VBA Actions for the week ending 29 March 2019

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

Show Cause Notices

  • One show cause notice 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.

Notices of Decision

  • One DB-M &/or DB-U was reprimanded, is required to complete training, has been fined $9500 and has been partially suspended (DB-U & DB-M) for breaches of the Building Act and Building Regulations.

VCAT decisions

  • Two matters were resolved at VCAT.

Permit Levy audits

  • Site visits to a registered building surveyor: 2
  • Permit levy audits completed: 2

Proactive inspections

  • 130 inspections in 27 municipalities.
  • Two building orders for minor works issued.

Plumbing activities

  • Audits: 232
  • Inspections: 38