Partnerships, Domestic Contracts & Insurances

New rules which became effective on 1 December 2020 require building surveyors…


NCC 2022 Delay

Adoption of the 2022 edition of the National Construction Code (NCC) will be…


Building Surveyors Code of Conduct

The VBA released its first Code of Conduct for Building Surveyors on 1 January…


Ban on High Risk Cladding Products

The Victorian Minister for Planning has declared external wall cladding…


Changes to the Cladding Rectification Levy

Changes have been made to the way the cladding rectification levy is applied…


Yarra Planning Scheme - New Development Contributions Levy

From 1 February 2021 a new Development Contribution Levy (DCL) came into…


Labelling of ACP Products

In early 2018, the Building Ministers Forum requested Standards Australia to…


Building Permit Application Changes

Commencing 1 July 2019, Registered Building Surveyors (RBS) must submit an…


$46.4M Cladding Budget

The Victorian state budget has $46.4 million set aside in 2019-20 to address an…


When is a Building Permit Required?

There is not much that does not require a building permit. Additions and…