Fire Rescue Victoria ("FRV") issues guidelines (GL-35) on conducting a hydrostatic test for new and existing fire hydrant systems, clarifying requirements for systems with and without brigade booster connections or pumps. This article provides a summary of GL-35 and the circumstances where a hydrostatic pressure test is not required.
In Victoria, certain work described in Schedule 3 of the Building Regulations (Vic) 2018 is exempt from a building permit and occupancy permit. In this article we look at the requirements of Schedule 3 and what work is exempted from a building permit.
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The Victorian Building Authority, a statutory government body responsible for the application of building legislation in Victoria has backed research by Deakin University that reveals widespread passive fire protection defects in Victorian apartments, prompting calls for increased practitioner education, licensing, and improved construction practices to enhance building safety.
In Victoria, the Retail Leases Amendment Act 2020 clarifies the entitlement of landlords to recover from tenants the costs of installation, repair and maintenance of essential safety measures (ESMs).
If your the owner of a building, place of public entertainment, health care building or aged care facility in Victoria you most likely are required to display a copy of your Occupancy Permit and kept displayed at an approved location.