Our Policies

Since our establishment in 1901, The Master Plumbers and Gasfitters Association of Western Australia has been dedicated to advancing the plumbing and gasfitting industry for the betterment of all. Our policy agenda is reflective of our commitment to public health, safety, and the prosperity of our members and the community at large.

Advocating for Industry Reform

Our policies address crucial areas that impact our members and the wider community, including:

  • Security of Payment: Advocating for legislation that mandates trust accounts for progress payments, ensuring fairness and financial stability for subcontractors.
  • Plumbing in Old Residential Buildings: Pushing for policies that incentivise proper maintenance and upgrades, safeguarding property values and public health.
  • Workplace Health and Safety: Working towards an industry where workplace-related injuries or illnesses are eliminated, emphasising education and compliance.
  • Workplace Relations: Seeking a balanced approach that allows for flexible, mutually beneficial agreements between employers and employees.
  • Small Business Support: Proposing measures to alleviate administrative and financial burdens on small businesses, which form the backbone of our industry.

Our Vision for Industry Standards and Training

  • Standards and Product Safety: Campaigning for the reduction of lead in brass fittings, mandatory WaterMark certification, and consistent safety standards to protect public health.
  • Training, Licensing, and Careers: Advocating for consistent training and licensing requirements across Australia to ensure high standards of competency and to facilitate workforce mobility.

Key Campaigns

  • Building on Solid Foundations: Our ongoing campaign for industry reform focuses on these critical policy areas to ensure a sustainable, safe, and prosperous future for plumbing and gasfitting in WA and beyond.

Dive Deeper into Our Policies

To understand the full extent of our advocacy and the detailed policies we are pursuing, we invite you to explore further:

  • Download 'Our Policies - What We Are Fighting For': Gain insights into our comprehensive policy document that outlines our stance and proposed solutions across various areas of concern.
  • Read 'Building on Solid Foundations': Discover our vision for the future of the building and construction industry in WA, emphasising the need for foundational reforms.

Join us in our mission to advance the plumbing and gasfitting industry, ensuring it continues to serve as a cornerstone of public health, safety, and economic prosperity in Western Australia.

To learn more

Download 'Our Policies - What We Are Fighting For' (PDF file, 28 pages)

Read 'Building on Solid Foundations' - our campaign for industry reform