VBA Actions for the week ending Friday, 12 April 2019
A summary of VBA prosecutions, show cause notices, notices of decision, permit levy audits, proactive inspections and plumbing activities for the week.
One Immediate Suspension and Show Cause Notice was issued 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.
A home owner in Werribee was prosecuted for the illegal construction of a pergola and some roofing. The illegal works were removed. Costs were awarded against the home owner.
A Geelong-based company was prosecuted for not having the authority to carry out building works. The company was made to donate $2500 to charity and pay costs.
A pool owner in Dromana was placed on a 12-month good behaviour bond for failing to comply with a building order regarding a pool.
A Dandenong couple failed to comply with a building order to undertake minor works. They were placed on 12-month good behaviour bond and ordered to pay costs.
Show Cause Notices
Two show cause notices for alleged breaches of the Building Act and Domestic Building Contracts Act were issued.
Notices of Decision
A commercial builder was fined $15,000, reprimanded and required to complete training for breaches of the Building Act and Domestic Building Contracts Act.
A building surveyor was fined $1100 for one breach of the Building Act.