Public Comment

Next stop for professional registration: WA

The Western Australian government has released a consultation paper proposing changes to the Building Services (Registration) Act 2011 to allow for the registration of building engineers. Released by the Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety, the consultation regulation impact statement (CRIS) comes at a time when registration schemes are appearing around the country – […]


Legionnaires’ warning for Perth

The Western Australia government is reminding building managers to maintain cooling towers and flush other water systems that may not have had regular use recently – including showers, emergency eye baths, spas, fountains and ice machines – to prevent Legionnaires’ disease. The warnings follow five cases of Legionnaires’ disease notified to the Department of Health […]

Legislation Updates Public Comment

New regs for air-handling and water systems in WA

The Western Australian Department of Health (DOH) has prepared a second discussion paper to explore new regulations around air-handling and water systems. In May 2019 the DOH released a discussion paper for public consultation to investigate the most effective option for managing the potential public health risks associated with air-handling and water distribution systems to […]

Building reform
Events and conferences Legislation Updates

Reforming approvals for commercial buildings

The Department Of Mines, Industry Regulation And Safety – Building And Energy is holding a free information session on the Consultation Regulatory Impact Statement (CRIS) titled Reforms to the approvals process for commercial buildings in Western Australia. The CRIS will be published on Wednesday, December 11 and will be available from the Building and Energy website. The […]

Events and conferences

HVAC&R Emerging Trends Symposium

Perth is preparing for an HVAC&R extravaganza on June 13 with the Emerging Trends Symposium and AIRAH Industry Night. AIRAH’s annual Industry Night – dubbed by some as the ARBS of the west – has always been well-attended. But in recent years exhibitors and attendees have requested it be expanded to include presentations and more spaces […]

Public Comment

WA: Air-handling and water systems regulation review

The Department of Health (DOH) is reviewing the Health (Air-handling and Water Systems) Regulations 1994. Since the Public Health Act 2016 was introduced, the Air-handling Regulations must be reviewed and either repealed or replaced with new regulations. The focus of this review is to obtain feedback on the most effective option for managing the public health risks […]

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Turney among best in the west

The HVAC&R industry has appeared in the 2019 40under40 awards with the nomination of Nicholas Turney, Affil.AIRAH, Managing Director of Eco Climate Solutions in the People’s Choice category. Established in 2002 by Business News, the 40under40 awards celebrate Western Australia’s 40 leading business entrepreneurs under the age of 40. According to the organisers, “the program […]

Events and conferences

2018 Western Australia IS Conference

The Infrastructure Sustainability Council of Australia (ISCA), in partnership with Forrestfield-Airport Link, is holding a one-day conference on July 18 about sustainable infrastructure in Western Australia. The conference will feature innovations, inspiration and exemplar case studies of sustainable infrastructure, and will include a site tour of the progress of the Forrestfield-Airport Link tunnel, keynote speakers […]