Practice Notes: Categories C-D

Cladding (currently under Review)

NEW: Documentation and Due Diligence from Fire Safety Engineers

This document is currently under review

Under Review

Cooling Towers

Building Practice Note CT-01: Cooling Towers

This Practice Note provides guidance on the regulatory requirements for cooling towers in accordance with the Building Act 1993 (the Act), Building Regulations 2018 (the Regulations) and National Construction Code 2019 (NCC).

The context below provides guidance on:

  • Regulatory requirements for cooling tower systems
  • Relevant building surveyor’s responsibilities
  • Landowner’s responsibilities
  • Maintenance and testing of cooling tower systems
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DE-01: Demolition of Buildings- Section 28 and 29A

This Practice Note provides guidance on sections 28, 29A and 29B of the Building Act 1993 (Act) relating to an application for a building permit to demolish a building, and provides guidance on:

  • Determining whether a report and consent is required
  • When a planning permit is required for proposed demolition
  • What should be included in an application to the responsible authority for report and consent?
  • How long does the responsible authority have to respond?
  • What if a responsible authority fails to respond within 15 days?
  • Suspension of application for a building permit for demolition
  • Places included on the Victorian Heritage Register
  • Fee for report and consent
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DE-02: Demolition Work- Regulation 26

This Practice Note provides guidance on documentation required for application for a building permit under regulation 26 of the Building Regulations 2018 (the Regulations) and practitioners registration required to carry out demolition work, and provides guidance on:

  • What is demolition work?
  • Who can undertake demolition work?
  • Building permit application requirements for demolition work
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Disciplinary Action (New)

DA-01: Breach of dispute resolution order- disciplinary action process

This Practice Note provides guidance on the disciplinary action process against a registered domestic builder who has been issued with a breach of dispute resolution order notice for failure to comply with a dispute resolution order issued by Domestic Building Dispute Resolution Victoria.

The content below provides guidance on:

  • Disciplinary action
  • The role of Domestic Building Dispute Resolution Victoria
  • Breach of Dispute Resolution Order
  • The role of the VBA
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