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HIA information sheets cover a wide range of industry topics. Prepared by HIA information specialists, they are designed to help HIA members answer questions about a variety of complex areas. You can search by category. Members can also talk to HIA for additional help and support.


  • BCA Gutter Overflow provisions (322KB) This item/page is locked

    This information sheet provides an overview of the BCA gutter overflow requirements that were introduced in 2016.

  • Energy Verification Reference Building Method (200KB) This item/page is locked

    This information sheet has been developed to provide information regarding applying BCA Verification Method V2.6.2.2

  • Leaving frames exposed to the weather

    Guidance on temporarily bracing of structure to ensure it remains unaffected in the event that you may need to pause the construction of a house for an extended period of time.

  • Planning Regulations (Amendment Regulations) 2020 and bushfire-prone areas

    Planning Regulation Amendment Regulations 2020 were gazetted on 18 December 2020. A Table has been introduced that outlines the exemptions for development approvals, which includes single houses and ancillary dwellings. This table changed the way bushfire requirements are referenced. Single Houses and Ancillary Dwellings proposed for lots over 1,100m², in Bushfire Prone areas, are not exempt from requiring a Bushfire Attack Level (BAL) assessment and applying Part 10A of the Local Planning Scheme Regulations 2015; being the need for a Development Approval.