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Victorian building permit activity for April 2017

Wednesday May 24 2017

Victorian building permit activity for April 2017…

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Heavier penalties introduced for reckless builders

Wednesday May 24 2017

The Victorian Building Authority (VBA) now has greater enforcement powers over people who knowingly oversee or carry out building work that is not in accordance…

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Building Interim Regulations 2017

Wednesday May 24 2017

The Building Interim Regulations 2017 come into operation on 4 June 2017, replacing the Building Regulations 2006 in substantially the same form. Minor amendments have…

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Victorian renovators delight in $60 million worth of home improvement

Tuesday May 23 2017

Victorians remain committed renovators investing more than 60 million dollars in their homes during the first quarter of 2017.…

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VBA Proactive Inspection Program Update

Friday May 19 2017

The VBA Proactive Inspection Program (PIP) visits buildings under construction, inspecting the work and engaging with building and plumbing practitioners about…

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The Plumbing Audit Monthly Report for April 2017 is now available

Tuesday May 16 2017

The Plumbing Audit Monthly Report for April 2017 is now available. To view the report, click here.…

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Stay warm and safe this winter – check your heater

Tuesday May 9 2017

With shorter days and cooler nights, it's time to turn on the heater. It's also time to make sure it's safe.…

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Unregistered contractor convicted

Monday May 8 2017

An unregistered contractor who carried out a defect-ridden extension and renovation on a home in Sunshine West has been convicted and fined $5000 in the…

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Updating and maintaining your registration

Tuesday May 2 2017

The VBA recently made changes to the title of the Annual Renewal Form to better reflect the language used in Part 11 of The Building…

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Fire precautions during construction for commercial and residential developments (Class 2-9 buildings)

Tuesday May 2 2017

As part of the VBA's Proactive Inspection Program, the Inspection Services Team has identified commercial and major residential development sites where fire precautions for buildings…

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