VBA Actions for the week ending 3 April 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.

Practitioner Discipline

  • Show cause notices issued: 1
  • Notices of Decision issued: 1
  • Letters sent before immediate suspension for registration/licensing matters: 6

Legal matters

  • The Supreme Court of Victoria dismissed an originating motion for judicial review lodged by a building practitioner.

Proactive Inspections

  • 359 inspections
  • Building Orders for Minor Work issued: 5

Plumbing Audits

  • Audits: 102
  • Re-audits: 23
  • Inspections: 39
  • Re-inspections: 1

Statewide Cladding Audit

  • Two expert panels were conducted last week. From these, one building was rated high risk. The other was rated moderate risk.