VBA Actions for the week ending 18 September 2020

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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
  • Prosecutions initiated: 3

Investigations (Plumbing)

  • Warning letters issued: 1

Complaints and Statutory Referrals

  • Two warning letters were issued for failing to comply with a Building Order.
  • A third warning letter was issued to a building surveyor for failing to assess overlooking.

Practitioner Discipline

  • Show Cause Notices issued: 1
  • Notices of Decision issued: 2

Proactive Inspections

  • 126 inspections across 20 municipalities
  • Building Orders for Minor Work issued: 2

Plumbing Audits

  • Audits: 142
  • Re-audits: 8
  • Inspections: 10
  • Re-inspections: 1

Statewide Cladding Audit

  • Inspections completed: 1
  • Buildings assessed by Advisory Reference Panels: 6
  • Of the buildings assessed by ARPs, four were rated higher risk, one was rated moderate and one was rated low.