NCC 2022 preview and adoption dates

– Update from Builder Registration – 2022 NCC Seminars IMPORTANT DATES TO NOTE – We would like practitioners to be aware of important dates for the release of the National Construction Code (NCC) 2022, which include: 9 May 2022 –  Preview available at (excluding energy efficiency and condensation) 1 September 2022 – Adoption by states and territories AGREED…

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NCC 2019 New Brand

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– Update from Builder Registration – New Design for NCC NEWLY RELEASED Commencing with the release of NCC 2019 we’ve redesigned the NCC brand. By introducing a new logo and iconography, the NCC is easy to find and navigate online! Here’s a sneak peek at the new branding and design for the NCC. INTRODUCING NEW…

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Victoria’s building laws changed on 1 July 2018

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Changes to Victoria’s building laws came into effect on Sunday, 1 July 2018. The reforms affect all building practitioners in Victoria, as well as some plumbing contractors and suppliers. The new reforms are designed to achieve compliance and transparency in the building industry, as well as increased consumer protection so that anyone engaging a building…

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The Victorian Building Authority has deregistered, disqualified and fined a registered building practitioner $15,000 for 21 breaches of the Building Act. Mr David Lee, of Ringwood, was registered as a domestic building manager when he committed the breaches involving three building sites in Doncaster East, Bentleigh and Mount Waverley. In making its ruling, the VBA…

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With a strong residential building market, the Victorian Building Authority (VBA) reminds those proposing building work that they have obligations under the Building Act 1993 to protect adjoining property from potential damage from their building work. If building work is close, or adjacent, to adjoining property boundaries, protection work may be required in respect of the adjoining…

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VBA Media Release

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Record $32.8b building work in Victoria in 2016-17 – rural growth outstrips metropolitan The value of building in Victoria in the financial year 2016-17 reached a record $32.8 billion, according to the latest building permit data from the Victorian Building Authority (VBA). Across the state, regional and rural Victoria performed better growth-wise than metropolitan Melbourne with the…

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VBA News

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CHANGES TO REGISTRATION REQUIREMENTS FOR DOMESTIC BUILDING WORK UNDER $10,000 From 1 August 2017, domestic builders, or draftspersons engaged in domestic building work, are only required to be registered as a building practitioner if the cost of the domestic building work is $10 000 or more. Prior to 1 August 2017, domestic builders and draftspersons…

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Lower bills, added value among 6 Star Standard perks

Rising power bills mean living in an energy efficient home has never been more important.   This had led to significant debates across the country on energy security and the best approach to reduce electricity costs for consumers. While electricity and energy is a hot topic – the Victorian Building Authority reminds residents of the…

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