WA – HENDRY building surveyors advise that new penalties apply for breaches of the Building Act 2011 and Building Regulations 2012, there will be substantial penalties for buildings that are built, occupied or used without the appropriate permits in place. The following penalties may be imposed:

(a) For a first offence, a fine of $50,000;

(b) For a second offence, a fine of $75,000;

(c)  For a third or subsequent offence, a fine of $100,000 and imprisonment for 12 months.