THE Building Commissioner has prosecuted Rockingham builder Gary Alan Cramphorn for failing to produce records to confirm his financial status.
Mr Cramphorn was found guilty, in his absence, of failing to comply with a direction to produce records in Perth Magistrates Court on September 4.
Failing to produce records is an offence under the Building Services (Complaint Resolution and Administration) Act 2011.
The court ordered him to pay a $1000 fine of $1,000 and $564 costs.
The Building Commission issued the direction in writing to Mr Cramphorn’s last known business and residential addresses in June 2015, after receiving information he may have limited financial capacity to operate as a building service contractor.
The direction required Mr Cramphorn provide information relating to his financial status to the Building Commission by July 10.
Mr Cramphorn failed to comply with the direction by the due date.
The Building Services Board has also decided to pursue disciplinary action against Mr Cramphorn through the State Administrative Tribunal.
“By failing to provide information about his financial capacity, Mr Cramphorn restricted the Building Commissioner’s ability to protect consumers,” Building Commission acting executive director Sandy Randall said.
“Registered builders are reminded it is the Building Commissioner’s role to monitor and regulate the building industry and that their builder’s registration comes with an obligation to comply with the Commissioner’s directions.
“The Building Commission will continue to prosecute and name those who put consumer interests and the reputation of the building industry at risk.”