Unpaid building permit levies - VBA acts
Friday, 7 March 2014
The Victorian Building Authority (VBA) has launched legal proceedings against a building surveyor who owes more than $38,000 in unpaid building permit levies.
The building surveyor failed to pass on to the VBA the levies from building permits he issued in 2013. Under the Building Act 1993 (the Act), each month building surveyors must provide the VBA with a report of the building permits they have issued, and forward the levy payments for the permits.
The VBA's Compliance and Performance Acting Director, Murray Smith, said the building surveyor has been referred to the Building Practitioners Board for an inquiry into his conduct as a result of not complying with the Act and Building Regulations 2006 (the Regulations).