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Build Aware Geelong and the Surf Coast

Thursday April 20 2017

A week-long building regulator inspection program has found construction in Greater Geelong and the Surf Coast is riding a wave of compliance.…

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Visit the VBA at the HIA Home Show for information and advice about building and plumbing

Wednesday April 19 2017

Visitors to the 2017 HIA Home Show will be able to tap into the expert knowledge and advice of Victoria's building and plumbing regulator, the…

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Plumbing Industry Seminar Series 2017

Tuesday April 18 2017

The Victorian Building Authority (VBA) and Energy Safe Victoria (ESV) invite plumbing practitioners, plumbing apprentices and plumbing industry stakeholders to attend the Plumbing Industry Seminar…

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Clarification re cooling towers and Legionnaires’ disease

Thursday April 13 2017

Five cases of Legionnaires' disease are being investigated by the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) to determine a possible link to cooling towers…

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ABCB national - Advisory Note

Wednesday April 12 2017

On 30 April 2017, the transition period for two BCA referenced documents will end AS 3660 – Part 1 Termite management – New building work…

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Separating Walls on Boundaries – a gap with fire safety implications

Thursday March 30 2017

The VBA Pro-Active Inspection Program has identified many garage brick walls on boundaries being bricked only as high as the course below the lower end…

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Invitation to comment on Draft Australian Standard on Stormwater drainage

Thursday March 30 2017

Standards Australia is inviting all interested people to comment on the draft Australian Standard for AS/NZS 3500.3 Plumbing and drainage - Stormwater drainage.…

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New plumbing standards for refrigeration safety

Thursday March 30 2017

Australia has adopted international standards for refrigeration safety with Standards Australia publishing a new series of technical Standards for refrigerating systems.…

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VBA sanitary drainage inspections and local water authorities inspection requirements

Thursday March 30 2017

If you're a licensed plumbing practitioner carrying out below-ground sanitary drainage work, it is your responsibility to book an inspection with the VBA for all…

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Victorian building permit activity for February 2017

Friday March 24 2017

Victorian building permit activity for February 2017…

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