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Victoria Scraps Building Regulator Board
Business
Tuesday April 2 2024

Victoria Scraps Building Regulator Board

The board of Victoria’s building regulator has been scrapped as the Victorian Government seeks to address concerns with the regulator’s culture and performance.

Victoria Pushes Harder to Phase Out Gas
Green
Friday December 15 2023

Victoria Pushes Harder to Phase Out Gas

Victoria is set to consider options for electrification of all new residential buildings and most commercial buildings as the state moves further to transition away from...

Victoria’s Apartment Buildings Are Riddled with Dangerous and Defective Balconies
Buildings
Monday July 10 2023

Victoria’s Apartment Buildings Are Riddled with Dangerous and Defective Balconies

Up to a quarter of Victoria’s apartment buildings may have serious balcony defects, a new analysis has found.

Victoria Delays Building Code Upgrades
Business
Monday June 19 2023

Victoria Delays Building Code Upgrades

Victoria has delayed the adoption of new requirements which are set to be introduced under the latest version of the National Construction Code (NCC).

Victoria’s Planning System is Failing on Flooding
Zoning
Thursday October 20 2022

Victoria’s Planning System is Failing on Flooding

The planning system in Victoria is failing to protect communities from flooding, the state’s peak body for town planners says.

Victoria Dumps Three Years of Planning Reform Work
Zoning
Tuesday March 1 2022

Victoria Dumps Three Years of Planning Reform Work

The Victorian Government has permanently binned major planning reform proposals which took three years to develop despite acknowledging that the proposals would have delivered billions of...

Victoria Slugs Developers for Social Housing
Zoning
Tuesday February 22 2022

Victoria Slugs Developers for Social Housing

Multi-residential developments and subdivisions throughout metropolitan Melbourne and major Victorian regional centres are set to be slugged with a 1.75 percent tax to help pay for...

Residential
15 Apr, 2020
Vic reveals $500m COVID-19 rental relief

The six-month ban on evictions and rent increases for both commercial and residential tenants, as well as tax relief for landlords, was announced by Premier Daniel...

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Infrastructure
18 Mar, 2020
Murray Basin rail project fails to deliver

The Murray Basin Rail Project has failed to improve rural freight outcomes for Victoria despite a $440 million public spend, according to the state's auditor-general.

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Civil
24 Jul, 2019
Vic confident it can afford $50b rail loop

Work has begun on Victoria’s $50 billion suburban rail loop, despite concerns from a major ratings agency about the state's ability to pay for the big-ticket...

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Commercial
16 Jul, 2019
Vic Sets up Cladding Rectification Fund

Victoria wants the federal government to contribute to a $600 million fund to remove dangerous cladding from hundreds of buildings, including apartment blocks.

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Energy
20 Feb, 2019
Victoria to End Energy Price Fruit Salad

Not a basket case, but a fruit bowl - that's how the Victorian government has described the state's energy pricing structure, while announcing plans for an...

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Business
4 Oct, 2018
Who Can Become a Building Practitioner in Australia - Recent Changes in Victoria

All states in Australia, and across most of the common law world, ensure the registration of building practitioners.

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Business
27 Sep, 2018
Gender Quota Bid for Vic Public Sector

Victoria's public service could be legally required to employ at least 40 per cent women.

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Energy
27 Sep, 2018
Scam Warning for Victorian Solar Scheme

Scammers have tried to cash in on the Victorian government's $1.3 billion solar power subsidy scheme.

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Safety
18 Sep, 2018
Vic Builders Fined $600K for Dumping

Developers who allegedly unlawfully knocked down a 159-year-old Melbourne pub have been fined more than $600,000 for dumping asbestos from the site to an area bordering...

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