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Waterproofing external balconies

Monday November 7 2016

Recently, the VBA has received a number of complaints involving failed waterproofed balconies resulting in major damage to homes throughout Victoria.…

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Regulatory requirements for the off-site construction of plumbing systems

Monday November 7 2016

The VBA is aware of the growing practice of plumbing systems being constructed in locations such as factories and workshops before being transported to site…

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Dr Owen Donald appointed VBA Chief Commissioner

Monday November 7 2016

Minister for Planning Richard Wynne has appointed Dr Owen Donald as the new Chief Commissioner of the Victorian Building Authority.…

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VBA responds to Corkman Irish Pub demolition

Monday November 7 2016

The Corkman Irish pub, formerly the Carlton Inn Hotel, on the corner of Leicester and Pelham streets in Carlton was demolished on Sunday 16 October…

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New registration and licence stickers for practitioners

Monday November 7 2016

The Victorian Building Authority (VBA) is pleased to launch a new registration and licensing initiative for plumbing and building practitioners.…

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New online building tool to help educate consumers and owner builders

Monday November 7 2016

Victorians planning to build or renovate now have a handy addition to their tool kits.On 24 October 2016, the Victorian Government launched the Building Tool,…

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Bendigo building site inspection program - a Government first

Monday November 7 2016

Building offices, construction and demolition sites in the Bendigo area were the first to come under the scrutiny of a new multi-regulator approach to ensuring…

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Terminating the appointment of a building surveyor for multiple sites

Thursday November 3 2016

All building permits must be managed by a registered building surveyor. If a surveyor wants to leave the industry before the project they are managing…

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Victorian building permit activity for September 2016

Monday October 31 2016

Victorian building permit activity for September 2016…

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ABCB 2017 NCC Information Seminars

Monday October 31 2016

In February / March 2017 the ABCB will be holding their 2017 NCC Information Seminars.…

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