VBA in 2014
This year the VBA has several projects and reforms under way that will impact the building and plumbing industries and architects.
Here's a preview of what's ahead:
- A major reforms package will be implemented from July 2014, with VBA to become the one-stop shop for all aspects of building industry oversight, and improvements to the building permit system to be introduced.
- The VBA will continue to work with the Department of Transport, Planning and Local Infrastructure to review the Building Regulations 2006, before developing new regulations that will be introduced in June 2016. Building service providers, industry stakeholders and the public will be asked to provide feedback throughout the process.
- The VBA will assume responsibility for regulating architects from July 2014.
- A new VBA website will be launched, making it easier for industry and consumers to find relevant information.
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