The Victorian Building Authority will take control of building practitioner registration and discipline, whilst new processes for building practitioner discipline and a prohibition on builders appointing private surveyors will come into play under new changes which will impact building industry regulation practices in Victoria.

The new rules are the second tranche of two tranches of changes designed to improve regulation within the state, following earlier changes which came into effect on July 4. The earlier set of rules saw builders and architects specifically prohibited from performing building work without a permit, greater powers being…