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Monday June 23 2014

The Victorian Building Authority held a series of information seminars across Victoria in May 2014. The seminars covered changes to the National Construction Code 2014…

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Welcome to the new VBA website

Friday June 20 2014

We have launched our new website which is faster, mobile-friendly and provides greater access to regulatory content. No matter how you’re connected our website is…

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Do-it-yourself plumbing is likely to be illegal

Monday June 16 2014

Did you know that you are breaking the law if you carry out do-it-yourself plumbing work? The Victorian Building Authority, the state’s regulatory watchdog, says…

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Submissions on new building regulations close 13 June 2014

Wednesday June 11 2014

The VBA and the Department of Transport, Planning and Local Infrastructure (DTPLI) are engaging with building practitioners as part of the sunsetting process for the…

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Red tape reduction cuts $8 million in building costs

Tuesday June 10 2014

Demands on commercial builders to take out costly and unnecessary insurance policies will be lifted this month, making Victoria an even more attractive place to…

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VBA Mail 10 June 2014

Tuesday June 10 2014

The 10 June 2014 edition of VBA Mail is now available to view online. In this edition: National Construction Code available free from 2015 NCC…

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Have your say on proposed changes for the NCC 2015

Tuesday June 3 2014

Proposed changes for the next edition of the National Construction Code (NCC) are now available for public comment and to provide NCC users with advance…

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National Construction Code reforms

Tuesday June 3 2014

Federal and state ministers have agreed today to significant building regulation reforms to the National Construction Code (NCC). The Australian Building Ministers’ Forum have agreed…

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VBA Mail 27 May 2014

Tuesday May 27 2014

In this edition: Submissions for new building regulations close 13 June 2014 Domestic Builder - Managers must use registered practitioners Curtain closes on VBA Seminar…

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VBA Mail 13 May 2014

Tuesday May 13 2014

In this edition: Domestic building legislation reforms VBA Seminar Series Finalising open building permits after the death of the RBS Research findings on slab heave…

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