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Melanie Fasham joins review panel; cladding..

The state government has formed an expert panel to review the state’s building system, including Immediate Past President Melanie Fasham.

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New pool and spa safety barrier regulations..

The Victorian Building Authority (VBA) has announced new pool and spa safety regulations.

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Introduction of Amendment VC158 – combustible..

Amendment VC158 – combustible cladding rectification exemptions, was gazetted by the Hon. Richard Wynne, Minister for Planning, on Tuesday.

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New legislation restricts conditions for contract termination

From 1 July 2018, your ability to terminate a contract due to an “insolvency event” will become significantly restricted. As part of the innovation reform agenda...

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Reminder: Building Regulations 2018 take effect 2 June

We remind members that the Building Regulations 2018 will come into effect as of 2 June 2018. Building permits issued as of this date require that a building surveyor...

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VBA implements corporate registration requirement

From 1 July 2018: A company must be registered as a building practitioner to: Enter into a major domestic building contract in the company’s name Be named...

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Guidance on minimum garden area requirements: better late than never

In March 2017, Minister Wynne announced reform to residential zones, which included a new minimum garden area requirement which had not been the subject of consultation...

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Fees, charges and on-the-spot-fines changes in the regulations

There will be changes to prescribed fees and on the spot fines as of 2 June 2018 with the introduction of the new Building Regulations 2018.

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Is prefabricated construction the future of Australian Building?

New trends are always emerging in the building and construction industry, especially in the sustainable building sector.

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