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Practitioners urged to take due care when relying on CodeMark Certificates of Conformity

Wednesday, 20 March 2019

The recent withdrawal of nine Certificates of Conformity issued under the CodeMark Scheme has again highlighted the need for practitioners to take due care when accepting Certificates as evidence of suitability.

While practitioners are entitled to accept or rely on a Certificate as evidence of suitability, they need to carefully review each Certificate to ascertain its current validity.

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The Victorian Building Authority and the City of Melbourne welcome the Corkman court decision

Wednesday, 20 February 2019

The Victorian Building Authority and the City of Melbourne welcome today’s decision in the Melbourne Magistrates’ Court regarding the illegal demolition of the Corkman Irish Pub in late 2016. 160 Leicester Pty Ltd, and its directors, Stefce Kutlesovski and Raman Shaqiri were today fined a record amount of $1.325 million and convicted for their roles in the illegal works.

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Carpenter convicted and fined $5000 for illegal building work

Friday, 25 January 2019

A carpenter has been convicted and fined $5000 for seven breaches of the Building Act and Domestic Building Contracts Act.

Chameoeun Soun carried out more than $12,000 worth of renovation work at a Cranbourne property over three periods in 2015 and 2016. At the time, projects valued at more than $5000 required the builder and owner to enter into a major domestic building contract, and could only be entered by a registered builder. Mr Soun was not registered with the VBA.

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Roofing plumber convicted and fined $20,000 for working without supervision and failing to issue compliance certificates

Friday, 25 January 2019

A registered plumber has been convicted and fined $20,000 by the Frankston Magistrates’ Court for completing roofing (stormwater) work without supervision and failing to supply compliance certificates.

Thomas Paganoni, of T. Paganoni Roof Plumbing, was hired in 2016 to replace the roofs, guttering and flashings at two commercial properties in Heathmont and a residential property in Hampton.

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