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Legislative Framework

The Building Commission has been leading the implementation of the Government’s package of building regulation reforms which will deliver the most significant transformation to Western Australian building legislation in over 50 years.  The Building Commission develops policy proposals related to building industry standards and regulation and provides advice on building industry matters.

Recently passed legislation:

Recently passed legislation which will have phased implementation over 12 months: 

Amendments to the Building Act 2011 being considered in Parliament will further streamline the building approval process.

  • Building Amendment Bill 2012

Other Acts applying to the building industry that are administered by the Building Commission:

The Acts and subsidiary legislation can be accessed via the State Law Publisher website at