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VBA launches Proactive Inspections

Friday February 26 2016

In late 2015 the VBA launched its Proactive Inspections Program to check building works under construction. VBA building and plumbing inspectors visit sites to engage…

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Get to know your responsibilities as a Technical Referee

Friday February 26 2016

As part of the VBA's improved licensing and registration process, applicants must now provide a Technical Referee Report with their application for registration as a…

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Changes to Victorian Energy Efficiency Target (VEET) scheme introduced

Friday February 26 2016

On the 30th December 2015 the Victorian Government introduced a number of regulatory changes to the Victorian Energy Efficiency Target (VEET) scheme.The amendments are part…

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VBA Industry Alert on use of combustible materials in external wall construction

Wednesday February 24 2016

The VBA has released an Industry Alert designed to clarify circumstances where combustible materials may be used in the construction of the external walls of…

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Building Regulations have been extended

Friday February 19 2016

On Tuesday 16 February 2016, the Governor made the Subordinate Legislation (Building Regulations 2006) Extension Regulations 2016, which extends the operation of the Building Regulations…

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VBA Releases External Wall Cladding Audit Report

Thursday February 18 2016

The Victorian Building Authority (VBA) External Wall Cladding Audit has found Melburnians can continue to have confidence in the safety of the buildings they live…

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Victorian compliance certificate activity for December 2015

Wednesday February 10 2016

Total number of compliance certificates lodged in December 2015: 31,355…

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Victorian building permit activity for December 2015

Wednesday February 10 2016

Total number of permits issued in December 2015: 8497…

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Builder fined $45,500 for negligence and incompetence

Wednesday February 3 2016

A builder whose work was so poor it constituted 'gross negligence' and 'gross incompetence' has been fined the maximum penalty and will not be able…

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Private bushfire shelters must comply and must have a building permit - VBA

Wednesday February 3 2016

"Don't buy a death trap" is the warning from the Victorian Building Authority (VBA) to residents of bushfire prone areas of the state who are…

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