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Private bushfire shelters require building permits

Friday, 21 November 2014

The Victorian Building Authority (VBA) is reminding Victorians considering building a private bushfire shelter for their home that they must obtain a building permit prior…

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VBA Mail 12 November

Wednesday, 12 November 2014

The 12 November edition of VBA Mail is available to read online.…

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Building Amendment - Additional New Residential Zones

Friday, 31 October 2014

The Building Amendment (Additional New Residential Zones) Regulations 2014 were made, gazetted and commenced on 30 October 2014.…

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New regulations for live music

Thursday, 30 October 2014

An amendment to the Building Regulations 2006 sees changes made to the requirements for small live music venues in Victoria. …

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Update to approved plumbing training units

Tuesday, 28 October 2014

The VBA has approved an updated list of plumbing training competency units.…

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Upcoming changes to plumbing audits and inspections

Tuesday, 28 October 2014

From 6 November 2014, the VBA will be delivering the plumbing audit and inspection services currently performed by Casey Inspection Services.…

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VBA Mail 28 October

Tuesday, 28 October 2014

The 28 October edition of VBA Mail is available to read online.…

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Camberwell plumber fined for shoddy St Kilda gasfitting

Monday, 27 October 2014

A Camberwell-based plumber issued compliance certificates for two sites in St Kilda, despite knowing the work did not comply with plumbing regulations.…

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New regulations for farm buildings

Wednesday, 22 October 2014

New building regulations have been introduced that see changes made to the requirements for low occupancy farm buildings.…

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Mornington, Boroondara, Geelong top pool builders in the state

Tuesday, 21 October 2014

New figures from the VBA show that 10 municipalities account for almost half of the swimming pool and spa permits issued in Victoria in the…

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