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Message from the CEO – Victorian Cladding Audit

Monday, 15 January 2018

The Victorian Building Authority (VBA) plays an important role in keeping the community safe in their built environment – these are, amongst other things, the…

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AS/NZS 3500.2:2015 amended for a second time

Monday, 15 January 2018

AS/NZS 3500.2:2015 Plumbing and Drainage – Part 2: Sanitary plumbing and drainage was amended on 24 November 2017.…

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Victorian building permit activity for November 2017

Thursday, 4 January 2018

Victorian building permit activity for November 2017…

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Error in Certificate of Conformity: Euro Selekta Clad

Tuesday, 2 January 2018

The VBA has become aware of an error contained in a Certificate of Conformity issued under the Codemark scheme. It relates to Certificate of Conformity…

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Bathrooms biggest risk for hot water scalds and burns

Wednesday, 27 December 2017

The bathroom is one of the most hazardous rooms in the house for babies, young children and the elderly. This is where scalds and hot…

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Have a plumber check your caravan before the holidays

Wednesday, 27 December 2017

The summer holidays are here, so it is time for those planning time away in their caravan, campervan or camper trailer to check that it…

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The importance of regularly maintaining your balcony

Monday, 18 December 2017

The collapse of a balcony in Doncaster East on the weekend is a tragic reminder of the importance of regularly maintaining your balcony or deck.…

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Victorian Building Authority boosts strategic capability

Tuesday, 12 December 2017

The Victorian Building Authority (VBA) has further strengthened its regulatory strategy capacity through the appointment of Mark Rossiter as Chief Corporate and Regulatory Strategy Officer.…

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Draft Plumbing Standards Open for Public Comment

Friday, 1 December 2017

The VBA reminds plumbing practitioners that the Draft Australian Standards are open for public comment until 7 December 2017.…

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Reminder regarding an important change to standards affecting plumbers

Friday, 1 December 2017

If you carry out sanitary plumbing and drainage work, you need to be aware of an amendment to the relevant plumbing standards.…

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