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Building your new home is an exciting time but such a big investment can be daunting. This video guidance has been produced to outline the most important things for you consider, ensuring that you’re aware of your rights and responsibilities at each stage of the build. By knowing what to expect and...
Building or renovating your home
Building your new home is an exciting time but such a big investment can be daunting. This video guidance has been produced to outline the most important things for you consider, ensuring that you’re aware of your rights and responsibilities at each stage of the build. By knowing what to expect and...
Building or renovating your home
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 149 – Heated water delivery temperature requirements Industry Bulletin 148 – Changes to the Plumbing Regulations commencing on 1 May 2023 Industry Bulletin 133 –...
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
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
These publications are designed to help WA organisations and their associated workforces (including volunteers) understand the new Work Health and Safety laws. Statement of Regulatory Intent This Statement from the regulator provides the principles for the regulatory approach that WorkSafe (...
Work health and safety laws
This information is designed to help WA organisations and their associated workforces (including volunteers) understand the Work Health and Safety laws. A WHS service provider is a person conducting a business or undertaking (PCBU) that provides work health and safety services to another business...
Main responsibilities and duties under WHS

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This Report is the fifth annual report on the progress of local governments’ pool inspection programs and is in response to recommendation 7 of the Ombudsman WA report Investigation into ways to...
Building and Energy
Reports
08 Dec 2023
Important guidance for beginning the building process including tips for choosing a builder and signing your home building work contract. Available in Chinese Simplified (Mandarin), Vietnamese,...
Building and Energy
Fact sheet
07 Nov 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
Important guidance for beginning the building process including tips for choosing a builder and signing your home building work contract.
Building and Energy
Fact sheet
29 Sep 2023
This industry bulletin is intended to highlight the process of extending the duration of a building permit
Building and Energy
Bulletin
28 Jun 2023
This bulletin provides information for those involved in the design, certification and installation of timber framed walls, including builders, building surveyors, structural engineers and suppliers.
Building and Energy
Bulletin
26 Jun 2023
Supporting Documents for Building Engineer’s Registration: Explanatory statement Submission template
Building and Energy
Consultations / public comment
09 Feb 2023
An overview of building disputes for the month of November.
Building and Energy
Reports
23 Dec 2022
An overview of building disputes for the month of September.
Building and Energy
Reports
23 Dec 2022
An overview of building disputes for the month of October.
Building and Energy
Reports
23 Dec 2022

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Announcements

Incorrect identification of floors as mezzanines rather than storeys Inadequate fire safety measures for the building’s actual effective height Building surveyors’ employer at the time is deregistered WA’s Building Services Board has cautioned and fined two building surveyors for misleading conduct in connection with a Scarborough apartment development. The Board found registered building...
Building and Energy
Media release
28 Nov 2023
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
Negligent, misleading and unconscionable conduct under builder registration laws Issues during building projects in Shenton Park, Kensington and North Perth $25,000 total fine following SAT mediation with Building and Energy A father and son have been fined a combined $25,000 for improper conduct while overseeing four building projects, including carrying out unauthorised work, providing...
Building and Energy
Media release
17 Aug 2023
False home indemnity insurance certificates provided for a development project Permit authority misled when issuing a building permit $5,000 fine issued by the Building Services Board The Building Services Board has issued a $5,000 fine to a Herne Hill building contractor for misleading a permit authority into issuing a building permit based on false home indemnity insurance (HII) certificates...
Building and Energy
Media release
31 Jul 2023
False home indemnity insurance certificate provided Building Services Board issues $3,500 fine Building permit application attempts to mislead permit authority The Building Services Board has issued a $3,500 fine to a Port Kennedy building contractor for providing a false certificate of home indemnity insurance (HII) to a permit authority as part of a building permit application. The Board found...
Building and Energy
Media release
31 Jul 2023
$34,600 staircase, decking and painting project left incomplete and faulty $8,000 fine after guilty plea for non-compliance with a building remedy order Previous order to pay more than $47,000 in rectification costs After issuing an $8,000 fine for abandoned building work, a magistrate has warned tradespeople not to accept jobs if they cannot complete them to the expected standards. The comments...
Building and Energy
Media release
12 Jul 2023
Almost $250,000 in fines, compensation and costs No builder registration for carport work in Cottesloe and Mount Pleasant Ignored official orders to rectify work in Alexander Heights and Mount Hawthorn A Perth tradesman and his company have been ordered to pay almost $250,000 in fines, compensation and costs after four property owners were left with unauthorised, defective or incomplete building...
Building and Energy
Media release
05 Jul 2023

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