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Building and Energy
Checklist
20 Mar 2017
Building and Energy
Checklist
20 Mar 2017
A builder who engages contractors or directly employs people has obligations to meet safety and health requirements under the Occupational Safety and Health Act 1984 (the Act). The Act also sets out...
WorkSafe
Bulletin
16 Mar 2017
The Building Commission released an e-letter on 28 November 2016 to remind building industry practitioners about interconnection of smoke alarms and the new Australian Standard for smoke alarms. This...
Building and Energy
Bulletin
28 Feb 2017
This industry bulletin provides information for building industry practitioners and regulators on certain transitional periods coming to an end that will affect any building permit application...
Building and Energy
Bulletin
27 Feb 2017
The Building Amendment Regulations 2017 (the Amendment Regulations) were published in the Government Gazette on Tuesday 7 February 2017 to come into operation on Wednesday 8 February 2017. The...
Building and Energy
Bulletin
13 Feb 2017
Process and time for adjudications under the provisions of the Construction Contracts (Former Provisions) Act 2004 as amended by the Construction Contracts Amendment Act 2016. This information...
Building and Energy
Fact sheet
28 Jul 2022
This Industry Bulletin provides guidance on estimating the value of building work for the purposes of submitting a building permit application.
Building and Energy
Bulletin
05 Jan 2017
This industry bulletin is to inform building industry stakeholders of an extension to the Ministerial Order that exempts certain owners of land from the requirement to sign an application for a...
Building and Energy
Bulletin
23 Dec 2016

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Announcements

Commerce Minister Michael Mischin has announced a package of regulatory reforms to help Western Australia’s building and plumbing industries save money and work more efficiently.
Building and Energy
Department News
31 Mar 2015
The Building Commission has released the Consultation Regulatory Impact Statement (CRIS) as the first part of the public comment phase of the statutory review of the Architects Act 2004 . The review addresses some broad policy issues concerning the need to register architects, the adoption of a national recognition model, whether to extend the registration of architects to other building design...
Building and Energy
Department News
27 Feb 2015
Reforms to the building approvals process for single residential housing will reduce time delays, giving owners and builders greater certainty about when building work can start.
Building and Energy
Department News
10 Nov 2014
The implementation of Western Australia’s new building laws was the first step towards moving our state towards a risk-based system of building regulation.
Building and Energy
Department News
15 Apr 2014
The Building Commission’s new risk-based audit process is examining the administrative and technical aspects of the building process undertaken by registered builders.
Building and Energy
Department News
15 Oct 2014
Future online editions, commencing with the 2015 National Construction Code (NCC), will be freely available to registered users, commencing with access to a free preview of NCC 2015 (both online and in PDF) prior to its adoption date of 1 May 2015. From 1 February 2015, users are able to access NCC 2015 which includes: Volume One (Building Code of Australia for Class 2 to Class 9 Buildings);...
Building and Energy
Department News
30 Jan 2015
If you undertake alterations and additions, then you will need to know how to use the WA Alterations & Additions Protocol (Protocol), a new option for meeting the energy efficiency requirements.
Building and Energy
Department News
13 Jan 2015
The Building Commission has received several calls regarding a report that aired on Channel 7’s Today Tonight program on 11 December 2014. At the conclusion of the report, which looked at the “problems, dangers and hidden costs of home renovations”, the program’s host stated that “as of next year, you’ll no longer need council approval for swimming pools, patios and granny flats”. This...
Building and Energy
Department News
19 Dec 2014
Users can now pre-register for free access to the 2015 edition of the NCC as it becomes available online and as a PDF from 1 February 2015 via the home page of the Australian Building Codes Board website www.abcb.gov.au .
Building and Energy
Department News
16 Dec 2014
If you’re a subcontractor in the construction industry and have had issues getting paid for your work then we want to hear from you! As a subcontractor, you rely on being paid by those who you have benefited from your hard work. Cash flow is critical to the survival of the business and disputes over payment can be costly and time consuming. The Construction Contracts Act 2004 was established by...
Building and Energy
Event
03 Nov 2014

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