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Victorian building permit activity for January 2017

Wednesday February 22 2017

Victorian building permit activity for January 2017…

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Build Aware breakfast

Tuesday February 21 2017

The VBA, EPA, WorkSafe, Consumer Affairs Victoria and Energysafe inspectors met builders last week at a breakfast, which was hosted by Fagg's Mitre 10 in…

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Reminder on roof and floor truss computations, layout plan and certification

Friday February 17 2017

The VBA's Inspection Services Team has issued a reminder about the importance of roof and floor truss computations, layout plans and certification (the truss details)…

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Change to Annual Renewal Form

Friday February 17 2017

To be better reflect the language used in the Building Act 1993 (the Act), the VBA has changed the title of the annual renewal notice…

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A new way to purchase compliance certificates is coming

Friday February 17 2017

The VBA will be launching a new and enhanced compliance certificate platform later this year. The change comes as part of VBA's commitment to improve…

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Amendment to AS 1851 Routine service of fire protection systems and equipment

Friday February 17 2017

Plumbing practitioners carrying out fire protection work and building owners and maintenance contractors are advised of a recent Amendment to AS 1851:2012 – Routine service…

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Booking gas meter fixes on properties

Friday February 17 2017

The VBA has become aware of plumbing practitioners lodging compliance certificates relating to gasfitting work prior to obtaining a gas meter fix.…

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Invitation to comment on Plumbing Regulations 2008

Friday February 17 2017

Plumbing practitioners and interested stakeholders are invited to make submissions on the operation and effectiveness of the Plumbing Regulations 2008.…

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Building regulators heading to Geelong and Surf Coast

Wednesday February 15 2017

Builders will have access to a range of construction industry experts when regulators visit Geelong and the Surf Coast next week to examine safety and…

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The Written Directions to Fix Building Work form has been updated

Tuesday February 14 2017

The updated form is effective from 20 March 2017, allowing time for industry to make adjustments to work practices and systems.…

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