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VBA releases External Wall Cladding Audit Report

Thursday, 18 February 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 in and use but that non-compliance in the use of external wall cladding materials is unacceptably high.

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Improved licensing and registration process launched on 1 February 2016

Friday, 29 January 2016

From Monday 1 February, the VBA will be implementing an improved system of registration and licensing for plumbers and builders. The new process is designed to deliver better outcomes for Victoria's building and plumbing industries and consumers by making the system simpler to use, which will ultimately reduce the regulatory burden on industry. The system guides applicants through the registration process making it easier for them to see if their supporting qualifications meet the necessary standards and if not, what more is required to be provided before submitting an application.

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New Australian Standards information sheets now available

Friday, 29 January 2016

As part of the ongoing effort to ensure that Australian Standards are up to date and reflect current best practice, Standards Australia published revised versions of AS/NZS 3500.1 Plumbing and drainage Part 1: Water services (30 June 2015) and SAA HB 39: Installation code for metal roof and wall cladding (16 July 2015).

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