Building Act 1993: Building Regulations 2006: Building Code of Australia

VIC – HENDRY building surveyors provide in simple language, an explanation of Victoria’s building legislative system. The Building Act 1993 provides powers for the regulation of building and building standards. It is supported by the Building Regulations 2006. The Building Act 1993 and Building Regulations 2006 are closely interwoven. The regulations call up the use of the Building Code of… Read more

VIC: Certificate of Final Inspection: Building Regulations

VIC - HENDRY building surveyors advise that where a certificate of final inspection is issued for all buildings where essential safety measures are provided, the building surveyor must also attach to the certificate of final inspection a determination on the essential safety measures with the type of inspection, maintenance and frequency required. Regulation 1204 of the Building Regulations 2006 states… (more) Building… Read more

Accreditation of Building Products: Building Act 1993: Building Regulations

VIC – HENDRY building surveyors advise that the Building Act 1993 Part 2 – Building Standards in Section 15 ‘Effect of accreditation’ for the accreditation of building products under the Building Code of Australia provides that the relevant independent building surveyor cannot refuse to approve building work on the ground that any building product or construction method is unsatisfactory if… Read more

Building Regulations 2006: Demolition Permit

VIC – HENDRY building surveyors advise that a demolition permit is a building permit which restricts the building works to the demolition of a building. Consideration is provided to the applicant by regulation 304 (Building Regulations 2006) specifying the minimum information to be provided to the building surveyor for the building permit (demolition permit) to be issued… (more) Building Legislation… Read more

Victoria Building Regulations

VIC – HENDRY building surveyors advise that a building owner, occupier or owner’s agent for a building inherits obligations under various statutory Victoria Building Legislation (including the Building Act 1993) to ensure building works (under a building permit), alteration, occupation of a building and the inspection, testing and maintenance of nominated essential safety measures are complied with as required… (more)… Read more

Places of Public Entertainment: Occupancy Permit: Building Regulations

VIC – HENDRY building surveyors advise that the Victorian Building Authority has issued an Interim Practice Note titled ‘Occupancy Permits for Places of Public Entertainment’. The Practice Note provides guidance concerning the places of public entertainment requirements under the Building Act 1993 and their application to sporting, recreational and other activities and events conducted by community-based organisations in outdoor places… Read more