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This section contacts safety performance snapshots for general industries. Health and safety snapshots Asbestos 2022-23
Safety statistics
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
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
WorkSafe has produced the following work health and safety pamphlets and flyers that you can download and use at your workplace. Asbestos safety for trades and construction workers: Pamphlet
Information sheets
An overview of the number and type of complaints received, average time taken to close and the decisions/outcomes achieved for each month. Annual reports Annual building disputes report 2022-23 2023 January 2023 February 2023 March 2023 April 2023 May 2023 June 2023 July 2023 August 2023 September...
Building complaints
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. This video provides detailed information on the dispute resolution process...
Building complaints
These information sheets provide information on how human factors can contribute to a sequence of events that lead to a major incident and how the inclusion of human factors can assist major hazard facility operations. Case study chemical release This case study is based on the fire and a series of...
Human factors
Information sheets provide concise information about legislation, safety and work practices and answers to common questions or how to do instructions. Focus on compliance Construction site security: Unauthorised access Fire risk from transparent bottles containing clear liquids stored in direct...
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Publications

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
An overview of building disputes for the month of October 2023.
Building and Energy
Reports
17 Nov 2023
An overview of building disputes for the month of September 2023.
Building and Energy
Reports
16 Oct 2023
An overview of building disputes for the month of August 2023.
Building and Energy
Reports
28 Sep 2023
The Building Amendment Regulations (No. 2) 2023 (Amending Regulations) were published on the WA legislation website on 20 September 2023 and have commenced operation.
Building and Energy
Bulletin
22 Sep 2023
An overview of building disputes for the financial year of 2022-2023.
Building and Energy
Reports
30 Aug 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 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
Media statement from Commerce Minister Sue Ellery Landmark registration of more than 1,000 engineers in the building sector The registration will deliver safer buildings and greater accountability Two-year transition periods for civil, structural, mechanical, and fire safety engineers Part of a wide-ranging improvement plan for building regulation in Western Australia The Cook Government is set...
Building and Energy
Media release
04 Sep 2023
Following the recent update on plans to extend the transitional period associated with implementation of the NCC 2022 in Western Australia, Building and Energy has received a number of queries regarding the current transitional provisions.
Building and Energy
Department News
30 Aug 2023
Following the liquidation of Perth builder City Residence Pty Ltd , Building and Energy is advising affected property owners to contact QBE to discuss a home indemnity insurance claim. City Residence appointed liquidators yesterday (12 July 2023). Building and Energy understands the company was yet to complete 13 residential building projects. Building and Energy Acting Executive Director Nabil...
Building and Energy
Media release
13 Jul 2023
Building and Energy is advising property owners affected by the liquidation of Flexible Homes Pty Ltd to contact their home indemnity insurance (HII) provider, QBE Insurance. The Perth building company appointed liquidators yesterday (27 June 2023). Building and Energy understands Flexible Homes was directly contracted for 19 building projects. Building and Energy Executive Director Saj...
Building and Energy
Media release
28 Jun 2023
The Commerce Regulations Amendment (Building Services) Regulations 2023 (Amendment Regulations), to introduce registration for building engineers in WA, were released for public consultation from 17 August to 24 October 2022. Building and Energy received 17 submissions on this draft.
Building and Energy
Department News
19 Jun 2023
Building and Energy has issued a warning to consumers, subcontractors and suppliers about the status of registered building contractor Modco Residential Pty Ltd (BC103549). Building and Energy – WA’s building industry regulator – has received information from several owners, subcontractors and suppliers giving rise to concerns about the builder’s capacity to pay its debts as and when they fall...
Building and Energy
Media release
31 May 2023
Progress payments sought when applicable building stages not complete Non-compliant contract variations to secure additional funds Caution issued by the Building Services Board Consumers are reminded that progress payments under home building work contracts should only be made for services or materials already provided. The advice follows a caution issued by the Building Services Board to Bunbury...
Building and Energy
Media release
03 May 2023

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