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Only a plumber who holds a licence issued by the Plumbers Licensing Board can legally carry out water supply, sanitary and drainage plumbing work in Western Australia. Licensing plumbers reduces risks to public health, safety and the environment by ensuring they are competent and sufficiently...
Having plumbing work done
General information The Building Regulations 2012 (the Regulations) requires all private swimming and spa pools that contain water that is more than 300mm deep to have a compliant safety barrier installed that restricts access by young children to the pool and its immediate surrounds. In Western...
Swimming pools and spas
A sustainable building industry will balance environmental, social and economic issues to ensure a viable and valuable industry for future generations. The building industry includes developing, planning, designing, building, altering, or maintaining the built environment. The manufacturers,...
Sustainability
What is the European House Borer? The European House Borer (EHB) is a destructive pest that targets seasoned coniferous timber including pine, fir and spruce. If allowed to become established it can cause major structural damage to buildings. The adult beetle lays its eggs into cracks, holes and...
European House Borer
The Dividing Fences Act 1961 (the Act) combines with local government by-laws to regulate the erection and maintenance of dividing fences in Western Australia. The Act provides a process for sharing costs between neighbours, the determination of boundaries and a mechanism for courts to deal with...
Dividing fences
Most people’s biggest investment is their home, so it is important that your contract to build or renovate goes smoothly. Resolving disputes can be costly, both personally and financially. Building and Energy has a responsibility to ensure that consumers have confidence in the building, building...
Building or renovating your home
As part of its function, Building and Energy provides an avenue for both consumers and builders to resolve disputes relating to the carrying out of regulated building services and home building work contracts. These services are provided to parties as an alternative to the commencement of court...
Building service and home building contract complaints
The board advises the Minister and the Building Commissioner about matters relating to the Building Services (Registration) Act.
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Building Commission Boards and committees: Building Commission Advisory Committee Building Services Board Plumbers Licensing Board Plumbing Industry Reference Group (PIRG), a committee of the Plumbers Licensing Board hosted by the Building Commission 6 Star Committee
Boards and committees
Western Australia’s Building Commission oversees the regulation of building, painting, building surveying and plumbing services. With all these regulatory functions focused within a single agency, our industry and consumers benefit from a more consistent and efficient service. The Building Services...
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The average cost of unleaded petrol is set to increase by around 21 cents per litre (cpl) to 143.2 cpl tomorrow, so FuelWatch is encouraging Perth drivers to fill up today to save money. FuelWatch advises that on Tuesday 7 November 2017, most Caltex Woolworths sites are increasing their ULP price to 149.9 cpl (an increase of 30 cpl). Most Puma sites are increasing their ULP price to 147.9 cpl,...
Consumer Protection
Media release
06 Nov 2017
McGowan Government approves extra retail trading hours this Christmas Extended trading, same as 2016-17, to begin December 5 until New Year’s Day 2018 Extra trading also approved for Australia Day 2018 public holiday The McGowan Government has approved extended retail trading hours giving Perth shoppers an extra 49 hours to buy gifts and food over the Christmas period. Starting on Tuesday,...
Consumer Protection
Media release
03 Nov 2017
Consumer Protection is concerned about a Butler stonemason who has accepted payment for work which has not been carried out. Shawn Ragno , trading as Shawn Ragno Stone Installations and Shawn Ragno Masonry (both unregistered) , has accepted a total of $8,353 in deposits from seven consumers for the installation of stone benchtops in 2017 but has only provided a refund to one customer. He may also...
Consumer Protection
Media release
02 Nov 2017
The average cost of unleaded petrol is set to increase by around 22 cents per litre (cpl) to 141.3 cpl tomorrow, so FuelWatch is encouraging Perth drivers to fill up today to save money. FuelWatch advises that on Tuesday 31 October 2017, most Caltex Woolworths, Puma, Caltex and Coles Express sites are increasing their ULP price to 144.9 cpl (an increase of between 23 and 29 cpl). Most 7-Eleven...
Consumer Protection
Media release
30 Oct 2017
Maddington company Great Aussie Patios Pty Ltd and its sole director and secretary Marcus Graham Fulker have been successfully prosecuted by the Building Commissioner for contractual offences committed in the supply and installation of a patio in Hazelmere in 2015.
Building Commission
Media release
26 Oct 2017
Wembley Downs builder Peter Clyde Carman (BC100666 – expired & BP100822 – restricted) has been fined $4,000 by the Building Services Board for submitting a misleading building permit application to the City of Karratha in 2014.
Building Commission
Media release
25 Oct 2017
The average cost of unleaded petrol is set to increase by around 21 cents per litre (cpl) to 140.2 cpl tomorrow, so FuelWatch is encouraging Perth drivers to fill up today to save money. FuelWatch advises that on Tuesday 24 October 2017, most Caltex Woolworths sites are increasing their ULP price by 29 cpl to 144.9 cpl. Most 7-Eleven, BP, Caltex, Coles Express and Puma sites are increasing their...
Consumer Protection
Media release
23 Oct 2017
Westech Surfacing Pty Ltd was fined a total of $4,300 at the Narrogin Magistrates Court on 18 October 2017 with an arrest warrant issued for the company’s sole Director Mr William Orchard who failed to appear. The company was convicted of all charges in their absence for offences relating to the supplying and laying of bitumen for a driveway resurfacing at a property in Beverley in November 2015...
Consumer Protection
Media release
23 Oct 2017
The Building Commission’s supplementary audit of Perth Children’s Hospital (PCH) fire walls has found isolated areas of non-compliance but no systemic issues that pose an ongoing concern for the safety of occupants.
Building Commission
Media release
23 Oct 2017
As the weather warms up householders often start thinking about getting their homes ready for some outdoor entertaining with a new paint job or general tidy up. This is also the time of year that travelling salespeople start approaching householders and businesses. There has been a report of advertising for roof painting being placed around Bunbury, so Consumer Protection is reminding all...
Consumer Protection
Media release
20 Oct 2017

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