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Mandatory Registration and Licensing of Tradespeople – now delayed until 2022

Mandatory Registration and Licensing of Tradespeople..

Due to the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, the commencement date of the new carpentry trades registration and licensing scheme has been delayed.

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Master Builders Victoria Calls for Changes to Cladding Bill

MBV Calls for Changes to Cladding Bill

Master Builders Victoria yesterday wrote to the Victorian Government expressing its concerns over and call for changes to the Cladding Safety.

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Release of the first quarterly report into..

The Victorian Building Authority (VBA) has released its first quarterly report for January – March 2020 on its Proactive Inspections Program.

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New online system for building permits applications commences 1 July

The Victorian Building Authority (VBA) is in the process of creating a new Building Activity Management System (BAMS), a new online system for the application and...

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CertMark International withdraws nine certificates for cladding systems,...

The VBA has shared that CertMark International (CMI), a product certification body under the CodeMark Scheme, has withdrawn nine certificates for cladding systems,...

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VBA publishes a cluster of advice pieces for builders and surveyors

In late December 2018, the Victorian Building Authority (VBA) issued several advisory articles relevant to home builders.

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Master Builders policy work: a year in review

Advocacy and lobbying at Master Builders is often like an iceberg; members typically see only a small proportion of the entire body of work on their behalf. Outward...

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NCC changes and ABCB orientation seminars in early 2019

The ABCB and Standards Australia will be conducting seminars in Melbourne on 13 and 14 March 2019 on amendments and changes to the latest edition of the NCC.

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VBA releases clarifying information on use of cladding products

Clarifying Minister’s Guideline MG-14: Issue of building permits where building work involves the use of certain cladding products

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