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Updated Australian Standard AS/NZS 3500.3

Monday June 29 2015

The VBA has produced a Standards Alert Information Bulletin setting out the key differences between the new 2015 edition of AS/NZS 3500.3 Plumbing and Drainage…

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Carpenter ordered to pay $16,000 for working unregistered

Thursday June 25 2015

A magistrate has ordered a Hoppers Crossing carpenter to pay an $8000 fine and repay more than $8000 to a homeowner after an investigation by…

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Update on VBA’s audit of cladding on high-rise buildings

Monday June 22 2015

Earlier this month the Victorian Building Authority (VBA) commenced an audit of some 170 high-rise buildings in inner Melbourne and immediate surrounding suburbs to ascertain…

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VBA Mail 17 June

Wednesday June 17 2015

The 17 June edition of VBA Mail is available to read online…

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Building practitioner registration fees 2015-16

Wednesday June 17 2015

New building practitioner registration fees will take effect on 1 July 2015.…

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Audit of cladding on high rise buildings

Wednesday June 17 2015

The Victorian Building Authority will publish ongoing updates to its audit of cladding on high rise buildings through its website.…

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Fees payable to councils 2015-16

Thursday June 11 2015

Fees payable to councils will change from 1 July 2015.…

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Changes to building and plumbing fees

Thursday June 11 2015

New building and plumbing fees will take effect on 1 July 2015.…

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Improving apartment design - Have your say

Tuesday June 9 2015

The number of apartments being built in Victoria makes up a significant portion of all new dwellings. For this reason, the Victorian Government has released…

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Security of Payment for contractors

Tuesday June 9 2015

Everybody involved in a building project should get paid for the work they do. Unfortunately, disputes sometimes arise over payment.…

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