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.

Committee members

Yvonne von Hartel AM (Chair)
Commissioner, Victorian Building Authority

Gregory du Chateau
Nominated by the Property Council of Australia

Mark White
Nominated by the Minister for Finance

Warren Brooker
Nominated by the Municipal Association of Victoria

Andrew Andreou
Nominated by the Minister for Emergency Services

Nick Karatatis
Nominated by the Australian Institute of Building Surveyors

Steven Baxas
Nominated by Melbourne City Council

Wayne Liddy
Nominated by the Australian Institute of Building Surveyors

Regina Bron
Nominated by the Australian Institute of Architects

Brian Murphy
Member with building industry experience

Richard Drew
Nominated by Engineers Australia

Natasha Stojanovich

Melanie Fasham
Nominated by the Master Builders Association

Michael Spence
Consumer Advocate

Peter Zagorski
Nominated by the Housing Industry Association

(as at 17 December 2019)