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Victorian Building Permits Data 2017-2018

Victorian Building Authority (VBA) – Media Release Victoria recorded its highest-ever number of building permits and highest-ever value of building work in a year during the 12 months to 30 June […]

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Careers In Building & Construction

Imagine a career when you can work anywhere across Australia, whether it’s in an office or outside on-site. Where you can be a tradesperson or be a manger, an employee […]

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Stockland Commences Sustainable Townhouse Project In Rowville

Australia’s largest residential developer, Stockland celebrated the start of construction of the Waterlea Estate. Waterlea is located in Melbourne’s growing south-east corridor in Rowville. Located in a growth corridor, the […]

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Massive Boost To Construction Work In Victoria

The Andrews Labor Government’s strong infrastructure pipeline is driving a building boom, with construction work completed in Victoria growing by a massive 18.6 per cent over the year while the […]

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Tradies National Health Month

August is Tradies National Health Month, and the Australian Physiotherapy Association (APA) is raising awareness of the risks posed to those who work in trade occupations. Tradies National Health Month […]

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Victoria’s Construction Industry Is Booming

Victoria is in the middle of a construction boom. The latest forecast from the Australian Construction Industry Forum (ACIF) indicates the dollar value of work done on building and civil […]

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Victoria’s Building Laws Changed on 1 July 2018

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 […]

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Development Pipeline Across Melbourne

Urban recently published the ‘Top 20 Melbourne Suburbs With The Largest Development Pipeline’. Melbourne postcode 2000 is leading the pack amount the top 20 suburbs across metropolitan Melbourne with the […]

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Building Permits Activity in Victoria

From $18 billion to $36 billion – Value of building permits in Victoria double in the past decade Hitting record levels, a total of 112,882 building permits issued worth $35.8 […]

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Building Regulations 2018 Overview

The Building Regulations 2018 commenced on 2 June 2018. Changes have been made to the documentation of permits to improve information for the regulator, the general public and building owners. The new […]

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First Look Inside World’s Tallest Timber Tower

On 28 May 2018, leading property and infrastructure company, Lendlease, provided a first glimpse inside the world’s tallest and largest engineered timber office building which is currently under construction at […]

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Mambourin, New Suburb On The Rise

Mambourin, a new community and suburb in Melbourne’s outer west is on the rise. Currently, home to just 4 people, this new suburb is set to be home to more […]

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VBA – Building Regulations – Seminar Series

The Victorian Building Authority (VBA) are hosting a series of seminar in relation to the new Building Regulations 2018. All building practitioners, apprentices and industry stakeholders are invited to attend […]

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Building Regulations 2018

  The new Building Regulations 2018 are set to come into effect on 2 June 2018. The new regulations will reflect the changing nature of the industry, equipment and methodology […]

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5 New Compliance Codes from Worksafe Victoria

Five new compliance codes (codes) that align to the Occupational Health and Safety Regulations 2017 and Equipment (Public Safety) Regulations 2017 are now available from Worksafe Victoria. The five new […]

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New Suburbs In Melbourne’s West

Earlier this month, Victorian Planning Minister Richard Wynne approved Melbourne’s newest suburbs – Deanside and Fraser Rise (previously called Plumpton and Kororoit). Deanside and Fraser Rise will be developed over […]

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New Heights – Employment in the Construction Sector

Employment in the Construction Sector Reaches Another Record The latest data from the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) shows that the number of people with employment in the construction sector […]

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Media Release: Victoria Leads The Nation’s Building Approvals

In good news for housing affordability, Victoria recorded the strongest growth in building approvals across the nation, bolstering housing supply and making an important contribution to the State’s economy. Today’s […]

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2017 – The Year Of Building Reforms

In 2017 there were many changes to legislation within the Building and Construction Industry. There were a series of amendments made to the Building Act 1993 which led to reforms […]

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What Facility Managers Can Do To Prepare For Extreme Weather

Parker Brent Trainer, Peter Kavan has recently been interviewed by Facility Perspectives about his role as the convener of the Facility Management Association of Australia’s (FMA’s) newest Portfolio Group: Resilience […]

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Strong Building Approvals In Victoria

Victoria’s jobs and construction work continues to grow, with the latest industry data confirming Victoria is one of the two leading states in Australia for building approvals. The latest Australian […]

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Construction Booming in Victoria

The Building and Construction Industry has topped the list for full time employment in Victoria with more than 20,000 new jobs created this year. New data from the Australian Bureau […]

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New Suburbs at Donnybrook and Woodstock

Tens of thousands of Victorians are set to call Donnybrook and Woodstock home after the State Government unveiled plans for their development. Donnybrook and Woodstock will be developed over a […]

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Renovation Boom On The Way

1980s houses are set to provide significant opportunities in the renovations market over the next three years.   The latest HIA Renovations Roundup forecast shows expected values of the renovations […]

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Building and Construction Jobs – High Levels of Demand

Project Managers, Construction Managers and Contract Administrators are in massive demand as the home building boom has seen the construction sector in Australia increase it’s headcount by almost 70,000 people. […]

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Pathways To Builders Registration

No matter what category of Builders Registration you are applying for, you will need extensive practical work experience. The Victorian Building Authority (VBA) place a huge emphasis on the practical […]

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Reformed Residential Zones in Victoria

Earlier this year a review of the residential zones that were introduced into Victorian planning schemes in 2014 was completed and the reformed residential zones are now applicable. The proposed changes […]

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Owner Builder? Know Your Obligations

On 1 July 2017, there were changes introduced by the Victorian Building Authority (VBA) in regards to the Owner Builder obligations. These changes have been introduced to help ensure that domestic […]

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Mt Atkinson – New Suburb In Melbourne’s West

Mt Atkinson – New Suburb In Melbourne’s West   Earlier this year the Victorian Government announced its plans to re-zone 100,000 lots of land which in turn will see the […]

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Amendments To The Building Interim Regulations 2017

On 1 July 2017, amendments were made to the Building Interim Regulations 2017. Three key changes have been made to the: Prescribed qualifications for Builders Registration Scopes of Work Class […]

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Key Changes to Owner Builder Requirements

The Victorian Building Authority (VBA) have recently refined the requirements for Owner Builders. The key change is that the VBA will now accept Construction Induction Cards (White Cards) from interstate […]

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Domestic Building Insurance – What You Need To Know

In Victoria, it is mandatory for builders to purchase Domestic Building Insurance (DBI) for all domestic building projects where the contract price is over $16,000. Domestic Building Insurance does not […]

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Employment In Construction Soars To Record Heights

Employment levels within the Construction Industry soar to levels never seen before in Australia’s history.   Over the three months to February 2017, the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) reported […]

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Updates to the Renewal Process for your Builders Registration

Updates to the renewal process for your Builders Registration with the VBA   The Victorian Building Authority (VBA) recently made changes to the title of the Annual Renewal Form to […]

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Changes to the Occupational Health and Safety Regulations

NEW – Occupational Health and Safety Regulations 2017 and Equipment Regulations 2017   The new Occupational Health and Safety Regulations 2017 (OHS Regulations) and Equipment (Public Safety) Regulations 2017 (EPS […]

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Changes to the Victorian Domestic Building Contract Regulations

As of 1 August 2017, the following changes to the Victorian Domestic Building Contract Regulations will occur: The monetary threshold for a Major Domestic Building Contract will increase from $5,000 […]

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Melbourne is Australia’s Fastest Growing City

Melbourne has become Australia’s fastest growing city over the past year with Melbourne’s population continuing to grow. What’s even more staggering is that Melbourne’s suburbs Cranbourne East, Craigieburn and Point […]

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Healthy Outlook For Residential Construction In Melbourne

The outlook for residential construction in Melbourne is looking healthy. The Victorian Government has recently announced its plans to re-zone 100,000 lots of land within two years in Melbourne’s key […]

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Builders – Why you need to be Registered

In Victoria, you must be registered with the VBA (Victorian Building Authority) as a Registered Building Practitioner to: Perform domestic building work that costs more than $5,000 which also includes […]

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Becoming an Owner Builder

Are you thinking of using your own skills to build, extend or renovate a home that you live in or intend to live in? Or perhaps you would like to […]

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Fastest Growing Suburbs

The population living on the fringe of Melbourne and Sydney continues to explode at a rapid rate, as new data shows outer suburbs in these two cities growing faster and […]

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The House With No Bills

As part of Mirvac’s sustainability strategy, Melbourne will have it’s first “House with No Bills” built later in the year. The Cheltenham development on Jack Road will deliver a home […]

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Construction Jobs In Demand

Job advertisements in Australia are increasing which means more job opportunities are available, with the construction and property industries showing the biggest overall rise in demand. Data released from the […]

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