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A general inspection into the use of Yuanda products in Western Australian buildings.
Building and Energy
Reports
31 Aug 2017
This Industry Bulletin serves as a reminder to residential builders and permit authorities about their obligations and duties under the Home Building Contracts Act 1991 and related legislation,...
Building and Energy
Bulletin
09 Aug 2017
Articles on audit and compliance matters, industry updates, events, and links to new publications. Building Commission News 2/2017 Click here to view the newsletter
Building and Energy
Newsletter
25 Jul 2017
Conciliation is a process whereby parties, with the help of a conciliator, meet to identify issues, develop solutions to the problem and explore ways to reach an agreement. This publication is a...
Building and Energy
Information
05 Feb 2019
Building and Energy
Form – application
06 Nov 2023
WorkSafe is seeing ongoing non-compliance with wall chasing work, such as: Use of petrol powered saws without local exhaust ventilation (LEV) on-tool, exposing workers to toxic carbon monoxide;...
WorkSafe
Bulletin
12 Dec 2019
Building and Energy
Consultations / public comment
29 May 2017
This Industry Bulletin outlines interconnection requirements for mains-powered smoke alarms installed as part of new building work, such as an addition or alteration, to existing dwellings. This...
Building and Energy
Bulletin
12 May 2017

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Announcements

The Building Services Board (BSB) has refreshed its builder examinations to align with current legislation and building practices.
Building and Energy
Department News
25 Jul 2016
A report by Auditor General Colin Murphy has assessed how well the Building Commission regulates Western Australia’s residential building industry.
Building and Energy
Department News
24 Jun 2016
The Building Commission is currently considering the creation of a technical advisory committee for the purpose of considering and providing advice on technical building matters and queries regarding the requirements of building legislation, the Building Code of Australia (BCA), and related Australian Standards. The committee will be named the Building Rules Advisory Committee (BRAC). The...
Building and Energy
Department News
21 Jun 2016
The Map of Bush Fire Prone Areas 2016 (the Map) will be available from the Department of Fire and Emergency Services (DFES) website from noon tomorrow. The Map will be given effect by the accompanying Fire and Emergency Services (Bush Fire Prone Areas) Order 2016 which will be published in tomorrow’s Government Gazette. The designation of bush fire prone areas, as shown on the Map, comes into...
Building and Energy
Department News
19 May 2016
From 8 April 2016 new roof-mounted evaporative coolers being installed on residential buildings that are located in a designated bush fire prone area must be fitted with non-combustible covers. The Building Commission has produced a new fact sheet Roof-mounted evaporative coolers to explain the risks and requirements. For further information please contact the Building Commission on 1300 489 099...
Building and Energy
Department News
11 Apr 2016
In the same way that builders are required to a have a building contractor registration to contract directly with others, painters must also meet this obligation. Individuals, partnerships and companies that contract with others to provide painting services valued over $1,000 must be registered as a painting contractor and will have demonstrated a financial and organisational capacity...
Building and Energy
Department News
17 Mar 2016
A Building Industry Summit today aims to identify new red tape reductions and ways to streamline regulatory requirements for the construction of new homes, residential renovations and commercial construction.
Building and Energy
Department News
02 Feb 2016
The State Government has announced reforms for building in bushfire-prone areas of Western Australia. The Department of Fire and Emergency Services has prepared a map which identifies the bushfire-prone areas across the State. A bushfire hazard assessment will be required for new homes in areas identified as bushfire-prone on the map. The assessment will determine the level of construction...
Building and Energy
Department News
07 Dec 2015
Red tape reforms set to save West Australians at least $150 million during the next five years have been revealed in the State's inaugural Red Tape Reduction Report Card.
Building and Energy
Department News
17 Nov 2015
From 1 November 2015 Great Lakes Australia (GLA) commenced issuing Home Indemnity Insurance (HII) Policies via their agent Residential Builders Underwriting Agency (RBUA) with all Calliden HII Policies transferred over to GLA via a Scheme of Arrangement. All Western Australian HII policies are now issued by either RBUA or QBE Insurance. Further information on HII can be found on the Home...
Building and Energy
Department News
17 Nov 2015

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