Melbourne’s Real Estate Market Update

– Update from Barry Plant – Let’s get started with a market update.. UNPRECEDENTED DEMAND Over the last 2 years we have seen an unprecedented demand for property and a reset in regards to peoples needs. We have seen:  People upsizing because of work at home conditions. Downsizing to free up equity for retirement. Relocating…

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Changes to Worksafe for Builders in Victoria

– Update from HazardCO – Changes to WorkSafe Incident Notification in Victoria THRESHOLD FOR INCIDENTS WorkSafe Victoria has revised the threshold for incidents that are notifiable: When an incident occurs that doesn’t result in a serious injury, the threshold for whether it is notable was “incidents exposing a person in the immediate vicinity to an…

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How Do I Get My Builder Registration in Victoria?

GETTING YOUR BUILDERS LICENCE IN VICTORIA Domestic Builder Limited (DB-L) Registration are limited to trade services and there are a variety of options that you can choose from depending on the type of work you do. Builders Licence: What you need to know The VBA (Victorian Building Authority) is the Authority in Victoria that controls…

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Home Builders To Expect Delays & Price Rises

Home Builders To Expect More Delays & Price Rises Building material shortages, due to supply chain disruptions, are likely to continue into 2023.  Building Material Shortages Victoria Budding home owners across regional Victoria are facing further delays in the construction of their dream houses due to supply chain disruptions and worker shortages. Builders are waiting about…

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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 ncc.abcb.gov.au (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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BUILDER DEREGISTERED, DISQUALIFIED AND FINED $15,000 FOR 21 BREACHES

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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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GOOD NEIGHBOURS AND PROTECTION OF PROPERTY WHEN BUILDING

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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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