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Clarification – Changes to registration requirements for domestic builders and draftspersons

Monday, 30 October 2017

Some practitioners have requested a clarification about the change to the registration threshold that was posted on 22 August 2017.
 
From 1 August 2017, the registration threshold requiring registration with the VBA was raised (by regulation), from $5,000 to $10,000 (construction costs including labour and materials) for draftspersons engaged solely in the business of preparing plans and preparing documents related to permits or permit applications for domestic building work.

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Building near overhead powerlines

Thursday, 5 October 2017

Victorian building practitioners involved in the design, construction or certification of building work need to be aware that it is a legal requirement to maintain minimum clearance at all times between structures and overhead powerlines.

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