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Protection of vegetation on and around building sites

Wednesday, 26 June 2019

Building industry professionals need to ensure vegetation on building sites and adjoining properties is protected when allotments fall under a vegetation protection overlay.

The VBA is aware of several instances where site works have begun without relevant vegetation protection measures being put in place, resulting in significant damage to protected vegetation on and around building sites.

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Names, registration numbers required for all advertising and offers relating to domestic building work

Monday, 24 June 2019

If you are promoting your services as a domestic builder or providing written quotes to customers for domestic building work, you must make it clear you are a registered building practitioner.

Sections 169H and 169I of the Building Act 1993 require all advertising and written offers relating to domestic building work to carry the name and registration number of the responsible building practitioner.

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VBA appoints new State Building Surveyor

Friday, 14 June 2019

The Victorian Building Authority has appointed Victoria’s new State Building Surveyor, Mr Andrew Cialini.

The State Building Surveyor will act as an authoritative industry leader for building surveyors and building practitioners across Victoria. The role will support the industry change required to ensure buildings are consistently well-built, safe and fit for purpose.

Mr Cialini’s appointment follows an extensive nationwide search. He will commence in the role in July.

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Building activity remains flat in April

Thursday, 13 June 2019

Building activity worth $3.12 billion was approved in April, after Victoria’s building surveyors issued 8144 permits during the month.

The number of permits issued was the second lowest this year and extends the current downward trend into its third consecutive month.

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