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Applying Section 10 of the Building Act and NCC 2022

Section 10 of the Building Act means Victorian building/design projects that have made “significant progress” may not have to apply NCC 2022’s new changes. Here’s everything you need to know.
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NCC 2022 is having a huge impact on builders around the country. Victoria has a state-specific update every local builder in the state needs to be across – in line with Section 10 of the Building Act, some building projects that are underway will not have to apply NCC 2022’s new changes. When is this the case? If “substantial progress” has been made.  

The Section 10 change to the rules may mean Victorian builders can save considerable budget and extra time, which is a relief for many who are well on the way to completing their project. You need to know all the info – and that’s why we’re here to help.  

You may have many questions: What is “substantial progress"? How do I prove it? What is Section 10 of the Building Act in layman’s terms? How does a RBS factor into things? What are the timelines that apply to me? This very detailed, simplified explainer will answer all your queries and arm you with the knowledge to confidently navigate a complicated new process that Victorian builders must take into consideration. 

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Who is it for?

Builders, designers, architects and other stakeholders engaged in building/design projects in Victoria

This explainer outlines Section 10 of the Building Act, what it means for projects in progress and how to apply it to your ongoing construction jobs.

What does it include?

  • Section 10 of the Building Act 1993 explained
  • The definition of "substantial progress" on design
  • Outcomes for different scenarios including one-off designs, standard designs and change of builder
  • The impact of NCC 2022 at different stages
  • Contracts, permits and Section 10.

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