Workshops and Training
The Water Corporation has recently had a number of cases whereby landscaping and irrigation contractors are not applying for watering exemptions when establishing a new lawn or garden for their customers. In the past, the landscaper has planted the new lawn or garden and set the irrigation to operate every day, but has not applied for a watering exemption. The contractor must call the Water Corporation and request the watering exemption on the date the exemption needs to commence. The householder cannot water by sprinklers, outside of their watering roster, until an exemption is put in place. What you will need to tell us when applying:
The period of exemption is for 35 days, this period applies across the state. At the end of the 35 day period, the contractor or property owner must amend the settings on the irrigation controller to ensure the system is watering in accordance with the normal watering rosters. If the householder is not granted an exemption or is found not to comply with the exemption conditions, an infringement notice can be issued. The penalty is a $500 fine, which may be modified to a $100 on the spot fine.
All landscaping and irrigation contractors should apply for an exemption following the above activities by calling 13 10 39.
Contact Building Commission for assistance on understanding the repercussions of not familiarising with the Home Building Contract Act 1991, or attend workshop on March 6, 2013.
Don Parker | Compliance Officer | Building Commission | Department of Commerce | Government of Western Australia | Level 1, 31 Troode Street, West Perth WA 6005 | T (08) 9476 1225 F (08) 9476 1276 M 0438 916 360 E : email@example.com
Effective April 1, 2012
Important update for all industry members involved in dealing with local government authorities, and seeking building licenses for contracted works. Please view the Power Point presentation by Building Commission distributed to industry associations in October 2011 detailing some of the key changes.
Every year the Melbourne International Flower & Garden is full of cutting edge floral designs and landscape gardens.
April 18-22, 2013, Perry Lakes Floreat Perth
This event is owned by Nursery Garden Industry of WA (NGIWA) and managed by event organiser Strahan Events. Please contact Angelique Cooper or Pat Strahan for more information of event details. If you are planning to book a site to promote your services and/or products, you are offered a special rates as LIAWA member. Click link http://www.gardenweek.com.au/show-features/
An popular international event. No packaged tour organised via LIAWA. Please check RHS website for more information.
Showcasing past award-winning and finalists projects; residential and public open spaces. Dates and projects to be confirmed.
Nov 7-9, 2013 - please check organiser and event website for more information.
LIAWA is working with a corporate tour organiser to put together a special package of flights + accommodation + breakfast + bus tour of award-winning gardens and roof top gardens for industry members. Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org for EOI to join us on this special group package.
May 2014 at Claremont Showgrounds, Perth
This is a trade event for landscape designers / architects, landscape contractors, trades, suppliers, students of landscaping, builders, developers, architects, and local government. Visit the website or download this brochure for more information or contact Event Manager, Michael McAlister. Entry is free. Members of LIAWA will receive a discounted rate if you quote your LIAWA member number to the organisers.
The event of the year and much awaited get-together of the year for the landscaping industry. A celebration of excellence in the industry. Meeting of creative minds, and great trade skills all under one roof to celebrate the success of another year of great works to inspire. A night of laughter, glamour, and great entertainment and dance.