Resolving a Dispute

WA Building disputes

The Construction Contracts Act 2004 (the Act) came into operation in Western Australia on 1 January 2005. The Act supports good payment practices in the building and construction industry and provides an effective rapid adjudication process for payment disputes. The rapid adjudication process helps individual parties and the industry with cash flow issues. This process allows an experienced and independent adjudicator to review the claim, and where satisfied that some payment is due, make a binding determination for money to be paid. Click here for more information about the Act >>

The Institute of Arbitrators and Mediators Australia (IAMA), ABN 80 008 520 045, is a leading prescribed appointor and registered training provider under the Act. Following the merger of IAMA with LEADR in January 2015, now known as Resolution Institute, the organisation of IAMA has been retained in order to ensure that where IAMA has been listed as a prescribed appointor, nominating authority or otherwise referred to for the purposes of appointing a dispute resolution professional, the applicable service can be provided. Resolution Institute has been appointed by the Board of IAMA to administer IAMA operations. In this capacity Resolution Institute has been administering IAMA appointments under the Construction Contracts Act 2004 (CCA) since January 2015.

Resolution Institute has many experienced registered adjudicators amongst its members in WA.

Appointment/Application Fees

  • Claims up to $200,000 = fixed fee of $220 (incl. GST)
  • Claims between $200,001 and $999,999 = fixed fee of $440 (incl. GST)
  • Claims of $1,000,000 and above = fixed fee of $660 (incl. GST)

Please note: the fee will be required to be paid in advance of a nomination of an adjudicator. It is anticipated that the fee will be lodged with an Application for Adjudication, however if this does not occur, the applicant will be asked to lodge the fee before an appointment is made.

As dedicated members of the not for profit membership association for alternative dispute resolution, Resolution Institute, adjudicators appointed by the Resolution Institute pay 15 percent of fees received from adjudications to the Resolution Institute to enable the achievement of its vision for ‘a world where people resolve conflicts well’.

How to apply

Documents can be served to the address below.

Kings Park Business and Secretarial Services
44 Kings Park Rd
West Perth WA 6005

Operation hours: 9:00am - 5:00pm

To apply online and receive a physical print out of your application please apply below.

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If you have completed an online form and need to make payment for your nomination please click here >>