Changes to the Building Act

Thursday, 1 September 2016

Changes to the Building Act 1993 came into effect on 1 September 2016 with the Victorian Building Authority (VBA) gaining direct decision-making powers to register and discipline building practitioners.

The changes will affect all Victorian builders and owner builders with the VBA now acting as the single registering and disciplinary body for the building industry.

"These changes allow the VBA to be a more efficient and effective regulator strengthening consumer protection in the domestic building market," said VBA CEO Prue Digby.

"Building practitioners and consumers starting a building project should check the VBA website to understand how these changes may affect them."

For more information, please visit the dedicated pages on the VBA website.

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