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Articles on national licensing, unlicensed drainage plumbing work, WaterMark certification, new fees, MPA forums and the MPA and Building Commission 2012 Awards for Excellence.
Building Commission
Newsletter
21 May 2015
Building Commission Industry Bulletins are published to provide regular updates on legislative requirements for the building industry of Western Australia.
Building Commission
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 Commission
Bulletin
20 May 2014
With the increasing demand on our drinking water supply, the necessity to conserve water in our drying climate and the requirement to comply with the 2003 edition of the plumbing standards AS/NZS...
Building Commission
Technical standards
22 May 2014
After consideration of all facets of the plumbing industry, the Plumbers Licensing Board, through consultation with industry members and its own team of technical compliance officers, has modified...
Building Commission
Technical standards
22 May 2014
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

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Announcements

We wish to draw your attention to a number of consultations being undertaken that are of relevance to the building industry.
Building Commission
Department News
24 Jul 2014
A Scarborough paving company and its Director have been ordered to pay a total of $20,000 in penalties after admitting to falsely advertising that the business was a member of the Master Builders Association (MBA). Realgold Corporation Pty Ltd, trading as Repave Spay-On Paving, and its sole Director Peter Vukmirovic were each ordered to pay a penalty of $10,000 by the District Court on 24 April...
Building Commission
Department News
29 Apr 2014
We wish to draw your attention to consultations being undertaken that are of relevance to the building industry. We have provided links to the consultation information below. As these reviews and subsequent consultations are not being carried out by the Building Commission, you will need to direct any submissions or questions to the relevant agency. Details of how to make a submission are...
Building Commission
Department News
29 May 2014
The 4th Australian Lean Construction Conference will be held at the Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre from 12-14 August 2014. Hosted by the Lean Construction Institute of Western Australia in collaboration with RFID for Energy, Mining and Construction, the theme of the 2014 event will be “Smarter and Leaner Projects in Australia”. "The conference brings together global best practices from...
Building Commission
Event
23 Jun 2014
Federal and state ministers have agreed to significant building regulation reforms to the National Construction Code (NCC).
Building Commission
Department News
04 Jun 2014
The State Administrative Tribunal has suspended Western Australian plumber Jason Wayne Walker’s (PL6489) plumbing contractor licence.
Building Commission
Media release
21 May 2014
Please note: The comment period for this proposal has now closed. This page has been retained for archiving purposes. Members of the plumbing industry are invited to comment on a proposal that would see provisional licences offered to overseas qualified plumbers working in Western Australia. Only licensed persons can perform plumbing work in WA, which places a requirement on people from overseas...
Building Commission
Department News
14 May 2014
The Building Commission will introduce a number of enhancements to its existing compliance program in 2014, aimed at ensuring performance standards are being met and the licensing system works as intended. Many licensed plumbing contractors will have experienced a ‘compliance check’ from one of the Building Commission’s plumbing inspectors and in 2014, a compliance check of a contractor’s records...
Building Commission
Department News
28 Nov 2013
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

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