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Saturday July 21, 2018

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More New Rules on Victoria’s Building Sites
Business
Thursday August 18 2016

More New Rules on Victoria’s Building Sites

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...

New Rules on Victorian Building Sites
Business
Tuesday June 21 2016

New Rules on Victorian Building Sites

Builders in Victoria who carry out construction work without a permit will be subject to fines of almost $160,000 in the case of individuals or $800,000...

Creating a Best Practice Registration Regime
Business
Thursday September 10 2015

Creating a Best Practice Registration Regime

All key building practitioners would ideally be registered - a list that includes engineers, residential and commercial builders, architects, draftspersons, building surveyors, building inspectors, electricians and...

The 5K Rule of Domestic Building
Residential
Thursday September 3 2015

The 5K Rule of Domestic Building

All domestic building work which exceeds $5,000 must be undertaken by a registered building practitioner, including labour and materials.

The Crossover Between Court Trials and Misconduct Inquiries
Business
Friday July 3 2015

The Crossover Between Court Trials and Misconduct Inquiries

At a recent VCAT review hearing, a ‘double jeopardy’ type argument was run, to the effect that the building practitioner appealing a misconduct penalty (suspension of...

Who Needs to be a Licenced Builder in Victoria?
Residential
Thursday June 4 2015

Who Needs to be a Licenced Builder in Victoria?

If you are involved in the building industry in Victoria then chances are you should be a Licenced/Registered Building Practitioner. This legislation has been in for...

Victoria’s Building Regulation Mess
Business
Monday May 25 2015

Victoria’s Building Regulation Mess

Over recent years, few building industry regimes around Australia have been subject to as much criticism as that in Victoria.

Why it’s Time to Register Subcontractors
Business
Monday April 27 2015

Why it’s Time to Register Subcontractors

In the likes of Victoria, all members of the the front line of the building practitioner community are required  to be registered with the Building Practitioners...

New VIC Govt an Opportunity to Rethink Building Act Reforms
Business
Monday December 8 2014

New VIC Govt an Opportunity to Rethink Building Act Reforms

In the last three years, building regulation in Victoria was a hotbed of controversy and there was a chorus of disquiet with consumers and the building...