Building Permit Application Changes

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


Mandatory Registration of Swimming Pools & Spas

Legislation was recently passed to make the registration of swimming pools and…


Changes to the Victorian Plumbing Regulations

The Victorian Building Authority has worked with industry and the Department of…


Building Dispute Resolution Service

A new Victorian Government service for resolving disputes between home owners…


VBA Proactive Inspection Program

In late 2015 the VBA and Consumer Affairs Victoria (CAV) launched the…


Penalties for carrying out Building Work without a Permit

Effective 4th July 2016, land owners and owner-builders are responsible for…


Directions to Fix Building Work

Building Surveyors are required by law to issue a direction to fix building…


Summary of changes to the NCC

The updated NCC  brings significant changes to the industry including new…


New Definition of Effective Height

With a number of changes occurring with the NCC 2016, one to note is the new…


Sprinklers & Balconies

An amendment to the NCC came into effect on 15 December 2015, mandating that…