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Building Commission Advisory Notes are published to provide technical and regulatory information for the building industry of Western Australia.
Building and Energy
Advisory note
20 May 2014
Building Commission Advisory Notes are published to provide technical and regulatory information for the building industry of Western Australia.
Building and Energy
Advisory note
20 May 2014
Building Commission Advisory Notes are published to provide technical and regulatory information for the building industry of Western Australia.
Building and Energy
Advisory note
20 May 2014
Building Commission Advisory Notes are published to provide technical and regulatory information for the building industry of Western Australia.
Building and Energy
Advisory note
20 May 2014
When dealing with building disputes relating to a regulated building service, Building and Energy may require the parties to a complaint to provide further details about the complaint. These further...
Building and Energy
Fact sheet
23 Jan 2019
The Building Act 2011 provides a comprehensive system of building control, s ets standards for buildings and demolition work in WA and deals with building or demolition work that affects other land...
Building and Energy
Fact sheet
04 Jun 2014
Building Commission Industry Bulletins are published to provide regular updates on legislative requirements for the building industry of Western Australia.
Building and Energy
Bulletin
20 May 2014
Building Commission Industry Bulletins are published to provide regular updates on legislative requirements for the building industry of Western Australia.
Building and Energy
Bulletin
20 May 2014
Building Commission Industry Bulletins are published to provide regular updates on legislative requirements for the building industry of Western Australia.
Building and Energy
Bulletin
20 May 2014
Building Commission Industry Bulletins are published to provide regular updates on legislative requirements for the building industry of Western Australia.
Building and Energy
Bulletin
20 May 2014

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Announcements

Pemberton builder John George Ryan (BP8830 & BC8830) has been fined $5,000 by the Building Services Board for failing to manage and supervise work he carried out at a Manjimup property between March 2010 and July 2011.
Building and Energy
Media release
05 Jul 2016
A report by Auditor General Colin Murphy has assessed how well the Building Commission regulates Western Australia’s residential building industry.
Building and Energy
Department News
24 Jun 2016
The Building Commission is currently considering the creation of a technical advisory committee for the purpose of considering and providing advice on technical building matters and queries regarding the requirements of building legislation, the Building Code of Australia (BCA), and related Australian Standards. The committee will be named the Building Rules Advisory Committee (BRAC). The...
Building and Energy
Department News
21 Jun 2016
Waterford builder Nicholas Hunter (BC10879 and BP10879) has been fined $2,500 by the Building Services Board for negligent conduct relating to building work he carried out at a Bull Creek property between August and December 2013.
Building and Energy
Media release
20 Jun 2016
The Map of Bush Fire Prone Areas 2016 (the Map) will be available from the Department of Fire and Emergency Services (DFES) website from noon tomorrow. The Map will be given effect by the accompanying Fire and Emergency Services (Bush Fire Prone Areas) Order 2016 which will be published in tomorrow’s Government Gazette. The designation of bush fire prone areas, as shown on the Map, comes into...
Building and Energy
Department News
19 May 2016
From 8 April 2016 new roof-mounted evaporative coolers being installed on residential buildings that are located in a designated bush fire prone area must be fitted with non-combustible covers. The Building Commission has produced a new fact sheet Roof-mounted evaporative coolers to explain the risks and requirements. For further information please contact the Building Commission on 1300 489 099...
Building and Energy
Department News
11 Apr 2016
A Building Industry Summit today aims to identify new red tape reductions and ways to streamline regulatory requirements for the construction of new homes, residential renovations and commercial construction.
Building and Energy
Department News
02 Feb 2016
The State Government has announced reforms for building in bushfire-prone areas of Western Australia. The Department of Fire and Emergency Services has prepared a map which identifies the bushfire-prone areas across the State. A bushfire hazard assessment will be required for new homes in areas identified as bushfire-prone on the map. The assessment will determine the level of construction...
Building and Energy
Department News
07 Dec 2015
From 1 November 2015 Great Lakes Australia (GLA) commenced issuing Home Indemnity Insurance (HII) Policies via their agent Residential Builders Underwriting Agency (RBUA) with all Calliden HII Policies transferred over to GLA via a Scheme of Arrangement. All Western Australian HII policies are now issued by either RBUA or QBE Insurance. Further information on HII can be found on the Home...
Building and Energy
Department News
17 Nov 2015
Information sessions on accreditation and training for Level 1 BAL Assessors are to be held on Friday 14 August 2015 in Perth and Bunbury.
Building and Energy
Department News
31 Jul 2015

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