Building Regulations Advisory Committee (BRAC)
The Building Regulations Advisory Committee (BRAC) is a committee of building industry representatives that has two roles set out in the Building Act 1993:
- providing advice to the Minister for Planning on draft building regulations
- accreditation of building products, including construction methods, design components or systems connected with building products.
Read about BRAC's Terms of Reference (PDF, 110.68 KB).
BRAC's role in providing regulatory advice
The BRAC considers proposed amendments to the Building Code of Australia (BCA), proposed Australian Standards referenced in the BCA and Victorian building regulation amendments.
The Victorian Building Authority (VBA) also seeks the advice of the BRAC on technical, administrative and regulatory issues. This can include seeking responses to fire reports prepared by the Metropolitan Fire and Emergency Services Board and the Country Fire Authority, matters raised by other industry bodies and its members, as well as matters raised by other statutory bodies.
Yvonne von Hartel AM (Chair)
Gregory du Chateau
as at 1 July 2019