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Check decks and balconies for a safer summer outdoors

Tuesday, 30 December 2014

With warmer weather and the festive season here, the VBA is urging homeowners to double check the integrity of their decks and balconies.…

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Building surveyor fined for unpaid building permit levies

Monday, 22 December 2014

A building surveyor has been penalised more than $23,000 after he was found guilty of 17 charges relating to various sites in suburbs including Prahran,…

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VBA operation focuses on Domestic Builder - Managers

Wednesday, 17 December 2014

The Victorian Building Authority has inspected more than 140 sites operated by Domestic Builder – Managers (DB-Ms) in Melbourne's western suburbs, to ensure that building…

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Translating and interpreting service

Wednesday, 17 December 2014

The Victorian Building Authority provides access to a translating and interpreting service to assist non-English speaking Victorians and those with hearing and speech impairments access…

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Accessing the 2015 National Construction Code (NCC)

Tuesday, 16 December 2014

On 30 May 2014, the Australian Building Ministers' Forum agreed in principle to make the 2015 NCC and future editions freely available online, significantly contributing…

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VBA Mail 10 December

Wednesday, 10 December 2014

The 10 December edition of VBA Mail is available to read online.…

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Insurance for domestic building work

Wednesday, 10 December 2014

Building surveyors who don't check a builder's insurance details before issuing a building permit for domestic building work may expose themselves to huge financial risks.…

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Man convicted and fined over nine plumbing charges

Monday, 1 December 2014

A man has been convicted and fined $8000 for illegally carrying out plumbing work after the Victorian Building Authority (VBA) charged him with nine counts…

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VBA to audit demolition work

Wednesday, 26 November 2014

The VBA will soon commence a performance audit of demolition work in metropolitan and rural areas.…

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VBA Mail 26 November

Wednesday, 26 November 2014

The 26 November edition of VBA Mail is available to read online.…

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