission is carrying out an independent audit of the Perth Children’s Hospital and other Western Australian buildings containing products supplied by Yuanda Australia Pty Ltd. The...
Building and Energy
Fact sheet
13 Sep 2016
In July 2016 asbestos was found in composite roof panels at the new Perth Children’s Hospital. The roof panels were imported from China and classified as “asbestos free”, but testing by a National...
WorkSafe
Alert
26 Jul 2018
When building or renovating your home, it is essential that you understand the terms and conditions of your home building contract and what may be agreed as a progress payment schedule for the...
Building and Energy
Fact sheet
24 Oct 2016
Building and Energy
Form – notification
14 Jul 2016
On Wednesday 1 June 2016, the WorkSafe Western Australia Commissioner released the Discussion Paper - Work Health and Safety Regulations for Western Australia (the discussion paper) for public...
WorkSafe
Information
19 Jul 2016

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Residential building work over $20,000 must be covered by home indemnity insurance (HII) which protects owners against the risk of losing the deposit or other financial loss if the builder cannot complete the work or meet a valid claim for faulty or unsatisfactory building work because of a ‘relevant circumstance’ exists in relation to the builder. A relevant circumstance can occur if: the...
Building and Energy
Department News
22 May 2017
The April 2017 edition of Building Commission News is out now. Read the Building Commission News Edition 1/2017 – April 2017 The newsletter features articles on regulatory matters, electronic enablement initiatives, industry updates, events, and links to new publications . If you didn't receive a copy of the newsletter, make sure you are signed up to receive our news and updates. Subscribe to...
Building and Energy
Department News
13 Apr 2017
The Building Commission has become aware of a number of ceiling collapses, particularly in homes completed between the years 2005 and 2009, which prompted an investigation into what caused the ceilings to fail. The Building Commission has inspected seven homes where ceiling failures had been reported. The homes inspected were completed during the past 10 or so years. The Building Commission’s...
Building and Energy
Media release
11 May 2017
The Building Services Board has imposed a condition on the building contractor registration of Kalgoorlie builder Simon Pekovich Homes Pty Ltd (BC66114), trading as Amberley Homes .
Building and Energy
Media release
03 May 2017
The Building Services Board has imposed a condition on the contractor registration of Mount Hawthorn-based builder Turquoise Developments Pty Ltd (reg. BC14354), trading as Talbot Le Page Homes.
Building and Energy
Media release
26 Apr 2017
The Building Commission’s final report into the construction of the Perth Children’s Hospital (PCH) has cleared the building of asbestos and fire safety issues and identifies the likely sources of the lead contamination.
Building and Energy
Media release
24 Apr 2017
The Building Commission wishes to advise members of the building industry that the Australian Government has now finalised its response to the Review of the Disability (Access to Premises – Buildings) Standards 2010, commonly known as the ‘Premises Standards’. The review and response are now publicly available. On 1 May 2011 the Building Code of Australia (BCA) was amended to achieve consistency...
Building and Energy
Department News
20 Apr 2017
Building Commissioner Peter Gow has issued a public warning about the financial status of Mount Hawthorn registered building contractor Turquoise Developments Pty Ltd (reg. BC14354), trading as Talbot Le Page Homes.
Building and Energy
Media release
18 Apr 2017
Western Australians are being warned by Consumer Protection and the Building Commission not to deal with a roofing business that is ignoring door-to-door trading laws.
Building and Energy
Media release
03 Apr 2017
The Building Commissioner has the function under the building service Acts to audit the conduct and work of registered building service providers. Compliance audits are routinely carried out assisting builders to comply with legislative responsibilities and technical issues. The audit program aims to reduce the number of complaints and provide improved compliancy throughout the industry. The data...
Building and Energy
Department News
29 Mar 2017

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