The Minister of Planning, Matthew Guy MLC, has appointed peckvonhartel’s Senior Principal, Yvonne von Hartel AM, as a Commissioner of the Victorian Building Authority Board.

On announcing the creation of the Victorian Building Authority, Mr Guy said “The VBA is the biggest overhaul of Victoria’s building industry regulation in decades and reinforces the Victorian Coalition Government’s belief that a strong industry regulator must be established”.

The VBA is now the single over-arching body responsible for setting and enforcing building and plumbing industry regulation; from July 2014 it will also be responsible for the regulation of the Architecture profession and bring forward a clear, efficient, single structure in built environment regulation for Victoria

The VBA is working with the State Government on its domestic building reform package, which will bring a number of changes to the industry including improved consumer protection and more rigorous registration and licensing requirements. 

The Victorian Building Authority website