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For the purpose of this technical note, a “multi-unit development” for sanitary drainage is defined as a development of three or more residential Class 1a buildings limited to a height of three...
Building Commission
Technical standards
16 Aug 2017
This technical note has been developed with the assistance of the Plumbing Industry Reference Group and is issued as a guide to the Western Australian plumbing industry for the correct use and...
Building Commission
Technical standards
25 Oct 2017
This technical note responds to issues raised by licensed plumbers regarding the installation of reticulation/irrigation cut-ins and backflow prevention, 40 mm traps (using products with built-in air...
Building Commission
Technical standards
22 May 2014
Boundary traps perform a vital role in sewerage networks protecting the main drains of private properties and the community from harmful sewer gases.
Building Commission
Technical standards
22 May 2014
This technical nte has been issued to alert the plumbing industry and stakeholders to acceptable methods for the termination of waste water drains from evaporative airconditioners.
Building Commission
Technical standards
22 May 2014
This technical note has been developed as a guide to the Western Australian plumbing industry regarding the thermal insulation of heated water piping and the installation of heat traps.
Building Commission
Technical standards
22 May 2014
This technical note has been issued to inform the plumbing industry about the regulated limitations on the use of plastic pipes when installing solar water heaters. Plastic pipes are now commonly...
Building Commission
Technical standards
22 May 2014
This technical note has been issued to inform the plumbing industry about the correct termination of drain lines from temperature/pressure-relief valves and expansion control valves associated with...
Building Commission
Technical standards
22 May 2014
This technical note has been published to clarify that the requirement for an overflow relief gully is not removed by the installation of a reflux valve. It contains information for the Western...
Building Commission
Technical standards
08 Aug 2017
This technical note has been issued to inform the Western Australian plumbing industry of processes and requirements for the testing of drainage plumbing work.
Building Commission
Technical standards
22 May 2014

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New water laws, which look to transform the provision of water, sewerage, irrigation and drainage services in Western Australia, came into effect on Tuesday, 19 November 2013. While the new legislation, the Water Services Act 2012 and the Water Services Regulations 2013 (the Water Laws), specifically relates to water services providers, there are a number of amendments for those working in the...
Building Commission
Department News
29 Nov 2013
The Building Commission recently brought together stakeholders from across the building and plumbing industries to look back at its past achievements and hear about its future directions. The Building the Industry 2013 presentation and sundowner was held at the Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre on 6 December 2013 and acted as the industry launch for the Commission’s Strategic Plan 2013-2016...
Building Commission
Department News
12 Dec 2013
In June 2013, the State Government announced that an independent review of Western Australia’s plumbing regulations would be undertaken by ACIL Allen Consulting. The consultant’s final report , which was informed through consultation with the WA plumbing industry, is now available.
Building Commission
Department News
13 Feb 2014
Tuesday 11 March is World Plumbing Day! Initiated by the World Plumbing Council and celebrated annually, this international event raises awareness of the important role of the plumbing industry in protecting public health and safety, and the environment. The availability of clean drinking water and basic sanitation is something that affects us all, and our Australian lifestyles would be very...
Building Commission
Department News
11 Mar 2014
A summary of submissions received on the discussion paper ‘Alternative Plumbing Solutions in Western Australia’ is now available for viewing.
Building Commission
Department News
13 Mar 2014

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