VBA Actions for the week ending Friday, 10 May 2019

Friday, 10 May 2019

Prosecutions

Four matters were prosecuted in the Magistrates’ Court.

Dandenong Magistrates’ Court

  • A guilty plea was entered. The Court imposed a fine, with costs of approximately $1900 awarded to the VBA.
  • A guilty plea was entered. The Court imposed a 12-month good behaviour bond, with costs of approximately $1900 awarded to the VBA.
  • One matter was adjourned.

Geelong Magistrates’ Court

  • One matter was adjourned.

Show Cause Notices

  • One Show Cause Notice was issued for alleged breaches of the Building Act and Building Regulations, including failing to carry out work in a competent manner and to a professional standard, and failing to pay a fee due to be paid under the Act.

Notices of Decision

  • A building surveyor was reprimanded and fined $23,000 for breaches of the Building Act and Building Regulations.

VCAT decisions

  • One matter was finalised at VCAT.

Permit levy audits

  • Four levy audits were completed.

Proactive inspections

  • 285 inspections completed in 23 municipalities.
  • Three building orders for minor works were issued.
  • 98 inspections completed in Ballarat as part of the Build Aware inspections and education campaign.

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