Qualified Building Inspectors from SW19 and KPMG have been awarded packages of work for the initial pilot to assess the condition of properties across the Perth metropolitan region. Following these inspections, they will compile reports on each property to provide the Department of Communities with detailed information on works that may be required in the future.
The BCA program will allow the condition of older homes to be uniformly assessed and works prioritised to improve their condition, and in many cases, extend their useful life in line with the requirements of the State Infrastructure Strategy.
The BCA inspections commenced in mid-January 2022. An initial 'pilot' of approximately 240 BCA inspections will be completed in metropolitan Perth, and it is projected that a further 4,000 inspections will be completed by June 2023.
The Maintenance Inspection Package will deliver BCAs across approximately 10,000 Department-owned assets across Western Australia over the four-year lifespan of the project.