WA Governments Building Act 2011 A Positive Step

The Australian Institute of Building (AIB) welcomes the Building Act 2011 coming into effect in Western Australia today.

Robert Hunt, AIB Chief Executive Officer, stated that, The AIB fully supports this legislation, and has been working closely with the Building Commission in Western Australia on this and other matters. We will be monitoring how the Act works in practice, and its management. However, we are confident that any issues can be sorted out with adequate consultation with organisations like the AIB.

AIB is behind the changes that mean that a private sector building surveyor or local government can be chosen to check compliance with building standards. The new standard application forms and prescribed time frames will also make things easier for builders.

Mr Hunt added, While there are some minor points regarding this legislation that we would like to have clarified, overall we are satisfied that this legislation is a step in the right direction.