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ABCB national - Advisory Note

Wednesday April 12 2017

On 30 April 2017, the transition period for two BCA referenced documents will end AS 3660 – Part 1 Termite management – New building work…

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Separating Walls on Boundaries – a gap with fire safety implications

Thursday March 30 2017

The VBA Pro-Active Inspection Program has identified many garage brick walls on boundaries being bricked only as high as the course below the lower end…

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Invitation to comment on Draft Australian Standard on Stormwater drainage

Thursday March 30 2017

Standards Australia is inviting all interested people to comment on the draft Australian Standard for AS/NZS 3500.3 Plumbing and drainage - Stormwater drainage.…

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New plumbing standards for refrigeration safety

Thursday March 30 2017

Australia has adopted international standards for refrigeration safety with Standards Australia publishing a new series of technical Standards for refrigerating systems.…

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VBA sanitary drainage inspections and local water authorities inspection requirements

Thursday March 30 2017

If you're a licensed plumbing practitioner carrying out below-ground sanitary drainage work, it is your responsibility to book an inspection with the VBA for all…

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Victorian building permit activity for February 2017

Friday March 24 2017

Victorian building permit activity for February 2017…

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Unsafe excavations unearthed on Surf Coast

Wednesday March 15 2017

The VBA has directed that excavation works cease immediately on two potentially unsafe building sites in Lorne.…

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VBA Proactive Inspection Program Update

Wednesday March 15 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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World Plumbing Day recognises important role of plumbers

Friday March 10 2017

The Victorian Building Authority (VBA) has sponsored a special industry event at the Brunswick Plumbing Industry Climate Action Centre (PICAC) ahead of World Plumbing Day…

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Watersun Homes

Wednesday March 1 2017

The VBA is aware of the potential impact on consumers as a result of Watersun Homes going into administration.…

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