VBA Actions for the week ending 15 November 2019

Timber frame inspection
A summary of VBA prosecutions, show cause notices, notices of decision, permit levy audits, proactive inspections and plumbing activities for the week.

Investigations – Building

  • Warning letters issued: 1
  • Educational letters issued: 3
  • Prosecution notices: 2

Prosecutions

  • One matter was adjourned from the Wodonga Magistrates’ Court until late January 2020.
  • A second matter was adjourned from the Heidelberg Magistrates’ Court until mid-December so the accused could engage legal representation.

Levy Audit

  • Audit site visits: 1

Administrative Appeals Tribunal matters

17 matters relating to character grounds were finalised by consent following the High Court’s decision in Victorian Building Authority v Andriotis:

  • Albatat, Ashraf v VBA – AAT 2017/0817
  • Aodish, Amar v VBA – AAT 2017/4988
  • Aodish, Samir v VBA – AAT 2017/4990
  • Aodish, Ammar v VBA – AAT 2017/4986
  • Bach, Huu v VBA – AAT 2017/2579
  • El Moustafa, Mayer v VBA – AAT 2017/6157
  • Giovine, Giuseppe v VBA – AAT 2017/0126
  • Hermiz, Wasfi v VBA – AAT 2017/0833
  • Hosseini, Saeed v VBA – AAT 2017/0144
  • Kutleshi, Besnik v VBA – AAT 2017/3427
  • Mehmet, Senar v VBA – AAT 2017/2604
  • Nguyen, Tuan v VBA – AAT 2017/5350
  • Palmisano, Robert v VBA – AAT 2017/0806
  • Papadimitriou, Dennis v VBA – AAT 2016/5015
  • Singh, Kawalpreet v VBA – AAT 2017/0795
  • Yu Cheng Zhang v VBA – AAT 2017/1419
  • Zheng, Yuan v VBA – AAT 2017/3570

Other matters finalised:

  • Armanca, Adrian v VBA – AAT 2019/4087

Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal matters

  • Laybourne, Glen v VBA – VCAT Z102/2017. This matter was struck out on 11 November 2019.

Proactive Inspections

  • 191 inspections across 26 municipalities.
  • One Building Order – Minor Work issued.

Plumbing Audits

  • Audits: 188
  • Re-audits: 30
  • Inspections: 13
  • Re-inspections: 4