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Building regulation Through a range of regulation reforms, Building and Energy has delivered the most significant transformation of Western Australian building laws in over 50 years. Architects Act 2004 The Architects Act 2004 provides for the effective registration of architects in WA. It...
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Western Australia’s Building Commission oversees the regulation of building, painting, building surveying and plumbing services. With all these regulatory functions focused within a single agency, our industry and consumers benefit from a more consistent and efficient service. The Building Services...
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When carrying out ‘builder work’ for another person, in most parts of Western Australia registration as a building contractor is required. What is ‘builder work’? ‘Builder work’ is building work: for...
Building Commission
Fact sheet
22 Jan 2019
This application form is used to notify Building and Energy of a change of name to your gasfitting permit or gasfitting authorisation.
EnergySafety
Form – application
15 Jan 2019
This application form is used to convert your certificate of competency to a gasfitting permit. Fact sheet - converting gasfitting certificate of competency to permit This fact sheet explains what...
EnergySafety
Form – application
07 Mar 2019
This application form is used to advise Building and Energy of a lost or stolen gasfitting permit or gasfitting authorisation and apply for a replacement card.
EnergySafety
Form – application
15 Jan 2019
This application form is used to apply for a gasfitting authorisation.
EnergySafety
Form – application
30 Nov 2017
This application form is used to apply for a Class E gasfitting permit.
EnergySafety
Form – application
09 Jan 2019
This application form is used to apply for a Class I gasfitting permit.
EnergySafety
Form – application
01 Sep 2017
This application form is used to apply for a Class P gasfitting permit.
EnergySafety
Form – application
11 Jan 2019
This application form is suitable for a Western Australian indentured apprentice or non-apprentice (trainee) who has completed either a plumbing apprenticeship or a Certificate III in gasfitting plus...
EnergySafety
Form – application
09 Jan 2019
This application form is used to apply for a restricted Class G gasfitting permit for a non-gasfitting trade trained or overseas gas fitter to work under supervision.
EnergySafety
Form – application
04 May 2015

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The Liberal National Government today introduced legislation into State Parliament to protect payments to subcontractors in the construction industry.
Building Commission
Department News
22 Sep 2016
The 2016-17 financial year sees the Australian Building Codes Board embarking on a significant suite of work relating to the advancement of the Energy Efficiency Provisions in the National Construction Code (NCC). These changes will be considered as part of NCC 2019.
Building Commission
Department News
21 Sep 2016
Waterman’s Bay licensed plumbing tradesperson Gary Clayton Hummerston (TL11472) has been successfully prosecuted by the Plumbers Licensing Board (PLB) for failing to comply with a condition of his licence.
Building Commission
Media release
14 Sep 2016
An interim report into the discovery of asbestos in the new Perth Children’s Hospital (PCH) has found the procurement processes used by principal contractor John Holland Pty Ltd to be comprehensive and consistent with industry practice. However, industry and government must improve processes for detecting and preventing the presence of non-conforming and hazardous products in buildings. Released...
Building Commission
Media release
13 Sep 2016
The Building Services Board has fined Willetton building company Build West Pty Ltd (reg. BC10002) $5,000 and its director and nominated supervisor Shaun Middleton (BP37114) $2,500 for negligent conduct and failing to properly manage and supervise its work.
Building Commission
Media release
31 Aug 2016
Wangara builder Jeffrey West (reg. BP101011 & BC100818), the sole trader of Kameleon Homes , no longer holds a builder registration in Western Australia.
Building Commission
Media release
31 Aug 2016
Northbridge builder Joseph Merenda (BP10668) has been fined $5,000 and refused renewal of his building practitioner registration as a result of disciplinary action by the Building Services Board.
Building Commission
Media release
30 Aug 2016
Hillarys man Saad Soliman (reg. BP10488), as the sole director, nominated supervisor and secretary of liquidated building company Benchmark Designer Homes (BC10941), has been ordered to pay by consent a $5,000 fine and costs of $10,000 as a result of disciplinary action by the Building Services Board.
Building Commission
Media release
18 Aug 2016
Major reforms to improve the efficiency, productivity and consistency of the Western Australian building industry will progress further today as the Liberal National Government hosted its second Building Summit.
Building Commission
Media release
09 Aug 2016
Perth company Top Class Roof Restorations Pty Ltd and its sole director and secretary Troy Anthony Coward have been prosecuted by the Building Commissioner for contractual offences and fined a total of $7,000.
Building Commission
Media release
03 Aug 2016

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