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The Guidelines for the safety of buildings near network operator assets are issued under Section 33AA of the Electricity Act 1945 . The risks and potential consequences of an electrical incident involving building encroachments too near network operator assets are significant, especially for high...
Information for industry
From 1 February 2023, changes to the Building Services (Registration) Act 2011 as made by the Building and Construction Industry (Security of Payment) Act 2021 came into effect. The changes include new powers of the Building Services Board (the Board) to manage the commercial conduct and behaviour...
Your obligations and rights
Building or renovating a home can be an exciting and rewarding time. However, you need to be aware that the construction industry in WA, like elsewhere in Australia, is experiencing major shortages of materials and skilled workers due to the COVID-19 pandemic and disruptions to global trade. This...
Building a home in challenging times
A 'notifiable incident' means: the death of a person; or a serious injury or illness of a person; or a dangerous incident . Need to report a notifiable incident? Preserve the site and contact WorkSafe immediately . The Work Health and Safety Act 2020 introduced the term ‘person conducting a...
Report an incident
If a ‘dangerous incident’ arises through the conduct of a business or undertaking the regulator must be notified immediately. Where the dangerous incident is currently life-threatening, the PCBU should ensure the regulator is notified by calling 1800 678 198 (24 hours). Where the dangerous incident...
Report an incident
As a condition of registration, adjudicators and review adjudicators must adhere to not only the Building and Construction Industry (Security of Payment) Act 2021 (WA) and regulations, they are also required to adhere to the Code of Practice for adjudicators and review adjudicators and any practice...
Adjudicators and review adjudicators
As a condition of authorisation, Authorised Nominating Authorities must adhere to not only the Building and Construction Industry (Security of Payment) Act 2021 (WA) and regulations, ANAs are also required to adhere to the Code of Practice and Building Commissioner practice notes to ensure they...
Authorised nominating authorities
There are various reporting obligations under the Building and Construction Industry (Security of Payment) Act 2021 and the Building and Construction Industry (Security of Payment) Regulations 2022 for authorised nominating authorities, adjudicators and review adjudicators. The administration of...
Authorised nominating authorities
The Building Commissioner grants authorisations to persons to be nominating authority (or an ANA). ANAs perform a vital role in relation to the security of payment laws under the Building and Construction Industry (Security of Payment) Act 2021 (WA) (the Act). An application for authorisation as a...
Authorised nominating authorities
Registration as an adjudicator entitles an individual to make determinations on adjudication applications. Adjudicators have various reporting obligations under Part 3, Division 3, sections 32(4), 32(6) and 38(4)(c) of the Building and Construction Industry (Security of Payment) Act 2021 and...
Adjudicators and review adjudicators

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This industry bulletin provides an overview of information required for the design and construction of barriers to prevent falls (often referred to as balustrades) and to highlight the...
Building and Energy
Bulletin
10 May 2023
This report, General Inspection (Investigation) Report Eight (GIR8) details the findings of Building and Energy’s investigation into how building standards are applied from the approval process,...
Building and Energy
Reports
10 May 2023
An overview of building disputes for the month of March 2023.
Building and Energy
Reports
20 Apr 2023
If you are submitting your licence application by post or in person, and are making payment by credit card, you must complete this application form and attach it to your application. Applications...
WorkSafe
Form – application
12 Jun 2023
Building and Energy has announced preliminary findings from its investigation into water leaks in Perth homes from a particular brand of polybutylene pipe. The investigation focused on identifying...
Building and Energy
Fact sheet
16 Aug 2023
An overview of building disputes for the month of February.
Building and Energy
Reports
14 Mar 2023
An overview of building disputes for the month of January.
Building and Energy
Reports
14 Mar 2023
An overview of building disputes for the month of December.
Building and Energy
Reports
14 Mar 2023
Use this form to renew your Class A asbestos removal li cence.
WorkSafe
Form – application
12 Dec 2023
Use this form to renew your licence to remove non-friable asbestos.
WorkSafe
Form – application
12 Dec 2023

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Announcements

Certificates failed to show compliance with applicable building standards Permit authorities misled when issuing related building and occupancy permits Education order and $15,000 in total fines after another $7,000 fine in 2018 Noranda-based building surveyors have been ordered to complete further study and pay $15,000 in fines due to errors and substandard work while certifying five buildings...
Building and Energy
Media release
05 Apr 2023
1 April has become a landmark date for checking smoke alarms Activate the test button and check the alarm is not more than 10 years old Useful information and fact sheets at Building and Energy’s website WA’s building and electrical safety regulator wants home owners to look up at their smoke alarms this April Fools’ Day, the landmark date for checking the life-saving devices. Building and Energy...
Building and Energy
Media release
30 Mar 2023
Around $50,000 in fines, compensation and costs for multiple building offences Defective, incomplete and incorrectly contracted concrete services in Scarborough, Caversham, Alkimos, Ellenbrook and Port Kennedy Previous warning issued by Building & Energy and Consumer Protection A Perth driveway company and its director have been ordered to pay almost $50,000 in fines, compensation and costs...
Building and Energy
Media release
27 Mar 2023
Building and Energy provides an avenue for resolving disputes relating to workmanship and contractual issues in connection with a regulated building service or home building work contract. These services are provided to parties as a low cost alternative to court proceedings. A new information video has been produced to provide detailed information on the process, including: important timeframes...
Building and Energy
Department News
03 Mar 2023
$10,000 fine for excessive deposits and lack of builder’s registration Shed supply and installation contracts at three Great Southern properties Mr Javellana became bankrupt shortly after a 2020 consumer warning WA’s building regulator has taken action against a now-bankrupt Albany shed installer who was previously the subject of a consumer warning. Building and Energy prosecuted Armand Bato...
Building and Energy
Media release
23 Feb 2023
Media statement from Hon Sue Ellery BA MLC, Minister for Commerce Latest stage of security of payment reforms to protect building and construction subcontractors now in effect McGowan Government retention trust scheme election commitment delivered Increased powers to ensure good commercial behaviour in the building sector The McGowan Government has further improved payment protections for...
Building and Energy
Media release
01 Feb 2023
On 1 February 2023, changes to the Building Services (Registration) Act 2011 enhance the powers of the Building Service Board to manage the commercial conduct and behaviour of registered building service providers. These changes relate to the following events that occur on or after this date. What are the changes? 1. Unpaid building service debts Individuals, partnerships and companies who have...
Building and Energy
Department News
30 Jan 2023
Building defects at projects in East Perth, Hillarys and Secret Harbour Negligence, misleading conduct and failure to pay SAT orders Mr Salisbury is bankrupt and is no longer a registered builder A Rockingham former builder has been fined $15,000 after admitting to nine disciplinary allegations involving building projects in East Perth, Hillarys and Secret Harbour. Building and Energy initiated...
Building and Energy
Media release
30 Jan 2023
Kimberley residents may face electrical, gas, plumbing and building hazards Electrical and carbon monoxide risks if generators are not used correctly Never attempt any electrical work or repairs yourself Building and Energy is urging Kimberley residents to be aware of potential electrical, gas, plumbing and structural hazards in the wake of the region’s severe flooding. The State Government...
Building and Energy
Media release
11 Jan 2023
Work health and safety regulations for the control of psychosocial risks will come into effect on 24 December 2022. These regulations will require a person conducting a business or undertaking (PCBU) to eliminate psychosocial risks, or to minimise them so far as is reasonably practicable. This new duty places psychosocial hazards on the same footing as other significant hazards such as falls or...
WorkSafe
Department News
23 Dec 2022

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