Consumer

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A Wangara motor vehicle dealer and its sole Director have been ordered to pay a total of more than $80,000 in fines and costs by the Joondalup Magistrates Court for selling used vehicles without a warranty. Ridgehaven Holdings Pty Ltd, trading as Wanneroo Cars and Commercials of Wangara (now closed), and its sole Director Brian John Whitehead pleaded guilty to 29 charges under the Australian...
Consumer Protection
Media release
19 Sep 2014
An operation by Building Commission inspectors has resulted in the rectification of 43 dangerous solar water heater installations.
Building and Energy
Department News
15 Sep 2014
The Building Commission Division of the Department of Commerce will be located at the Mason Bird Building in Cannington from 25 August 2014. We will be joining EnergySafety and WorkSafe at the Cannington building and are looking forward to providing you with a convenient and accessible ‘one stop’ location for a wide range of services. Limited services available on 22 and 25 August While the...
Building and Energy
Department News
21 Aug 2014
A Scarborough paving company and its Director have been ordered to pay a total of $20,000 in penalties after admitting to falsely advertising that the business was a member of the Master Builders Association (MBA). Realgold Corporation Pty Ltd, trading as Repave Spay-On Paving, and its sole Director Peter Vukmirovic were each ordered to pay a penalty of $10,000 by the District Court on 24 April...
Building and Energy
Department News
29 Apr 2014
Consumer Protection has issued an urgent warning about a bullying tree lopper who has been threatening WA consumers and has now been charged with harassment and unconscionable conduct. Sean Robert Weinthal of Wanneroo, who is an employee of West Australian Tree Services, Manageable Tree Services, WA Tree Professionals and also formerly known as Metropolitan Tree Services (deregistered), is facing...
Consumer Protection
Media release
26 Nov 2013
A rogue tree lopper is leaving many consumers with holes in their gardens, roofs and pockets. Sean Robert Weinthal of Wanneroo runs a tree lopping service under the apparent name Palm and Tree Professionals. This unscrupulous tree lopper lures consumers with flyers left in letterboxes stating that local council verge-side collections of green waste are commencing in the next two weeks. Consumer...
Consumer Protection
Media release
06 Aug 2007
Perth builder Antoun Garcia, trading as High Tech Construction, has been successfully prosecuted by the Building Commissioner for failing to meet his responsibilities under a home building contract. Garcia was found guilty of three charges at the Armadale Magistrates Court on 28 November 2013 and was ordered to pay fines of $12,000 and court costs of $621.15. He did not appear in court. The...
Building and Energy
Department News
12 Dec 2013
A dodgy tree lopper, who caused dozens of complaints to Consumer Protection from his customers, has earned a public naming by the Consumer Protection Commissioner. Sean Robert Weinthal of Huntingdale Crescent in Connolly who operates Metropolitan Tree Services and Experienced Tree Service is the focus of an investigation by Consumer Protection and throughout has been uncooperative with...
Consumer Protection
Media release
28 Jul 2006

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