According to the Victorian Building Authority ("VBA") the objectives of the Building Act 1993 is to (1) protect the safety and health of people who use buildings and places of public entertainment; and (2) improve the amenity of buildings. This includes TWO principal subordinate regulations; Building Regulations 2018; and Plumbing Regulations 2018.
In Victoria, an occupancy permits are documents that signify that a building surveyor is satisfied and has approved your building as being suitable for occupation. This article discussed the features of an Occupancy Permit and common mistakes in them that can adversely affect building owners.
An essential safety measure defined under the Building Regulations 2006 include the following examples:
On June 6, 2006, the Minister for Planning, the Hon Rob Hulls published the Victoria Building Regulations 2006, statutory rule No. 68/2006.