Fine increased after appeal
A BUILDING surveying company and its director have been fined $7500 after certifying plans that resulted in a noncomplying swimming pool barrier at a home in Iluka.
The State Administrative Tribunal also ordered WA Building Certifiers and Assessors and its sole director John Phillip Greenwood to pay $3000 costs.
The tribunal found that Mr Greenwood, who has been contacted by the Times for comment, engaged in misleading conduct and failed to properly manage and supervise a building service when he signed a certificate of design compliance in 2016 for extension plans that included doors which would open on to an outdoor pool area. Under WA’s building regulations, such doors must be separately approved by the permit authority – the City of Joondalup.
In 2017, a City of Joondalup inspection found the unapproved and non-compliant doors had been installed. Mr Greenwood was fined $4000 and the company $3500.
The recent finding resulted from the company and Mr Greenwood seeking a tribunal review of an April 2018 decision by the Building Services Board, which had imposed fines of $5000 in relation to the same conduct.
The tribunal’s decision now supersedes the board’s earlier findings.