Changes to the Building Act 1993 come into effect from on 1 September with the Victorian Building Authority (VBA) gaining direct decision-making powers to register and discipline building practitioners.
The changes will affect all Victorian builders and owner builders with the VBA now acting as the single registering and disciplinary body for the building industry.
“These changes allow the VBA to be a more efficient and effective regulator strengthening consumer protection in the domestic building market,” said VBA CEO Prue Digby.
“Building practitioners and consumers starting a building project should check the VBA website to understand how these changes may affect them.”For more information, please visit the dedicated pages of the
The Australian Building Codes Board (ABCB) published a new Standard for temporary structures on 26 August 2015.
The ABCB Standard addresses health, fire safety and structural requirements for temporary structures. It has been developed for use by State and Territory approval authorities as a primary document of reference for the design, construction and use of temporary structures which are primarily used for the purpose of public assembly. The introduction of the new Standard also ensures that requirements for temporary structures are suitable and consistent across Australia.
Prescribed temporary structures
A prescribed temporary structure is defined as:
tents, marquees or booths with a floor area greater than 100m2
seating stand for more than 20 people
stages or platforms (including sky borders and sky winds) exceeding 150m2 floor area
pre-fabricated buildings exceeding 100m2, other than ones placed directly on the ground surface.
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