Painter fined for unregistered work
KARAWARA A KARAWARA resident was ordered to pay $2000 after he was prosecuted for unauthorised painting work at a Wilson property in 2012.
Unregistered painter Tom Tomic pleaded guilty, in his absence, at Perth Magistrates Court on September 4 to one charge of carrying out a prescribed building service for another person.
This was an offence under the Building Services (Registration) Act 2011.
The work was valued at more than $15,000 and included internal and external painting of ceilings and walls, and glossing of woodwork for Intergity Developments between July and October 2012.
This was not the first time Mr Tomic had been prosecuted for unauthorised painting work.
The court heard Mr Tomic previously held a registration but it was cancelled when he failed to pay the annual fee.
He continued to perform unauthorised work leading to a conviction of a similar offence in 2009.
Building Commission acting executive director Sandy Randall said the registration system was important to protect consumers and the quality of the building industry.
“Having previously held a painter registration, Mr Tomic was clearly aware of his obligations under the laws when he offended,” she said.