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VBA Seminar Series 2015 - Registrations open Friday, 13 March

Wednesday, 11 March 2015

The VBA is holding information seminars across Victoria for building and plumbing practitioners.…

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Record $27 billion Victorian building permits in 2014

Tuesday, 3 March 2015

The value of building permits in Victoria in 2014 was a record $26.9 billion, 11 per cent above the previous highest calendar year total of…

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New date for changes to recycled water inspections

Friday, 27 February 2015

Earlier this month the VBA advised that it will introduce changes to the recycled water installation inspection regime.…

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VBA Mail 25 February

Wednesday, 25 February 2015

The 25 February edition of VBA Mail is available to read online.…

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Guide to Standards and Tolerances 2015

Wednesday, 25 February 2015

The VBA has released an updated edition of the Guide to Standards and Tolerances to help building practitioners build quality homes and prevent disputes with…

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VBA Corporate Plan 2014-2018

Thursday, 12 February 2015

The VBA has released its Corporate Plan 2014-18.…

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$10,000 fine for unlicensed plumbing work

Thursday, 12 February 2015

A man has been convicted and fined $10,000 at Moorabbin Magistrates' Court after a Victorian Building Authority (VBA) investigation found he had undertaken plumbing…

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Changes to recycled water inspections

Wednesday, 11 February 2015

The VBA will introduce changes to the recycled water installation regime, in agreement with the Department of Health and Human Services, and the Environmental…

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VBA audit uncovers $169,000 in unpaid building permit levies

Monday, 9 February 2015

An increase in the VBA's building permit levy audit activity has identified 294 unreported building permits and more than $169,000 in unreported building permit levies…

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Ensure neighbours’ windows aren’t kept in the dark

Friday, 6 February 2015

When designing a new house or renovation, owners and building practitioners need to make sure the proposed building does not reduce the amount of daylight…

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