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As a condition of authorisation, Authorised Nominating Authorities must adhere to not only the Building and Construction Industry (Security of Payment) Act 2021 (WA) and regulations, ANAs are also required to adhere to the Code of Practice and Building Commissioner practice notes to ensure they...
Authorised nominating authorities
There are various reporting obligations under the Building and Construction Industry (Security of Payment) Act 2021 and the Building and Construction Industry (Security of Payment) Regulations 2022 for authorised nominating authorities, adjudicators and review adjudicators. The administration of...
Authorised nominating authorities
The Building Commissioner grants authorisations to persons to be nominating authority (or an ANA). ANAs perform a vital role in relation to the security of payment laws under the Building and Construction Industry (Security of Payment) Act 2021 (WA) (the Act). An application for authorisation as a...
Authorised nominating authorities
Registration as an adjudicator entitles an individual to make determinations on adjudication applications. Adjudicators have various reporting obligations under Part 3, Division 3, sections 32(4), 32(6) and 38(4)(c) of the Building and Construction Industry (Security of Payment) Act 2021 and...
Adjudicators and review adjudicators
The Building Commissioner is responsible for granting registration to individuals as adjudicators and/or review adjudicators. An application for registration as an adjudicator and/or review adjudicator must be made using the form below. Please note, certain requirements must be satisfied to be...
Adjudicators and review adjudicators
Building and Energy will be holding a security of payment information road show later in the year. The details of this is currently being finalised. Please refer back to this section for more information shortly.
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Your obligations as a registered building service contractor when subcontracting for building services Construction contracts over the value of $20,000 (including GST) with a building service contractor will be required to be made in writing and contain mandatory information. This includes...
Information on the Building and Construction Industry (Security of Payment) Act 2021
The retention trust scheme under the Building and Construction Industry (Security of Payment) Act 2021 requires retention money withheld under eligible construction contracts to be held in a retention money trust account with a recognised financial institution. Timeline for the requirements: After...
Information on the Building and Construction Industry (Security of Payment) Act 2021
The Building and Construction Industry (Security of Payment) Act 2021 (Act) provides important payment protections for all participants in the Western Australian building and construction industry (some exclusions apply). It applies to construction contracts entered into on or after 1 August 2022...
Information on the Building and Construction Industry (Security of Payment) Act 2021
The Building Commissioner has published a number of suggested forms and templates to help parties to engage with the payment process under the Building and Construction Industry (Security of Payment) Act 2021 . These include forms for making and responding to payment claims, as well as utilising...
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The below information provides a description of activities which a Western Australia (WA) registered real estate or business sales representative is permitted to perform. If you are a WA licensee...
Consumer Protection
Information
17 Aug 2022
The below information provides a description of activities which a Western Australia (WA) licensed real estate or business agent is permitted to perform. If you are a WA licensee visiting another...
Consumer Protection
Information
17 Aug 2022
The below information provides a description of activities which a Western Australia (WA) motor vehicle repairer registered before 25 September 2021 is permitted to perform. If you are a WA licensee...
Consumer Protection
Information
29 Sep 2022
The below information provides a description of activities which a Western Australia (WA) motor vehicle repairer registered after 25 September 2021 and before 23 September 2022 is permitted to...
Consumer Protection
Information
29 Sep 2022
The below information provides a description of activities which a Western Australia (WA) a licensed motor vehicle yard manager is permitted to perform. If you are a WA licensee visiting another...
Consumer Protection
Information
17 Aug 2022
The below information provides a description of activities which a Western Australia (WA) licensed motor vehicle repair business is permitted to perform. If you are a WA licensee visiting another...
Consumer Protection
Information
17 Aug 2022
The below information provides a description of activities which a Western Australia (WA) licensed motor vehicle dealer is permitted to perform. If you are a WA licensee visiting another state under...
Consumer Protection
Information
17 Aug 2022
The below information provides a description of activities which a Western Australia (WA) licensed land valuers is permitted to perform. If you are a WA licensee visiting another state under AMR, you...
Consumer Protection
Information
17 Aug 2022
The below information provides a description of activities which a Western Australia (WA) licensed employment agent is permitted to perform. If you are a WA licensee visiting another state under AMR...
Consumer Protection
Information
17 Aug 2022
The below information provides a description of activities which a Western Australia (WA) licensed settlement agent is permitted to perform. If you are a WA licensee visiting another state under AMR...
Consumer Protection
Information
31 Aug 2022

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Rand Transport (1986) Pty Ltd was handed a $45,000 fine and a $2900 costs penalty in the Perth Magistrate Court following serious ammonia gas burns to a contract worker. Rand, a cold storage food distributor, pleaded guilty to failing to provide and maintain a safe workplace where contractors were not exposed to hazards. On 11 December 2014, during the construction of a dividing wall within a...
WorkSafe
Media release
30 May 2018
FGS Contracting Pty Ltd and the Director Ryan Wayne Franceschi, were fined today in the Perth Magistrate Court in relation to serious injuries caused to a 17 year old worker in Esperance. FGS Contracting Pty Ltd was fined $225,000 for failure to meet their duty to provide a safe workplace and for failing to ensure the correct high-risk work license. Additionally, Franceschi as the Director was...
WorkSafe
Media release
18 May 2018
Axedale Holdings Pty Ltd, trading as Shaw’s Cartage Contractors, was fined in relation to the deaths of two labourers. The deaths were caused by falling concrete tilt-up panels at a Perth construction site. Axedale, among three parties charged, pleaded guilty to failing to ensure the safety of workers, and that failure causing the death of Joseph McDermott and Gerard Bradley. The fine totalled $...
WorkSafe
Media release
18 May 2018
Construction Contracts Act videos and fact sheets Building and Energy has undertaken a full redesign of the section of our website which provides information and guidance to industry and the general public in respect of the Construction Contracts Act 2004 (the CCA). The CCA establishes a process through which construction sector participants can access fast, cost effective dispute resolution...
Building and Energy
Department News
09 May 2018
The department is currently experiencing call quality issues, including calls dropping out, with telephone services to its Cannington office. This problem affects all numbers, including 1300 ones. If you are trying to contact a branch or business unit situated at our Cannington office, we recommend that you email your query to them using the relevant email address found on our Contact information...
Corporate
Department News
20 Mar 2018
A Cannington company and one of its directors have been prosecuted by the Building Commissioner and fined a total of $6,000 for registration offences the company committed while contracting for the fit-out of a Wellard fast food outlet in 2014.
Building and Energy
Media release
13 Mar 2018
The WA Government has announced a review to improve security of payments for subcontractors in Western Australia's building and construction industry, and the establishment of an Industry Advisory Group (IAG).
Building and Energy
Department News
23 Feb 2018
Esperance builders FGS Contracting Pty Ltd (BC101335) and Ryan Wayne Franceschi (BP101345), who is the company’s sole director and nominated supervisor, have been fined $5,000 each and are no longer registered builders in Western Australia.
Building and Energy
Media release
23 Feb 2018
Western Australian builder Choiceliving (WA) Pty Ltd (BC101237 – suspended) has today voluntarily entered into external administration.
Building and Energy
Media release
30 Jan 2018
Building Commissioner Ken Bowron has suspended Choiceliving (WA) Pty Ltd’s (BC101237) building contractor registration due to concerns about the company’s financial status.
Building and Energy
Media release
25 Jan 2018

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