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Building surge in Mitchell Shire to start 2017

Monday, 5 June 2017

Building activity is on the rise in the Mitchell Shire.…

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New Residential Zones

Friday, 2 June 2017

Planning Scheme amendment VC110. New residential zones and impact on Part 4 of the Building Regulations…

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Rangeview Estate

Thursday, 1 June 2017

The VBA cannot comment directly on the issues raised by the Rangeview Estate residents in their class action suit filed against the VBA in the…

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Many building surveyors do not make light work

Friday, 26 May 2017

Many Victorians building new homes or undertaking major renovations are unaware they have inadvertently committed an offence by appointing multiple building surveyors to work on…

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Victorian building permit activity for April 2017

Wednesday, 24 May 2017

Victorian building permit activity for April 2017…

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Heavier penalties introduced for reckless builders

Wednesday, 24 May 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, 24 May 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, 23 May 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, 19 May 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, 16 May 2017

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

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