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Victorian building permit activity for September 2017

Tuesday, 24 October 2017

Victorian building permit activity for September 2017…

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Good neighbours and protection work when building

Tuesday, 24 October 2017

With a strong residential building market, the Victorian Building Authority (VBA) reminds those proposing building work that they have obligations under the Building Act 1993…

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Registration is now open for the 2018 NCC Information Seminars

Monday, 23 October 2017

In February and March 2018, a representative from the ABCB will be coming to a capital city near you.…

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Easy, low-cost steps to boost your home’s bushfire protection

Wednesday, 18 October 2017

Blazes in remote areas of Gippsland have signalled an early start to an expected above-normal fire season and serve as a reminder for people living…

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VBA names new Chief Executive

Thursday, 12 October 2017

The Chief Commissioner of the Victorian Building Authority (VBA), Dr Owen Donald, today announced the appointment of Ms Sue Eddy as the building regulator's new…

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ABCB Advisory Note on Reference Building Verification Method

Tuesday, 10 October 2017

The ABCB have produced an advisory note that clarifies the calculation methods, or energy analysis software that can be used as part of the NCC…

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Building near overhead powerlines

Thursday, 5 October 2017

Victorian building practitioners involved in the design, construction or certification of building work need to be aware that it is a legal requirement to maintain…

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Booking a drain inspection? Don’t leave it too late

Thursday, 5 October 2017

Booking a drain inspection? All next-day drain inspections must be booked using VBA360 by 4pm.…

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Common Audit Failure: Maximum water outlet pressure within buildings

Thursday, 5 October 2017

The VBA's risk based Plumbing Audit Program has published its latest report, which lists the top three causes for plumbing audit failure for September -…

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Plumber fined for compliance certificate fraud

Thursday, 5 October 2017

A manager at an air-conditioning company has been fined $3500 after he was found guilty on a string of allegations in South Morang, Springvale and…

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