Month: October 2017


Interference of Fire Alarm Monitoring Systems

The following information was sent from MFB to VMBSG. Please find attached a letter on the issue of interference of Fire Alarm Monitoring Systems. CLICK HERE to download a copy of the letter Also attached is a copy of a Fire Engineers report and interface schematic regarding the same. CLICK


BUILDING MINISTERS’ FORUM 6 October 2017 Communiqué The third Building Ministers’ Forum (BMF) for 2017 held in Brisbane on Friday, 6 October 2017, continued to drive decisive action on potentially hazardous aluminium cladding and other efforts to improve the compliance and safety of Australian buildings. BMF Ministers recognise the public

Announcement of new CEO for the VBA

VBA names new Chief Executive The Chief Commissioner of the Victorian Building Authority (VBA), Dr Owen Donald, today announced the appointment of Ms Sue Eddy as the building regulator’s new CEO. Ms Eddy’s appointment follows an extensive search and selection process that commenced in June this year when Prue Digby

NSW Government investigation finds Griffith City Council breached law on certifying multiple buildings

“I knew what I did was illegal…” Council planning manager Carel Potgieter told the board “I knew what I did was illegal however I thought I was doing it within my delegation…”. Council defended their actions in a submission to the BPB, highlighting problems they face in terms of staff shortages.