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Unregistered builder fined $40,000 and convicted of fraudulent behaviour

Thursday March 31 2016

An unregistered builder who entered into a Major Domestic Building Contract worth $370,000 after providing false insurance details has been fined and convicted in the…

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Victorian compliance performance activity for February 2016

Thursday March 31 2016

Total number of compliance certificates lodged in February 2016: 28,8924.8 per cent higher than the same month last year44 per cent higher than the previous…

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Victorian building permit activity for February 2016

Thursday March 31 2016

Total number of permits issued in February 2016: 8,7024.7 per cent lower than the same month last year55 per cent higher than the previous…

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VBA Seminar Series – Coming Soon

Thursday March 31 2016

Invitations will be going out soon for the Victorian Building Authority Seminar Series 2016 for building and plumbing.…

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ABCB commences consultation on Fire Sprinkler Regulatory Impact Statement

Thursday March 31 2016

The Australian Building Codes Board (ABCB) is inviting stakeholders to comment on the Automatic Fire Suppression Systems for Covered Balconies in Residential Buildings Consultation Regulation…

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Aquatherm Australia issues cautionary note on Combined Copper with PP-R heated water circulatory systems

Thursday March 31 2016

The Victorian Building Authority (VBA) is encouraging all plumbing practitioners to review a cautionary note on mixed Polypropylene – Random (PP-R/Copper) hot water recirculation systems…

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New building registration materials launched

Thursday March 31 2016

The VBA's improved licensing and registration program continues to roll out with new building registration materials recently launched and more to follow in the coming…

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EPA video urges builders to ‘know where your waste is going’

Thursday March 31 2016

Know where your waste is going - that's EPA's message in a new video targeting anyone producing or transporting construction and demolition (C&D) waste in…

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VBA Proactive Inspections team hits the (country) road

Thursday March 31 2016

The Victorian Building Authority's Proactive Inspections team conducted its first building site visits in regional Victoria in mid-March, visiting 34 sites in Horsham, Castlemaine, Swan…

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Consumers cautioned against online DIY tutorials

Thursday March 31 2016

Do it yourself videos appeal to the home handy person, but could be providing advice that leads to poor and even illegal outcomes. The Victorian…

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