Public Buildings Regulation Review

Closed 1 Feb 2019

Opened 17 Oct 2018


The key focus of this review is to obtain stakeholder feedback on the most effective option for the management of public health risks associated with public buildings in Western Australia.

Please read the discussion paper entitled Managing public health risks in public buildings in Western Australia, before completing this survey.

The discussion paper outlines a number of options and recommendations for managing public health risks associated with public buildings in WA. 

These options include:

  • Option A: Take no action - repeal the existing regulations without replacement and allow the industry to self-regulate
  • Option B: Provide new, updated regulations under the Repeal the Public Health Act 2016

The feedback will be presented to the Better Regulation Unit to aid in future management decision making.

The survey should take approximately 40 minutes to complete. There are 28 questions. You do not have to comment on all the questions, and can focus on those areas that are important to you.

Unless marked as confidential, all correspondence will be regarded as public and documents may be made available on the Department of Health website or viewed by members of the public on request. If you wish for your response to remain confidential please check the box at the beginning of the survey.

You can read the survey questions here prior to completing the online survey. 

Why your views matter

With the introduction of the Public Health Act 2016 in WA, all public health regulations, including the Health (Public Buildings) Regulations 1992, must be reviewed and either repealed or replaced with regulations aligned with the new regulatory framework.

You are welcome to provide additional feedback that may not be related to any of the questions or ideas for options that have not been considered.

Please explain the reasons behind your suggestions, and where possible evidence to support your views, estimates of any costs that may relate to the proposal, and examples of solutions. 


  • Consumers


  • Policy development