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A certificate of compliance is required before a building permit, occupancy permit or building approval certificate can be granted by a permit authority. There are two signatures on a certificate of compliance: the signature of the building surveying practitioner registered under the Registration...
A guide to the building approvals process in WA
Coverage The Building Act 2011 (the Building Act) applies to buildings and structures attached to or incidental to a building. What is a building? There is no formal definition of a building in the Building Act; it takes its normal meaning, such as in a dictionary or in normal conversation. In the...
A guide to the building approvals process in WA
The Local Government Extranet provides information for permit authorities on the Building Act 2011 and the building approval process. The Extranet requires a login. If you have forgotten your login details or need assistance please email bcpublications@dmirs.wa.gov.au or phone 1300 489 099 and ask...
Building approvals
The Building Commission has supported an industry-led project to provide a practical building solution to enable alterations and additions in Class 1 or attached Class 10 buildings to meet the energy efficiency requirements that will apply from 1 May 2015. This project has resulted in the...
Codes and standards
Building classifications under the BCA.
Building approvals
The Building Services (Registration) Act 2011 requires that an individual, partnership or company that carries out, or undertakes to carry out, building surveying work as the person issuing a compliance certificate must be a registered building surveying 'contractor' or a building surveying ‘...
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Applications for occupancy permits and building approval certificates Application for an occupancy permit for a completed building (s. 46) The fee is $97.70 Application for a temporary occupancy permit for an incomplete building (s. 47) The fee is $97.70 Application for modification of an occupancy...
Building Act fees
The Media Liaison Officer is the first point of contact for journalists and other members of the media wanting information about the Building Commission and its activities. The current liaison officer is: Amanda Iannuzzi Email: bcmedia@dmirs.wa.gov.au Phone: 08 6251 1335 Mobile: 0466 409 828...
About the Building Commission
Advertisement of fixed/low-fee adjudications/advisory services As part of its role in administering the Construction Contracts Act 2004 (the Act) and promoting the use of rapid adjudication to resolve contractual payment dispute, the Building Commission is interested in providing information to...
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Our office hours are from 8.30am to 4.30pm, Monday to Friday. Level 1, Mason Bird Building 303 Sevenoaks Street Cannington WA 6107 Find directions to the Building Commission on Google Maps General enquiries Please note: the Building Commission general enquiries line will be temporarily unavailable...
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The Building Amendment Regulations 2017 (the Amendment Regulations) were published in the Government Gazette on Tuesday 7 February 2017 to come into operation on Wednesday 8 February 2017. The...
Building Commission
Bulletin
13 Feb 2017
This Industry Bulletin provides guidance on estimating the value of building work for the purposes of submitting a building permit application.
Building Commission
Bulletin
05 Jan 2017
This industry bulletin is to inform building industry stakeholders of an extension to the Ministerial Order that exempts certain owners of land from the requirement to sign an application for a...
Building Commission
Bulletin
23 Dec 2016
Articles on the Yuanda building products audit, paint adhesion to white set plaster, emergency plumbing repairs in remote Aboriginal communities, changes to the Construction Contracts Act, industry...
Building Commission
Newsletter
12 Dec 2016
From 15 December 2016, important changes to the Construction Contracts Act 2004 (the Act) come into effect. These changes aim to improve the operation of, and access to, the rapid adjudication scheme...
Building Commission
Bulletin
09 Dec 2016
The Building Act 2011 (the Act) requires certain inspections and tests to be conducted during or at completion of building work before a notice of completion is provided to the permit authority. The...
Building Commission
Bulletin
09 Nov 2016
This sample form is not a formal document. It has been designed to include the information an inspection certificate must contain where one is required under regulation 27 or 28 of the Building...
Building Commission
Information
09 Nov 2016

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The Form 75 Owner-builder approval application has been revised to be easier to understand and simpler to complete . Older versions of this form will no longer be assessed after 31 August 2017. Permit authorities are requested to update any hard copies of this form or any links/downloadable versions on their website. The changes aim at promoting responsibilities and obligations undertaken by an...
Building Commission
Department News
13 Jun 2017
The June 2017 edition of Building Commission News is out now. Read the Building Commission News Edition 2/2017 – June 2017 The newsletter features articles on audit and compliance matters, industry updates, events, and links to new publications. If you didn't receive a copy of the newsletter, make sure you are signed up to receive our news and updates. Subscribe to news and updates
Building Commission
Department News
13 Jun 2017
The Map of Bush Fire Prone Areas 2017 (the Map) that comes into effect on Thursday 1 June 2017, is now available from the Department of Fire and Emergency Services (DFES) website. This edition of the Map will show both ‘new’ bush fire prone areas and those ‘continuing’ from earlier editions of the Map. All bush fire prone areas will be coloured pink on the Map, with ‘new’ bush fire prone areas...
Building Commission
Department News
02 Jun 2017
Registered builder Anthony Clay trading as Mallee Tree Homes and Additions has accepted a fine of $5,000 and costs of $1,500 as a result of disciplinary action commenced by the Building Services Board in the State Administration Tribunal in April 2017. As a result of the proceedings, Mr Clay admitted that he had engaged in negligent conduct and harsh, misleading or deceptive conduct, in...
Building Commission
Media release
31 May 2017
Building Commissioner Peter Gow has issued a public warning about the status of registered building contractor Contempo Group Pty Ltd (reg. BC14145). The Building Commission has been advised by Contempo Group’s director that the building contractor’s nominated building supervisor, Mr John Hewitt (reg. 14108) is no longer performing the role of nominated supervisor. The Building Commission has...
Building Commission
Media release
22 May 2017
Residential building work over $20,000 must be covered by home indemnity insurance (HII) which protects owners against the risk of losing the deposit or other financial loss if the builder cannot complete the work or meet a valid claim for faulty or unsatisfactory building work because of death, disappearance or insolvency. Residential builders, owner builders and permit authorities are reminded...
Building Commission
Department News
22 May 2017
The Building Services Board has imposed a condition on the building contractor registration of Kalgoorlie builder Simon Pekovich Homes Pty Ltd (BC66114), trading as Amberley Homes .
Building Commission
Media release
03 May 2017
The Building Services Board has imposed a condition on the contractor registration of Mount Hawthorn-based builder Turquoise Developments Pty Ltd (reg. BC14354), trading as Talbot Le Page Homes.
Building Commission
Media release
26 Apr 2017
The Building Commission’s final report into the construction of the Perth Children’s Hospital (PCH) has cleared the building of asbestos and fire safety issues and identifies the likely sources of the lead contamination.
Building Commission
Media release
24 Apr 2017
The Building Commission wishes to advise members of the building industry that the Australian Government has now finalised its response to the Review of the Disability (Access to Premises – Buildings) Standards 2010, commonly known as the ‘Premises Standards’. The review and response are now publicly available. On 1 May 2011 the Building Code of Australia (BCA) was amended to achieve consistency...
Building Commission
Department News
20 Apr 2017

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