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Adjudication is a dispute resolution process to assist parties to resolve disagreements about a payment claim made for a progress payment. You can apply for adjudication where: You have made a valid payment claim under the Building and Construction Industry (Security of Payment) Act 2021 (the Act)...
Using the security of payment laws
If you have received a valid payment claim from your contractor or supplier, you are required to make payment in full by the due date, or if you do not agree with the claimed amount in whole or in part, you are strongly recommended to provide a payment schedule within 15 business days of receiving...
Using the security of payment laws
The Building and Construction Industry (Security of Payment) Act 2021 (the Act) promotes cash flow in the building and construction industry in WA by providing a number of protections for subcontractors and a mechanism for the recovery of payments. To exercise your rights to get paid and recover...
Using the security of payment laws
The Building and Construction Industry (Security of Payment) Act 2021 (the Act) commenced in a staged approach from 1 August 2022. The Act introduces industry wide laws to enhance payment protections for contractors (including subcontractors and suppliers), and introduces reform in four areas: New...
Using the security of payment laws
The Building and Construction Industry (Security of Payment) Act 2021 (the Act) applies to certain types of contracts entered into between builders/contractors and homeowners for home building work. This ensures those working in the residential segment have access to the payment protections under...
Information on the Building and Construction Industry (Security of Payment) Act 2021
The WA building industry is currently impacted by an Australia-wide shortage of building materials and skilled workers, which is affecting project timeframes and costs. This is not unique to WA and is happening across the world. A guide to building a home in challenging times Content on this...
Building a home in challenging times
The current, Australia-wide shortage of building materials and skilled trades is impacting the residential construction industry in Western Australia. Supply of building materials has been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic and increased building activity following the State and Federal stimulus...
Building a home in challenging times
This information relates to home building work contracts that fall within the scope of the Home Building Contracts Act 1991 (the Act) – that is, contracts for home building work valued between $7,500 and $500,000. The Act sets out the minimum contract terms and provides circumstances when a builder...
Building a home in challenging times
WorkSafe takes a systems based approach to the prevention of inappropriate workplace behaviours, such as bullying, harassment (including sexual harassment ) and workplace violence/aggression (including sexual assault ). If a breach is identified, WorkSafe may issue the employer an improvement...
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Renting or hiring a house or apartment Important electrical and gas safety information you need to know before you rent or hire a property. Renting or hiring a house or apartment fact sheet – Electrical and gas If you rent or hire a home or apartment, your landlord has a duty under electrical and...
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New versions of the BA3 – Certificate of design compliance (CDC), and BA18 – Certificate of building compliance (CBC) forms have been approved and published by the Building Commissioner. The changes to these forms are the result of the Building Amendment Regulations 2021 (the Amendment Regulations) that were published in the Government Gazette on 13 April 2021 and commence operation on 1 May 2021.
Building and Energy
Bulletin
30 Apr 2021
The Building Amendment Regulations 2021 (the Amendment Regulations) were published in the Government Gazette on 13 April 2021 and commence operation on 1 May 2021. The Amendment Regulations address administrative matters around the conclusion of transitional arrangements for bush fire in the Building Regulations 2012 (the Building Regulations), and other related issues. In general, the Amendment Regulations provide ongoing concessions relating to compliance with the Building Code bush fire construction requirements.
Building and Energy
Bulletin
30 Apr 2021
It's important for employers and workers to be prepared for the risks associated with cleaning up after a natural disaster. This publication has important health and safety information for cleaning...
WorkSafe
Information
05 Jan 2023
The Digital DMIRS Strategy seeks to improve the department’s operations and service delivery through the effective use of technology. Some goals of the strategy are to modernise digital systems and...
Corporate
Information
23 Dec 2020
Welcome to the third issue of the 'Building Focus' newsletter. Building Focus brings you the latest news for the building, building surveying and painting industries.
Building and Energy
Newsletter
24 Jul 2020
The department's mental health and wellbeing inspectors have developed a series of resources on workplace mental health and wellbeing. The concepts presented may assist workplaces to discuss, consult...
WorkSafe
Information
15 Jun 2021
This advisory letter is issued by the electrical contractor or electrician to the owner or occupier.
Building and Energy
Advisory note
14 May 2020
While it is reasonable to be concerned about the COVID-19 coronavirus outbreak, there are a number of actions you can take to look after your mental health during this challenging time. Access...
WorkSafe
Information
16 Sep 2022
It is reasonable for workers to experience increased worry, anxiety and stress about the COVID-19 coronavirus outbreak. Managing the risk to mental health during this time means workers will have...
WorkSafe
Information
13 Sep 2022

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Product safety recall for various pool gate latches made by Aristo Glass Products The faulty gate latches may not latch properly and pose a drowning risk for children Consumers are reminded that pool safety is an all-year-round issue Building and Energy is alerting consumers about a recall of several faulty latches that may fail to securely shut swimming pool gates, creating a drowning risk for...
Building and Energy
Media release
21 Apr 2022
Always turn off the mains power before entering a roof space This is compulsory for all tradespeople including electricians Building and Energy is distributing safety stickers for manholes and switchboards Recent tragic deaths and close calls have prompted a plea from Western Australia’s electrical safety regulator to always switch off the mains power before entering a roof space. Building and...
Building and Energy
Media release
24 Mar 2022
Almost 50 complaints received about Perth concrete company Joint warning from Building and Energy and Consumer Protection Consumers are urged not to do business with Perth-based concreting company Antique Asset Pty Ltd , which trades as Antique Asset Concrete ( AAC ) with Sergio Demali as the sole director and company secretary. The warning from WA’s building industry regulator, Building and...
Building and Energy / Consumer Protection
Media release
08 Mar 2022
Building work commenced without a building permit in place Failed to meet deadlines even after an extension was granted Mr Honeybone is no longer a registered building practitioner or contractor A former builder has been fined $4,000 for starting work without a building permit and missing contractual deadlines at a Bouvard property. The Building Services Board found that Darrell John Honeybone (...
Building and Energy
Media release
28 Feb 2022
Home indemnity insurance is compulsory for home building work valued at $20,000 or more Confirm the builder has an HII policy for your project before paying deposits HII offers financial protection for incomplete or defective work in certain situations WA’s building regulator is urging home building clients not pay deposits without seeing evidence that the builder has a home indemnity insurance (...
Building and Energy
Media release
24 Feb 2022
Electrician did not follow the correct procedure during a kWh meter replacement Three family members at the property received electric shocks from taps Electricians must comply with safety standards to prevent causing harm A Perth-based electrical worker has been fined $2,000 for failing to safely carry out work at a Bedford property where three family members received electric shocks after...
Building and Energy
Media release
14 Feb 2022
Essential electrical safety component (MEN) not installed, putting users at risk Electrician did not carry out mandatory checks and tests $15,000 fine for company and $5,000 fine for electrical worker The State Government energy safety regulator is warning electricians not to cut corners when checking their work after a Padbury building site was left unprotected against electrical hazards for...
Building and Energy
Media release
02 Feb 2022
$27,500 fine for not complying with a Building Commissioner’s order 12 instances of faulty or unsatisfactory work at a Riverton kitchen renovation Previous history of non-compliance with building and electrical laws A Perth tradesman with a history of non-compliance has been fined $27,500 for ignoring an official order to fix defective kitchen renovation work. At Perth Magistrates Court on 7...
Building and Energy
Media release
17 Jan 2022
Many areas of non-compliant building work including roof safety issues Disciplinary matters referred to the State Administrative Tribunal $25,000 fine for Ventura Home Group and $15,000 fine for Justayn Bean Ventura Home Group Pty Ltd (BC10805) and its former nominated supervisor, Justayn James Bean (BP13268), have been fined a total of $40,000 for inadequate management and supervision of eight...
Building and Energy
Media release
13 Jan 2022
Several defects found in construction of a two-storey house SAT mediation concludes with a $7,500 fine for lack of supervision Building company is now in administration A former building company supervisor has accepted a $7,500 fine at the State Administrative Tribunal (SAT) for not properly overseeing work at a Busselton house where several faults were found. Jeremy Peter Evans (BP12715) was the...
Building and Energy
Media release
23 Dec 2021

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