Month: May 2016

Government passes reforms to strengthen consumer building protection

Monday May 2 2016 Amendments to the Building Act passed through Parliament earlier this month, introducing a number of changes to the VBA’s powers and functions. VBA CEO Prue Digby welcomed the changes, which deliver on the Government’s commitment to increase protection from domestic building malpractice. “Overall, the regulated industry strives to do the right … Continued

ABCB COMMENCES CONSULTATION ON FIRE SPRINKLER REGULATORY IMPACT STATEMENT

The Australian Building Codes Board (ABCB) is inviting stakeholders to comment on the Automatic Fire Suppression Systems for Covered Balconies in Residential BuildingsConsultation Regulation Impact Statement (RIS). The RIS assesses the problem of fire occurring on balconies of residential buildings over 25 metres and considers options to safeguard occupants in the case of a fire event. … Continued