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Architects Regulations 2004 – sunset review

Tuesday, 2 September 2014

The Department of Transport, Planning and Local Infrastructure (DTPLI), in collaboration with the Architects Registration Board of Victoria, is commencing engagement with stakeholders as part…

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Slip-resistance for stairways, landings and ramps

Friday, 29 August 2014

The Building Code of Australia 2014 includes a minimum standard for slip resistance of stairway surfaces. …

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VBA Mail 20 August 2014

Wednesday, 20 August 2014

The 20 August edition of VBA Mail is available to read online. …

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Project manager pleads guilty to home renovation charges

Wednesday, 20 August 2014

A woman has been convicted and fined $15,000 at the Ringwood Magistrates’ Court after being charged by the Victorian Building Authority for illegally managing building…

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Amendment to Schedule 5 of the Building Regulations 2006

Tuesday, 19 August 2014

New regulations have been made that amend Schedule 5 of the Building Regulations 2006. The amendment references a number of council Planning Schemes and the…

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VBA Mail 5 August

Tuesday, 5 August 2014

The 5 August 2014 edition of VBA Mail is available to read online.…

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Levy audit program for 2014-2015 launched

Friday, 1 August 2014

The Victorian Building Authority (VBA) has commenced its 2014-2015 audit program for building permit levy, with new building surveyors and lodging organisations among those who…

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Levy audit finds $334,000 in unpaid building permit levies

Wednesday, 23 July 2014

The VBA's building permit levy audit program has identified more than $334,000 in unpaid building permit levies in 2013-2014.…

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VBA Mail 22 July

Tuesday, 22 July 2014

The 22 July edition of VBA Mail is available to read online.…

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Changes to building fees

Tuesday, 22 July 2014

New building fees will take effect on 22 July 2014. This includes application fees for the owner-builder certificate of consent and the maximum fee for…

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