From 1 July 2013, the Victorian Government will require councils throughout Victoria to collect a Fire Services Property Levy on their behalf in conjunction with their standard property rates.
Currently, insurers are required to contribute to the cost of operating the Metropolitan Fire Brigade and the Country Fire Authority. The insurance industry passes the cost of this contribution on to policy-holders through an amount in their insurance premiums, known as a fire services levy.
Emergency Services Legislation Amendment Act 2012 (Vic) was proclaimed in Victoria on December 1, 2012.
The Plumbing Regulations 2008 (Vic) set out the definition and requirements for plumbing work in Victoria. The Regulations also set out the requirements for a Licensed Plumbing Practitioners to issue a Compliance Certificate.
Licensed Plumbing Practitioners, must issue a compliance certificate for all plumbing work that falls into the following types:
I have received an email from South East Water on the Water Metering and Servicing Guidelines which commence on 1 July 2012, incorporate new Australian Standards on backflow prevention valves.
The details of this email are as follows;
Friday, 8 June 2012 - Important revised guidelines for fire service installations
Introduction of revised water meter assembly drawings and adoption of single check valves (testable) on fire services – 1 July 2012
A while ago, I wrote about the requirements for people who carry out plumbing work (including a range of fire protection activities) need to be licensed and/or registered.
Unfortunately, I am still hearing about practitioners who are not either licensed or registered to carry out fire protection work. This also means that they are not issuing the statutory Compliance Certificate for plumbing work over $750.00.