VBA Actions for the week ending 29 November 2019

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

Investigations – Plumbing

  • Warning letters issued: 1

Practitioner Discipline

  • Show Cause Notices issued: 3
  • Notices of Decision issued: 2


  • A building professional was convicted and fined $2500 after pleading guilty to five charges relating to the renovation of a laundry, bathroom and en suite. He was also ordered to pay $2500 in costs to the VBA.

Levy Audits

  • Audit site visits: 1
  • Audits completed: 3

Administrative Appeals Tribunal matters

Matters finalised by orders:

  • Cannizaro, Robert v VBA – AAT ref. 2017/7737

Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal matters

  • Cilmi, Anthony v VBA – VCAT ref. Z583/2019 – matter withdrawn by applicant.

Proactive Inspections

  • 203 inspections across 33 municipalities.
  • Building Orders – Minor Work issued: 6

Plumbing Audits

  • Audits: 233
  • Re-audits: 17
  • Inspections: 30
  • Re-inspections: 1

Statewide Cladding Audit

  • Seven inspections were completed across seven municipalities.
  • Five expert panels were conducted. From these, one building was rated extreme risk, two were rated high and two were rated moderate.
  • Seven inspections are scheduled for the week commencing Monday, 2 December 2019.