Changes to the Building Act 1993 – Part 8 enforcement and the provision for service


RK Lawyers have recently published an article (link to the article  http://www.rk.com.au/insights/changes-to-the-building-act-1993-part-8-enforcement-and-the-provision-for-service/) regarding the 16 August 2017 amendments to the Building Act 1993 (“Act”) which has resulted in significant changes to Part 8 of the Act and building enforcement at a local government level. The provision for service under the Act, being section 236 was also amended on 16 August 2017.

 

The article which was emailed to you, refers to checklists which we have drafted to assist Municipal Building Surveyors and their delegates when drafting and serving building notices and building orders.

 

As one of our valued clients please find attached the following checklists referred to in the article:

 

  • Building Notice Checklist for Municipal Building Surveyors;
  • Building Order Checklist for Municipal Building Surveyors;
  • Building Order for Minor Work Checklist for Municipal Building Surveyors;
  • Building Order to Stop Work Checklist for Municipal Building Surveyors;
  • Emergency Order Checklist for Municipal Building Surveyors; and
  • Service Checklist.

As always, should you have any queries or should you require any further advice or assistance regarding the 16 August 2017 amendments please do not hesitate to contact Ian Pridgeon, Daniel Silfo, Marcus Heath or myself.

Kind Regards,

 

Elizabeth Flanagan


About John Prendergast

The Victorian Municipal Building Surveyors Group Inc (VMBSG) is an incorporated association made up of local government building control officers and other professionals who aim to advance and achieve the best ideals in local government building control. VMBSG provides municipal building surveyors, related professionals and associated functionaries a dedicated forum for discussion and resolution of issues and to develop procedures and policies for the management of local government building control. The State of Victoria has experienced major changes in building control over the last 20 years that have greatly affected the way in which councils carry out their functions. One of the key goals of the VMBSG is to continue developing strategic approaches to the relevant roles and responsibilities of local government.

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