DDA: Premises Standards: Building Regulations

VIC – HENDRY building surveyors advise that under the Building Regulations building owners and managers should know that the Disability (Access to Premises – Buildings) Standards 2010 known as the Premises Standards made under the Disability Discrimination Act 1992 (DDA), apply under the building regulations. They applied to every new building project for which an application for a building permit approval is lodged… Read more

Implied Easement: Subdivision Act 1988: Building Regulations

VIC – HENDRY building surveyors advise that Section 12 of the Subdivision Act 1988 imposes implied easement rights over units on a particular plan of subdivision which the Building Regulations and Building Code of Australia must allow for. To invoke this right, the subdivision plan must invoke the Subdivision Act 1988 provisions. An implied easement is important as they relate… Read more

Building Subdivision: Building Regulations 2006: Building Act 1993

VIC - HENDRY building surveyors provide this article for clients who require a background knowledge for the subdivision of a building or land under the building regulation. A building subdivision is based on three main pieces of legislation, the Planning and Environment Act 1987, the Subdivision Act 1988 and Subdivision (Procedures) Regulations 2000. A building subdivision will involve additional requirements together under the… Read more

Public Health and Wellbeing Regulations: Building Regulations

VIC – HENDRY building surveyors remind building owners that on 1 January 2010, the Public Health and Wellbeing Regulations 2009 (PHWR) came into effect.  Included in the Public Health and Wellbeing Regulations 2009 were important changes concerning the regulation of cooling towers and warm water systems for the control of Legionella which adds to building regulations in Victoria. The Public… Read more

Building Owners: Essential Safety Measures: Building Regulations 2006

VIC – HENDRY Building Surveyors have noticed that for all sorts of reasons building owners find they are unable to comply with the Essential Safety Measures provisions of the Building Regulations 2006. A number of building owners, property managers and occupiers do not appear to be aware of the penalties that can apply for non compliance with the essential safety… Read more

Protection of Adjoining Property: Building Act 1993: Building Regulations 2006 December 10, 2013HENDRYE

VIC – Hendry building surveyors advise building owners, builders, developers or architects may have dealt with what is known as protection works or protection of adjoining property under the building regulations. The Building Regulations 2006 and Building Act 1993 legislate the protection of the adjoining property owner’s building or property during certain proposed building works when determined to be reviewed… Read more

VIC: Monitored Automatic Fire Alarms: Fire Indicator Panel: Building Regulations

VIC - HENDRY building surveyors advise that amendments have been made, in the interest of public safety, to the Metropolitan Fire Brigade Act 1958 and the Country Fire Authority Act 1958, in relation to monitored automatic fire alarms. A monitored automatic fire alarm is a fire alarm system i.e. a Fire Indicator Panel (FIP), which automatically sends a signal to the… Read more

Occupancy Permit: Doesn’t Confirm Your Building Complies

VIC – HENDRY building surveyors advise building owners and property managers to be aware of the basics behind the issuing of an occupancy permit (certificate of occupancy) for a building: The Building Act 1993, Building Regulations 2006 and the Building Code of Australia all have a hand in determining what goes into an occupancy permit issued by the building surveyor…. Read more

Emergency Order: Building Regulations 2006: Building Act 1993

VIC – HENDRY building surveyors advise that under various sections of the Building Act 1993 and Building Regulations 2006, the Municipal Building Surveyor has a significant role in the ‘enforcement procedures’ to ensure compliance is achieved or public safety and health are not endangered. A building surveyor can issue an emergency order under the Building Act 1993, where a danger… Read more

Lapsed Building Permits: Building Act 1993: Building Regulations 2006

VIC – Hendry building surveyors advise that a building permit is considered to have lapsed if the building works have not commenced by the statutory commencement date, or have not been completed by the statutory completion date… (more) Building Legislation Table Refer to our Building Legislation Table for further information on the building permit process including the certificate of occupancy…. Read more