The Victorian Government has released the Regulatory Impact Statement (RIS) for Victoria’s proposed Plumbing Regulations 2018.

To ensure Victoria continues to have effective plumbing regulations, the Victorian Government has undertaken a review of the Plumbing Regulations 2008 prior to their expiry in November 2018.

Following an early public consultation process in March 2017, as well as targeted industry engagement and consultation with the Plumbing Advisory Council and its subcommittees, the Government has prepared the draft plumbing regulations and a RIS. These have now been released for public consultation.

To assist practitioners in understanding the proposed changes in the draft Regulations, the Victorian Building Authority (VBA) is developing a series of explanatory videos, which will soon be available on the VBA website.
The public consultation period will close at 5.00 pm on 27 July 2018. At the end of the consultation period, the Victorian Government will review all submissions received and take this feedback into consideration when finalising the Plumbing Regulations 2018.
To view the draft Regulations and the RIS, and learn how to make a submission, visit the Engage Victoria website.